Friday, May 13, 2005

Baseball Blogging: Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th proved to be unlucky for the Catfish in Augusta yesterday. I have some stuff to do in this part of the state this weekend, so I went to the Catfish game. And the Catfish played a very good game, but so did the Augusta GreenJackets (Giants), who won 6-5.

Luke drives in 3 runs Lucas May, one of the players we "sponsor," hit a 2-out, 3-run double in the 3rd inning to put the Catfish up, 5-0. However, Augusta fought back, chipping away at the lead, finally winning with 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth.

So, yet another one-run loss for the Catfish. And the guys are really frustrated. They are playing good baseball. Really good baseball. But the wins are few.

What can you say in such a situation? And these situations aren't limited to baseball. They happen in school, at work, in life. Someone is doing exactly what they need to be doing, but the rewards of success aren't there.

Blame it on Friday the 13th? Nope. That's just plain silly.

Say "Them's the breaks?" Nope. That does no good. And it ain't good English.

Truth be told, there's not much you can say that does any good.

Except, perhaps, "I'm here for you."


  1. yeah, that's about all you can do. i guess it wouldn't be much of a consolation right about now to remind them that doing their best is always matter what the outcome.

  2. Well, you can say what I tell my kids. It isn't whether or not you win the game that counts; it's whether or not you did your best.

    I was taught that if you did your best and displayed good sportsmanship at all times, then that was the most important thing. If you happen to win the game too, that is an added benefit! However they are already winners in my book because they don't give up!!

  3. Gosh, I hate that they've had another one run loss. However, their talent will sustain them, and I can't help but think that their scoring will turn around...
    They are fortunate to have a loyal fan like you following them around. Keep it up!


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