How to Be a Baseball Player

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You get up when no one else is awake,
You do most of your training when no one is watching,
Oh the glory you feel when they say,
“How did he do that?”

It takes time to get to the top,
To reach the pinnacle of your abilities,
And at the last drop of energy you have,
You continue to push harder.

Settling for minor mistakes is not acceptable,
Leave those for the ones who care not how others view them,
You must be the one who little kids say,
“I want to be just like him.”

Every ounce of blood, sweat, and tears must go in,
IF you want to be the best,
So at the end of the day, if you can live with yourself knowing,
That you gave it your all, you will be the one on top, and no one can take it from you.





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Proud said...
Apr. 6, 2009 at 5:53 pm
My favorite lines are in your last stanza because even though I don't play baseball, I agree that it takes a lot of focus and hard work to be the best. You reminded me the bottom line is... how do we see ourselves at the end of the day? Did I give it my all? If not, I shouldn't wine. If I did, then I have pushed the ball forward and should keep my head up.
 
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