#baseball # lifelessons

So, watching a baseball game. Baseball is of course a metaphor for life. Take the game I’m watching now. The Rangers are something like 10 games under 500. So, things have been going against them for a bit. BUT they have won six in a row, currently the hottest streak in either league.

They are poised very early in this game (2nd inning) to make it seven in a row. No homeruns, nothing flashy, just patience at the plate (the opposing pitcher walked in a run) and a lot of singles.

Lesson: Even when things aren’t going well and you’re not where you need to be, you can make strides to getting there and still have something special happen in dark times by being patient and focusing on the basics.

Thank you, baseball.

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Philip A. McClimon is an author who likes to write about the end of the world (post apocalyptic, Sci/Fi), mostly because he thinks the shopping would be awesome (No crowds, everything free). He likes heroes that are the strong, silent type and not necessarily male. By silent he means up until the time there is something snarky to say, usually before, during, and after doing something cool. He writes Urban Fantasy under the name Billy Baltimore for no other reason than that he likes the name. Many of the same rules for his other stories apply to Billy’s, strong silent types, smart mouth, does cool stuff, but these stories take place in a made up town called Hemisphere and involve stuff you only ever hear about on late night conspiracy talk show podcasts, which are, if you think about it, pretty awesome too. So, that’s Phil. He’s not strong, rarely silent, and isn’t known for doing a lot of cool things. But his characters are.