Mound Visits, 5/5/19
It’s been well chronicled that baseball is very different than other sports. There’s no clock. You play until the last hitter is out. The defense handles the ball. And, you play more games. Major Leaguers play 162, minor leaguers about 140, division l colleges 56. The season is a marathon, not a sprint. No one even dreams of going undefeated. Tommy Lasorda once said:
“No matter how good you are, you’re going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you’re going to win one-third of your games. It’s the other third that makes the difference.”
Some people have described baseball as a “grind.” Some have described life in those terms as well. But unlike a hitter who must face an aggressive pitcher hurling a 95 mph fastball, we don’t have to face the trials of life alone.
Jeremiah shares this encouragement from Lamentations 3:22-23:
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.”