My Wife, Elaine, Won the Mets Baseball Game on Saturday Evening and Other Baseball Thoughts That Can Help Your Glass Business
What am I talking about? Elaine doesn’t play for the Mets. So how did she win the game? Let me tell you. The game was tied in the ninth and the Mets and the Detroit Tigers went into extra innings. I was watching the game and Elaine was doing something in the house. In the 12th inning I called out to her and told her this was an exciting game and would she want to watch with me.
Then came the Elaine magic.
She came in just as the bottom of the 13th inning was going to start with the Mets at bat. The batter walked up to the plate, Elaine said, “Let’s go Mets,” and five seconds later a homer was hit, winning the game for the Mets. All it took was five seconds of Elaine to get a winning home run.
With the Mets only playing .500 ball this year, we need to get Elaine to watch more games.
The other day I ran across a piece called “Baseball’s Ten Commandments” and thought my readers would enjoy.
- Nobody ever became a ballplayer by walking after a ball.
- You will never become a .300 hitter unless you take the bat off your shoulder.
- If what you did yesterday still looks big to you, you haven’t done much today.
- Keep your head up and you may not have to keep it down.
- When you start to slide, SLIDE. He who changes his mind may have to change a good leg for a bad one.
- Do not alibi on bad hops. Anybody can field the good ones.
- Always run them out. You never can tell.
- Never quit.
- Do not find too much fault with the umpires. You cannot expect them to be as perfect as you are.
- A pitcher who hasn’t control hasn’t anything.
You will run a fantastic glass business if you translate each of these commandments to your workplace. I guarantee it.