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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

“When we win, I'm so happy I eat a lot. When we lose, I'm so depressed, I eat a lot. When we're rained out, I'm so disappointed I eat a lot.”
- Tommy Lasorda

“There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.”
- Tommy Lasorda

It's that time of year. My mind wanders to a time in my life when I would spend summers with one of the most important people of my life, my Grandfather. He loved the Cubs and me I loved the LA Dodgers. Something about Tommy Lasorda and his team inspired me. Maybe it was the connection Grandpa and I would share over the miles (I lived in CA and he was in Chicago), or the summers I would spend with him and every night we would glue ourselves to the TV to watch the Cubs.

Years later as Grandpa is gone, the team in LA is long gone, and I'm in Iowa I'm now a Cubs fan. Somehow these two quotes from Tommy came up and it reminded me of the change in my life. The me I was who would use every emotion or reason to eat, and the person I am now who has decided to make it happen, not wonder what happened.

Funny one of the things that has been a constant in my life has been baseball. Weird - I never thought it would bring that connection for me, as it now continues with my son. I guess it is one of those things that is handed down from one generation to the next. So here's to the boys of summer - and keeping our dreams alive.

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    That is a great quote from Lasorda - and I can relate to it too. Yeah, I'm an emotional eater - when I have an emotion, I eat. Or rather, used to. Getting much better about staying focused on the present and the real life impact of what I'm doing at the moment.

    There's something sentimental about baseball, I agree. We only went to a couple of games (Cinncinati Reds) when I was a kid, but they made a big impression, and I'm always reminded of my dad, because it was 'his' thing to share with us; the beach was my mom's.

    Glad to hear from you, and to know you're hanging in there!
    3827 days ago
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