Well, the Texas Rangers, my home town team, rode the wave all the way to the World Series this year. I’m proud and delighted that they were there. They made it to the Big Show! That is the good news. The not so good news is that they were outscored in the seventh game and St. Louis Cardinals took home the trophy. Where were the lessons?
The lessons I learned from this were:
1. Never say never. In the 51 year history of the Rangers, this was the second Division Championship they won and the first trip to the Series.
2. Never give up. The games were played long and hard. The teams were professional, entertaining and strong.
3. Good sportsmanship is beautiful. At the end of the games, each player paid tributes to each other. Even in post game interviews, they complimented each other’s work.
4. Great baseball is entertaining. You don’t know the outcome until the last “out” is called. In order to fully appreciate the games, you must watch them.
I’m still a Texan and I am very proud of my home town team. There’s always next year.
I’m delighted my Texas family could enjoy this World Series and see the Team delight the fans. I know my dad and my dad-in-law enjoyed every minute of it.
Baseball can be a wealth of life lessons.