Team Analysis : Lawyertime
Last season LawyerTime was Dominant!!!. This year unfocused, mediocre, and apathetic for a better part of the season, as our record stands at 6-4. The team got off to deceivingly good 3-1 start, but that record masked deep underlying problems like players lacking desire, effort, and dedication.That camouflage soon wore off as we forfeited against one of the worst teams in the league and then had only 4-5 players show up at game time versus a talented rival. We did field a team that day but got humiliated, stepped on, and beaten. I left the field that night angry and embarrassed in myself and my team.
and our team to respond.
We have, but its not all the way there yet. Yet.
Lou has been masterful on the mound and made bold/controversial managerial decisions. I have seen renewed enthusiasm, pride, and effort from everyone. Unfortunately, the results have been mixed as :
- the offense has been inconsistent
- the defense improved
- costly mistakes
- the hustle re-energized
Going forward, this team feeds of Lou's play and energy level. But he cannot do it all by himself. I applaud him for taking ownership of the situation and my only suggestion for Lou, myself, and the rest of team is to find our strongest source of power, the “balance point between rage and serenity.” Baseball is unlike football, emotion is important, but it cannot be allowed to overwhelm you as you can easily lose control and try and do too much. Right now everyone is trying hard, which is to be commended, but I sense we are all trying to do a tad bit too much. The talent and desire is there but we can't force it. Little things have a way of turning into big things at crunch time, just do your thing guys. We will recover.