I was at the Cubs game yesterday. As I was watching, I thought about how American baseball is. My European friends don’t care for baseball. Too boring and not enough action for them. There is no time clock. You are never out of it until the end. There are second chances. Players play for themselves in individual positions but still need to be part of a team to be successful. You don’t necessarily have to be tall, short or any particular body type to play. You just need to have some crazy skill at something; hitting, pitching, throwing, or fielding. Players come from all walks of life, and all flavors of ethnicity. Baseball is a melting pot.
My favorite moment came after Anthony Rizzo hit the bloop fly ball to drive in the winning run. He ran off the field pounding his chest yelling “Respect me!”