May 23, 2011

The Anatomy of an Upset

Our baseball season is winding down and although I've mentioned this has been a fun and different experience, its also been a bit frustrating. Many of the teams we play have kids on it that wouldn't be that good at bigger schools but act like they are. The same with a lot of the coaches, just the things they say makes it obvious that their baseball IQ isn't very high. The worst part is when you know the opposing team is going to do something yet there's nothing you can do about it. With better, more experienced players there's 3 or 4 things you can do to counter something with baseball so it's a bit of a helpless feeling at times.

With that being said we're going into our first playoff game as a coaching staff doing everything we can to be competitive. We'll be pretty big underdogs for sure, if there was a betting line my guess is my team would probably be like a 20-1 underdog. However we will have a bit of a scouting report and our number one pitcher on the mound. In the past I've coached teams that were expected to win and lose. I've watched games where upsets happen, basically everyone has the same storyline.

The lesser team hangs around for a bit for the first couple innings then in the middle innings something happens. It can be the pitcher getting out of a big jam, someone getting a big hit, a great defensive play, etc. Something to show the favored team that this is going to be a game, and they're going to get your best effort. So I'm hoping for something like that on Tuesday. We'll be prepared, now it's just a matter of our players playing well.

Lost in all of my Bruins posts lately is the Redsox have been playing really well lately. The baseball season is so long that every team goes through slumps, while most teams don't want to start off 2-10 something like that will inevitably happen over the course of 162 games. The cream generally rises to the top and hopefully the Sox can stay healthy. I'm going to 3 of their games in June and was worried they they were going to be fighting to get to .500 and back in the race at that point, good thing I shouldn't have to worry about that.

Also, sorry for the lack of poker content lately. My next post will be poker related and could be my last poker strategy content for a while.

Go Bruins!

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We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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