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.
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."