As I go about my day-to-day life it seems like I'm always in conversation about sports & entertainment. I can be at the gym & I'm talking baseball, or at the barbershop chopping all things sports & music, or out on the town talking with any group of people and it's most likely about SPORTS. You get the picture? And not a week goes by where I'm not amazed at what I hear! It has become apparent to me that the truth is an elusive creature and that I see things a little differently than the average person I run into.
With all the BS that's out there I wanted, no, I needed a place to sound off, a place where I can tell it like it is, a place where people are simply looking for the truth of the matter, rather than the spin that's usually put on it. I found that place right here at YARDBARKER.COM.
Living in the SF Bay Area & on occasion doing Analyst work for the Giants, I field questions on Pablo Sandoval (The Panda) everyday. At an event I was emceeing recently I was asked, "Why isn't he (Sandoval) the same player as last year? What happened to his swing?”… Listen. Baseball is a spiritual game. In order to play it at its highest levels your spirit must be at rest, giving your mind a chance to be sharp, in turn allowing your body to produce greatness. For the entire first half of this year Pablo had been going through a divorce and he'd been going through it MILES away from home. That can take a lot out of a person and there's no doubt it’s affected Pablo as it does most everyone going through the same thing. The truth of the matter is since his divorce has become final he's gotten back to being his old hitting self. Just look at what he's done since he came back from his personal leave of absence 1 month ago exactly. As the saying goes, baseball's 90 percent mental and going through a divorce, whether you're a pro ball player or a pro business man or woman, tends to be a traumatic experience on & off the field (in & out the workplace). And if your mind is not completely into what you're doing and you're competing at the highest of levels, you're in trouble. Just ask Tiger! Whom I must say is proving me right on this simple truth, just look at how he played his first round off his divorce being made final.
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