When I took on this task, it was only over the weekend. As the losses continued to mount, I felt a great burden to provide the push to get this team back to the winning column. But, fortunately for me, the losing streak isn’t my fault. But, the loss is, nonetheless.
My wife does not agree with the doctrine of physics which provides that listening on radio or watching on TV positively affects a team. Last night was Band Banquet for my daughter. So, I got on the radio at just about the time Harang had first and second in the 6th. It was 4 to nothing. It ended 4 to 3. So, in my part of the game, the Braves won. The rest of you know it is your fault for the first part.
I am an interpreter of the Enneagram. As such, I think of individuals and corporate bodies as both reflecting the dynamics of this system. To me, “The Cardinal Way” is a belief in and a need for moral perfection. Think like if the Pharisees or Paul / Saul of Tarsus, or the early Jesuit leaders, or modern Christian Fundamentalist leaders set out to run a Major League Baseball organization. (so, right off the bat I have obliterated rule 1, huh?). The fundamental urge to be right and force the system to be right produces tension in a person or institution unable to get rid of its root sin of anger. Well, the tension didn’t quite get to the red guys last night.
Frank and Fredi, right the ship. Dan Uggla needs to be on the bench or off the roster, now. It is only 1/9th of the batting order, but when you lose by 1 several times in a week, maybe you could have gotten at least one of those.