The best adjuster wins.

I was talking to someone today and I used this analogy…Baseball. A pitcher constantly adapts to a hitter. The greats at adjusting are All stars or maybe someday Hall of Famers. If a hitter is great at hitting a certain pitcher, the pitcher throws a different pitch. A batter on the other hand knows a pitcher likes certain pitches to him. He adjusts. If the batter knows the pitcher better…he adjusts. The better adjuster is an all star and maybe a hall of famer. It’s all about adjusting and compensating…in life and in baseball. The best adjuster wins.

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2 Responses to The best adjuster wins.

  1. Ken Jones says:

    I was a pitcher throughout my childhood and into High School. I am left handed and at the JV and Varsity levels, most batters can’t really hit a lefty. Now, when I was in school I was 6 foot tall and weighed about 130 lbs soaking wet. My fastball went about 60 mph on a good day. But my strength was not the “heater”, it was my curve ball that broke about 3 feet. To a right handed batter, the pitch looked like it was way outside and then would drop in for a strike at the last moment. To a left handed batter, it looked like I was throwing straight at their head…most would duck down or even fall over, only to hear the umpire yell “Strike!”. I always envied the pitchers that had several pitches to choose from…they could adjust to anything. Me, I just had a curve ball. One game, I stood there and threw curve ball after curve ball after curve ball, striking batters out one after another, or they would barely hit the ball and ground out (I almost threw a no-hitter but somebody eventually caught on and tagged a home run – we still won). After a while, batters would walk to the plate looking at the tall skinny kid on the mound, shaking their heads and laughing…they knew what was coming (everybody knew) but they couldn’t do much about it. Okay, enough with the Glory Days…in response to this post I offer this simple quote:

    “When the wind blows your boat off course, you can either keep going in that direction, out of control, or decide to adjust your sails and get back on your original path. ” By the way, I think Attitude is one of our best attributes…

    Kim – I got your message today. I was honored by your kind words. And you are right about dialysis in the 70’s. It’s like comparing baseball records set when they used old wooden bats and crude baseballs versus records set with custom fabricated bats and all of the training and nutrition that we know about today…no comparison, it’s much easier today. -Ken

    • Kim Vida says:

      Ken,
      1- yes attitude is everything.
      2- yes, I was talking about Glory Days today. I fella has a wife with MS. It does not appear the major problem is her, even with her major physical challenges. He is thinking and talking often about his Glory Days. OK, thinking and talking is one thing, but he misses it and concentrates on it. He is caught in the trap of depression and feels guilty about his wife’s MS. I realize we are all mere mortals and we all have “glory days.” I do too. I was an all star softball player. I was a fast and accurate center fielder and shortstop. You don’t hear me say…”well, I used to.” It is counterproductive and hurtful to your here and now. Are my best days gone?…someone might say. Of Course not and this is why we adjust and compensate. Let the memories…live on AS MEMORIES…but create the here and now the best you can. Adjust and compensate. Find your value as you are and appreciate yourself as you get better. Be your best friend. We all have enough pain and guilt. Enough. Again I say you can do it. Attitude.

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