Baseball is a mind game, most of all. It plays Yahtzee with your skull. Think too much, and you're toast. Blow off the details, and you're on the next bus back to Burlington. You seek the happy medium, accent on the happy part.
Our time, they say. Our time.
"If positive thinking always worked do you think you could beat LeBron James, 1-on-1?" Bob Weinberg asks.
You chuckle. He doesn't.
Weinberg is a respected professor at Miami University, an expert in sports psychology, a cat who knows what makes the jock inside us all tick. We're discussing the Royals, the power of optimistic thinking, and, specifically, whether the latter means diddly poo when it comes to the former.
"I don't care if you're 6-foot-5, 250 (pounds), you probably couldn't," Weinberg says of the King James scenario. "So I could have as much positive thinking in the world as I want, I probably still wouldn't be able to do it."
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