I was watching baseball the other night (the San Francisco Giants versus the Texas Rangers World Series Game 5), and the sight of fans in the stands looking up to the sky begging for some help gets rather tiring real quickly. I mean, come on. These are grown people begging for something good to happen, and asking for some divine help.
Isn’t that a blow to one’s ego when you ask for help? It would be for me, as I dislike with a passion asking for help. I cannot stand it and, when I do, I look down upon myself. Same goes for everyone else in the world I’m sure. We all strive to be as independent as possible and to perform in life to the best of our ability. When that occurs, you know you’ve gone somewhere in the world.
Back to my earlier point. Based upon my sports experiences, especially as a baseball fan over the years, what I have learned is that “God” takes the day off during a baseball game, plain and simple.
Apparently, the sports world isn’t important enough to “God,” and the reason I say that is because every team that I have ever liked personally throughout the years has never won a championship. They might have come close and come within a few wins and such, but it still never happened. So I’ve been deprived.
Yes, I could be just another bitter sports fan and be rather upset and negative. And that could be the reason why I’m saying “God” is taking the day off when there is a game on. But trust me, whenever you ask for help during any kind of sporting event, the opposite comes true.
When you pray for a home run, a ground out to the infielder for an out will probably occur. If you want a strikeout, that’s when you get the home run you wanted, but it is against your team rather than for it. This is all based on life experiences from my stand point. I could be wrong, but I sincerely doubt it.
Come on, people! No more of the praying, It is all a bunch of crap. When it comes to baseball, I am just as superstitious as the next guy. Still, I don’t pretend to be religious just because I want my team to win. Remember that.
Sports are exciting, but they’re still meant to be what they are, no help necessary.