Originally Posted by Cedric
Leisure is just as much a part of life as anything else. It's just being able to understand and have perspective on it. Being overly dependent on family, work, sports of anything is bad, IMO. Each part of life is important to me and I attempt to make them all work together.
This is the perfect way to look at it.
There was I time in my life when Baseball was pretty much everything. I was crushed for a week in 1995, sulked like a teenager in 1999, walked on air for months in 1990.
This year, I only expect to be a little crestfallen for an hour or two, but I'll be at work, and I'm a business owner. That's the only part of my life that I can control most of the time. Everything else is pretty much left to chance.
I simply cannot afford to get preoccupied with things I can't control, and I know for a fact that I can't control the fortunes of my favorite ball club.
No matter what happens, I will always look back on this season and smile. Baseball should only bring you joy. The "pain" I feel is a joyful pain. Were it not for that "pain", there would be no joy in watching them succeed.
It's all about the ride.