First let me say, Happy Birthday America; and then let me tell you a story.
My father’s New York Times – sports section – 07-04-2012
This morning my father was giving me his usual rhetoric by saying, “don’t worry about the Yankees because they are so far ahead in the AL East standings.”
See my dad is the type that usually turns off the TV by the 7th inning if the Yankees are losing by 4+ runs.
Me, on the other hand waits until the last out before declaring any game a loss with very little exceptions, buy I would be lying to you if I said it was an unwavering rule.
Now back to my dad who continued on by stating, “The Yankees have a 6-game lead in the division and to relax.”
See I am ever the pessimist when it comes to sports in general, but especially when it involves the Yankees.
And the reason is that I have been there before, letting my heart get ahead of my head in thinking that any team or game is safe. And that has led to me to massive disappointments and misunderstandings.(...