Saturday, October 23, 2010
When Pigs Fly
Why? So many reasons. One is the performance of Josh Hamilton, who was named the Most Valuable Player for the just-concluded series. Hamilton's speech after the game, in which he thanked God and told how his teammates loved each other and pulled together, was very moving. He recognized that what he was experiencing was the result of the efforts of a myriad of people, from the ownership down to the fans, but that above all, God deserved praise for the way he'd brought Josh from the depths of substance abuse to the present moment. More important, it's evident that Josh recognizes that he's not through--with baseball or with life. And he's going to need to lean on God and on others as he goes down that road.
Watching the celebration last night, it was evident that the Rangers had a love of the game and of each other, and a passion for reaching their goal. As I look at some of the challenges that have recently come my way, I wonder if I can be equally passionate about meeting them. Can I do it? Well, the Rangers did, and I don't see any porcine aviators in the skies over North Texas, so I guess it's possible.