Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:30 pm Post subject: Running Down The Clock - A Story About Baseball
Submitted by Randy to the main page: The game of baseball can teach us a lot about how to run a country. Even President Clinton got a second chance at bat.
Especially with a congress that cannot find any common ideas to build a country on, perhaps this is the best of all game plans - run down the clock!
The great American sport develops honesty, character, and teamwork. Baseball has been very good to me. One thing for certain - we can never go back to the past. There are no time machines!
Yes, the future is uncertain, but the choice is clear. In this - the age of discovery, we in our great unison of diversity learn every day something old and something new, and baseball is just like running a country.
Once we have learned something, we may practice a trade as a real and genuine fine art. We can apply what we know to the seat of our pants.
Our discoveries in the coming decades will take us farther and higher than before into a final frontier. Based on what we have learned from the past, and now in a New America we can and will begin to rebuild America and the world from the ground up, atom by atom. In the beginning as now, we face great challenges.
Now as the world tries to turn the pages of history, we face a turning point. As the World is turning so do the days of our lives.
Our fathers did this long ago, and now it is time to do again what our ancestors did. Soon, we will choose our executive chief, who will help us learn the basics of building a new nation. So, let us do so as a world community. Let us seek in our hearts for the wisdom to choose correctly. We cannot make one mistake again, as we seem to have made many. We will do this in the spirit of prayer. We will pray for wisdom for our leaders and our nation. We will probe the atom and study the atomic structures.
It will then be set stone by stone the rules by which we will do our enterprise. The environment and the economy can and will survive and prosper during the next term. It is then that the future will be set in stone. Our season of discontent will be over. Our course will be set and the future will be determined, and we will be graded on the test of our manhood.
Now, based on what we have learned in the past, and based on what we are bound to learn in coming ages, we will pass or fail the great test of life. With the help of the All Mighty we will pass on to our offspring and to their offspring a lasting legacy.
The Human race is very bright, and as a race finds it very difficult to unlearn what we have spent our younger years learning. The possibility of failure and its consequences may lead to economic disaster. Americans do not want to be reminded again and again of a recent disaster. Our children do not want to hear a story about that, so we make up a fairy tale. Please, please tell me the story again: And Jenny tells her young mother. Please say it again.
In the real world earthquakes and mass destruction take place. The earth vomits and terrible events take hold in our nation. Sudden events like a worldwide drought may lead to something like Eisenhower had to face - a great depression.
But the second time around, we tell our children another great story about baseball, and we will tell our precious ones about love.
The Top Cats in the world are not immune to hardship. We nations of the world will face this situation together, and may face many events together. This is what separates the men from the boys.
So, we should be ashamed of ourselves for not doing more to contribute to the needs of the hungry, and do a little downsizing of our dinner portions. To paraphrase the Bible, "Blessed are the pizza makers for they just might get a no bull prize for telling the truth."
It is time for the politicians of the world to stop telling people what they want to hear. Just be Frank or Earnest. If you cannot be Earnest, be Joulio. But let us change the mission of the U.S. to the mission of a united US and become pizza makers and feed the world, and stop being so selfish. The story is told to our children and ends in something like this:
A hush falls on the park. This is the last pitch of the season. Not a single run was made - a perfect game. The announcement is heard over the loud speakers everywhere! The game is over! The national debt has been paid in full and the energy crisis is over too! The whole world will be fed. The excitement is overflowing into the parking lots. Children are running out into the streets between the cars completely out of control. The crowds at the old Angel Park can not believe it is true. The throngs are singing praises! The fans are going out two by two praising our one and only God!
Some people donít ever want to go home again. Sirens and alarms are going off everywhere. The whole world is awakened by car horns. Trumpets are sounding. "Well, I declare!" People are awakened deep in the middle oí the night. Just what is all of this racket about? The highest attendance ever presses and sways in a virtual sea of humanity! Itís another perfect game! Nobody gets on base!
And Mr. Peabody the inventor of the Way Back Machine gets to be President!
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