For the Love of Baseball – Part Two

My Love for the Game of Baseball

My favorite time of the year started on Friday, the start of Spring training and the 2018 baseball season. I love baseball more than any other sport I watch. For almost eight months out of the year, I get to see where my favorite baseball team— the Los Angeles Dodgers— end up. I love the game of baseball because it is so pure. It has helped me keep my depression and anxiety at bay in the spring, summer, and early fall months. I can feel so much peace and serenity when I am watching the game I love.

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You can find the first post about my love for baseball here.

You can be the best pitcher on the planet, like my favorite pitcher of all time Clayton Kershaw, and have a bad game. Yet you can always bounce back the next outing and dominate with ten strikeouts. I can relate to the ups and downs of a 162 season. I have my own ups and downs. It helps so much at the end of my day to watch my favorite team hit the field for three hours playing the game I love.

A baseball season is about triumphs through struggles. You can be the best team in the league for most of a season and then struggle in September. Only to bounce back in October and be one game away from winning the World Series. Baseball is the perfect metaphor for my life.

In my mind, it is why the connection with the game of baseball is so written in my DNA. I am the same way every year. At the start of the season, I buy my MBL.tv package. The cool thing the past two years is that I can narrow my package down to my favorite team. Even better is that being a college student I get more of a discount. I knew being a student would be helpful one of these days.

I am so happy that baseball is back because the game is pure. It teaches you that no matter the struggle you can still be the best you can most days. Life is never perfect, and while real life isn’t always in wins and losses, in some ways it is that way. No matter if we mean to or not our wins and losses in this mental illness life matter. I have had years where my losses have outweighed my wins.

I got better and my wins and losses over the past few years have been much better. Much like the long baseball season, I am ready for the long haul in 2018. Baseball will be my go to over the next eight months to get me through anything.

I truly love the game of baseball. Go Dodgers!

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Always Keep Fighting.

J.E. Skye

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Photo Credit: Facebook, Dodgers Low Down

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18 Replies to “For the Love of Baseball – Part Two”

  1. I love this game too. I was watching the New York Yankees (my team). I learned the history of the team and game. One of the highlights of my life was when I went to watch (physically) their first home game after 9/11. The atmosphere in the stadium was impossible to describe. I sang the national anthem and I’m not American. (At heart, I am). Now I’m in Europe and it is difficult the follow the games even with the net. It’s not the same. I really miss it.

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  2. I can see the connection. Maybe during your worst months, you can watch highlights, or reruns. Is that possible with today’s technology. Might be just what you need to pull yourself out of depression through December. Just a thought.

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  3. I’m a long-suffering Texas Rangers fan, still recovering from that heartbreaking 2011 World Series. One of my favorite Dodger moments is Kirk Gibson’s spectacular homer in the first game of the 1988 World Series. It’s a great game. Have you ever seen “Ken Burns’ Baseball”, that terrific PBS documentary? It’s really worth checking out, if you haven’t.

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    1. I have not seen that documentary but I will check it out. I was too young for the Gibson World Series homer but I love watching the highlights. It was tough losing game seven last season but it was nice for the first time in my life to see the Dodgers in the World Series.

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  4. Very cool. Baseball (specifically the Red Sox) was my first love as well. There’s nothing like sitting in a stadium with 35,000+ other fans just listening to the sounds of the game.

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