The World Series has been awesome so far. The Giants are up 2 games to 0 over the Detroit Tigers. I’m a Dodgers fan which pretty much means I will never cheer for the Giants, but I have to tip my hat to them. They’ve played some incredible baseball so far, and it’s nearly impossible not to admire these guys even if you hope they get beat.
The best part is the way they are going about it. Lots of smiling. Laughing. They are of course playing their best, but they are loose and happy and they aren’t taking themselves too seriously. They are just trusting their instincts and having fun. It’s been the story of the series so far. They are just out there playing ball like kids playing in a sandlot.
And isn’t that a great lesson to keep in mind in business? Work hard and do your best but make sure to stay loose. Smile. Enjoy what you are doing. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Trust your instincts. Have fun!
P.s. For those of you who’ve been watching the games, haven’t they been awesome in so many ways? Sandoval hitting his first homer in game one on a pitch he’s not supposed to be able to hit as a low ball hitter: a high and tight 95-mph simmering fastball thrown by the best pitcher in the game. Verlander smirking at his pitching coach as he walked to the mound, like the guy could possibly say anything Verlander didn’t already know. Barry Zito talking to himself in the dugout between innings. Joe Buck calling Zito batting vs. Verlander the biggest mismatch in the series, and then Zito promptly hitting an RBI single. The 30 seconds of silence after Tim McCarver blurted out “Barry Mannilow” when he didn’t realize Joe Buck was talking about Barry Bonds, and then he had no idea what to say when he realized how silly that was – you could just tell he was thinking to himself, “Did I really just say Barry Manilow? Really?” Sandoval homering in three straight at bats. Three! If that had happened in a Hollywood movie you’d think it was corny and unbelievable. But it happened! A triple-amputee veteran lacing a perfect strike in last night’s ceremonial first pitch. Last night’s starting pitchers each tossing absolute gems. An incredible relay from left field to nail Prince Fielder sliding into home plate. I could go on all day. Suffice it to say I love this Series so far.
And thus ends the longest “P.s.” in history…