- Not winning the Big One enough
- Uneven Performance
- Blowout Playoff Losses/Disappointments
One could debate whether some of these factors were in my control, but what's done is done. No Excuses.
Needless to say, it has made the never easy task of recruiting talented new players/pitchers even more difficult. However, the most difficult part of the whole experience for me has been losing long time loyal players who have gone to where the grass is greener.
However, I do draw inspiration from rappers Jay-Z and Eminem who have had well publicized bouts with diminishing street credibility and mediocre performances only to Move on to the Next One and Recover quite nicely.
The wise softball philosopher Jack Steinman once told me
"never let anyone take your power and what you love the most away from you". good words to live by and remember, as It's not approval from others that matters, it's Self-Respect. You just can't buy that on the street.