Mound Visits, 3/28/19
“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for… reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.” (Casey Stengel)
Since the beginning of time men and women have been playing the “blame game.” As s coach, I’ve seen players blame other players, a coach or even the weather for mistakes on the field. Even worse is when coaches blame players in the media! It’s an admission that the coach isn’t effective. Truthfully, it’s in our DNA and it’s been with us since the beginning:
“The man said, “The woman you put here with me–she gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it.”
Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
“The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” (Genesis 3:12-13)
Confession, not blame, is good for the soul.