## Play The Basebll Game Math The Right Way!

Take Me to The Ball Game…” I love this song, how about you?

Eye on the Ball.”

“Focus on the Batter!”

“Good swing, honey!”

“Run, steal the base!”

“Shake it off, Sweetie!”

“Come on, You Can Do it!”

Are you familiar with these comments?

I know this because I have been watching my kids’ baseball games in the past five years, I love baseball!

Math is in every baseball game, for each player, there is a matter of number of balls, and number of strikes each time he bats, plus number of bases he has advanced, it is on record. For each team, these is a matter of number of innings, number of scores made by each player, plus the order of batting, are you the first one to bat or the last one to bat?

Baseball math is meaningful if and only if it is for temporary facts, not for madness or frictions!

Results do not matter! Your involvements, the progress you have made via practices and competitions, the experiences you have gained in the game matter!

Never mind who batted first, who batted last! Math is for record, not for boasting or upsetting! You don’t need to be the fastest runner to hit a home run, you don’t have to be the tallest guy in your team to get out a batter from your opponent team, and you never need to become a pitcher to get center attentions from the crowds!

Baseball is fun because it is a game of democracy,  you have an equal opportunity to stand in front of the fans and get your batting done, you gain team player skills and upgrade your world views through the game itself!

I love baseball, I love the ball game song, and I wish you the best on the games you have to play!

Be fair

That’s what you shall care

When the game is over

No despair!

Go, game players,

Run the bases,

Say your prayers,

Seize the power of faith and confidences,

Make the world series!

Consider life as a baseball game, we do math, we don’t go down with losing scores, if we can do it this way, baseball math is going to be fun to play to pass the day!

Enjoy The Best Day by Playing Baseball Game Math The Right Way!

Submitted to Poets United Thursday Thinking Tank: Fears

## Oh, Yeah! You Are The Master of The Show Here!

Way up high

to the boundless sky,

And don’t be shy

Not Bidding goodbye!

Either beyond the Milker Way,

Or below the bottom of the sea,

to count 1 2 3

Before you take shots of what you see!

Set the universe on fires.

Hear the birds sing,

Imagination is the wing.

Oh, Yeah,

You are the master of the show here!

I hope that everyone is having a day filled with relaxations, entertainments, and satisfaction!

Stay Safe while doing holiday shopping and Smile Sincerely when you feel happy, reassured, and energetic!

## An Opportunity for You

To some, I am a loser

defeated in the game,

To the rest, I need this suffer

in order for you to win fame.

For worse or for better,

Life is no more the same.

A lesson learned for me, together

with an opportunity for you, No shame!

Do you care about how people think about you?  Do you mind when people misjudge you on the face of one single event, a special situation, or an old experience with your being a novel hand? How do you react when you read a comment sheet saying that you are rude, aggressive, stubborn, selfish, or even intolerable?

Do you know that fighting back with the same negativity will make your situation worse? Are you aware of the reasons why some people will not like you regardless what you do?

Keep in mind: No one will pay attention to a twig broken in the woods, nobody will carry any sympathy toward a dead fly in your kitchen. Why? The twig is invisible in comparison to the forest, thus its misfortune has gone unnoticed; while the fly may be disgusting to be around for the sake of your food safety, thus it has to die! On these examples, we are talking about significant differences between the powerful and the less powerful, between insects and human beings. It’s law of the nature.

If life requires you to let go, accept the fate!

There are times the fight or disagreements happen to people of equivalences. You and your team players  are equivalences, you and your friends are equivalences!

In the game of life, you are attacked maybe because you have better chance of winning, you are screened since you may stand a little taller and may shine a little brighter.

Realizing this, you shall not be disturbed by the words of your opponents! Welcome criticisms, and consider all the sorrows, setbacks, and barriers as opportunities for you to see yourself in a new light, and believe that you are smart, determined, creative, hardworking, and caring!

At times, when someone intends to drag you into the pool to have your drowned, or when it comes to life and death circumstances,  you must be sharp, responsible, even forceful to protect yourself. And you know in this case, NO will be your response, SORRY will be your manner, and DISCONNECT will be your decision!