Throw the curve ball………

Just as in Baseball when the Pitcher throws a curve ball to get the Batter to swing and miss, Life also throws a curve ball at us from time to time. This curve ball comes to us at every cross road we come to at our paths of our journey of life.

When we come to these cross roads and we have these life events happening to us, we become clouded in our judgements and can’t see the movement of the ball as it gets closer to us, we become out of focus and can’t seem to regain it, so we can swing and make contact with the ball, when the life events are in control then we are in control and can see every rotation of the curve ball.

In the game of Baseball when a player is in a slump, usually means there is something wrong with his approach to the game, or the way he is swinging at the baseball, then the player tries to do too much in order to get out of the slump, than all he is really doing is hurting his game more so, because he is not focusing on the things he needs to focus on, like watching and seeing the rotation of the curve ball, that is about to get into range for a good swing and good contact on the ball, so he can give his team a chance to win the game.

Life for all of us as we walk our paths of our journey, is kind of similar to a Ball Player, only that to a ball player it is a game, to us it is reality and who we become along our journey through life. The concept is similar, just that one has a huge effect on us as a person. These life events are what gets us out of focus, so when the curve ball of life comes to us, we can’t see the spin or the rotation of the ball as it approaches us, which makes us swing and miss all the time.

With these life events and us not handling them correctly, makes for very rough paths along our journey of life. These events will always be there, it is us that have to deal with them properly, when we do deal with them properly, not only will our paths along our journey be smoother, but we will always see the spin and the rotation of the curve ball, to which we will always swing and hit the curve ball, out of this park called life.

” A curve ball before it reaches the plate, will have a spin and a rotation to it, you have to focus on the ball in order to hit the ball for a great length”

” Life’s curve ball is a bit different, but the concept of to focus on whats in front of you, is very much the same, as we all walk this journey through life”

John Lester to the Cubs……..

John Lester is one of those type of pitchers, you always wish him well, no matter what team he plays for.

John Lester came up through the Boston Red Sox organization, made the big club and never looked back, he had a major hick-up when he was diagnosed with cancer, but the Red Sox who teams up with the Jimmy Fund, was a great organization to be a part of, as John received the best of care and treatment, since his diagnoses he never looked back when he was in remission for the cancer, he also pitched a perfect game as a Red Sox and has had a great career to this point.

The hard work John has done to get into remission and move his career to where it is, deserves all the praise by all, with him signing with the Chicago Cubs for 6 years and 155 million, true there may be some in red sox nation that may not like the signing, some may say it is too much money for anybody just to play the game of baseball? In the case of John Lester, it is money well spent on a great guy and someone who has played the game the right way.

John Lester going to the Chicago Cubs was a no brainer for those who really know him, the General Manager of the Cubs is Theo Epstein, he was the one that put together the 2004 Red Sox and helped stop the 86 year drought of not winning a championship, now Theo is trying to end the drought of 105 years for the Cubs and it’s a great start bringing in John Lester, Theo and John have always been good friends and both respect each other, showing that this signing was bound to happen.

John Lester is arguably the best left handed pitcher in baseball and can be an Ace starter on any team, John’s journey through the majors has had its share of hurdles and some bumps in the road, but with his hard work he has earned all our respect and we all should wish him the best on his new journey, there should be no bitter words of John Lester, as anybody that does talk bitterly of him, does not really know what they are talking about.

John Lester…….. Good luck on your new journey, may you and Theo make good on your goal, of ending the Cubs drought of not winning a championship, even though I may be a Red Sox fan, my heart will always be with you for all the good years you gave us here in Boston, if chance should have it that the Cubs face the Red Sox in a World series, I may be torn between who do I route for? Even if the Cubs win and end the drought, for me there will be no loser and a goal achieved for both teams.

” Sports players that play the game right, deserve nothing but respect by everybody that watches that sport”

” When you work hard and do it right, whether in sports or life, you deserve all the praise and respect that comes your way”