Jason Bay of the Pirates ( and a fantasy baseball stud player ) said the following last night after hitting a game winning homer run ""The more you try, the harder it is," Bay said. "That was definitely the last thing on my mind, especially off Cordero. I was just trying to get on base -- a single, double, trying to get something going. For most guys, that's when the home runs happen - when you're a little more relaxed."
This is so fucking true and it sounds so freaking simple but it is the ultimate contradiction in softball. The more your care and the harder you try, the worse you do. I guess it all depends on how you look sat it and how you deal with it. Life is hard.
This is true for playing and managing.
I guess the best thing to do is just do the right thing.
Play the game the right way - hit liners, advance runners, catch the ball, keep your mouth shut.
As for managing - you always want to win - but you have to give people chances. The balance between loyalty and winning is the hardest thing about managing. You can't make your players love or respect you no matter how hard you try.
You just gave to do what Jason Bay said Relax and try and do the right thing - Spike Lee style