I found this little blog written by Andrew Margolick at Prep Baseball Report…I thought it was written from the heart and something I’d want my son to understand about “the downside of baseball.”
this was posted as one of my buddy’s statuses on Facebook and I think it sums up what the life of college baseball is like and why we do what we do.
“People don’t play sports because its fun. Ask any athlete, most of them hate it, but they couldn’t imagine their life with out it. Its part of them, the love/hate relationship. Its what they live for. They live for the practices, parties, cheers, long bus rides, invitationals, countless pairs of different types of shoes, water, Gatorade, & coaches you hate but appreciate. They live for the way it feels when they beat the other team, and knowing those two extra sprints they ran in practice were worth it. They live for the way they become a family with their team, they live for the countless songs they sing in their head while training all those hours. They live for the competition, they live for the friends, the practices, the memories, the pain, its who they are. It’s who we are.”