Thursday, August 28, 2008
METS REGAIN FIRST PLACE IN THE NL EAST!
The Mets beat their rivals, the Phillies last night to regain first place and comeback from a demoralizing loss against the fightin' Phills the night before... Pops (Jerry Manuel) made, to some, a few questionable moves in the previous game that had the media and fans questioning him during the post game.... Many must understand that as Pops works with a beleaguered lineup to create a championship team, the players will be asked from time to time to step up in roles that are unfamiliar and succeed in that respective position... Last night after writing out the staring lineup, Pops put this quote on the lineup card -
"The student who is never required to do what he cannot do, is often unable to do what he can."
The Mets went on to comeback and defeat the Phillies, 6 -3. This is a saying we all can learn from and live by as we go through life and overcome the fear of the unknown...
I've learned to never second guess someone until you walk a day or in baseball, 162 games in their shoes... On top of that, I one day asked my dad, "How did you know to bring that player in the ninth inning, when historical baseball wisdom would say not to?" He looked at me, and the man who many call humble and quiet said with the utmost swagger, "Come on son, I know what I'm doing." That was enough for me.
Peep the story in Newsday here - "MANUEL HAS RIGHT SENSE OF URGENCY"