Before you raise the hair on the back of your neck, hear me out! I am not giving you a new nickname, although Pig Pen has done pretty well for himself in the Peanut Series.
Although being called “Ears,” like former major league pitcher Don Mossi, a nickname does create an impression.
Sorry I digress!
Calling you a single cell organism without a brain could be a bit questionable, but knowing how simple the game of baseball really is and when you see how talented these amoebas are! Well being called “Slime” starts to have a certain ring to it.
- Baseball is simple; yet, with every pitch the game changes. No different than what Slime Mold experiences on a daily basis. Hmmm!
- Baseball is a game of adjustments and our approach is similar to the Slime Mode’s ability to maneuvered using what they call “a discipline mode of inquiry.” Sounding better..right?
- A successful player observes and takes chances in much the same way Slime explores new environments.
In much the same way a well executed double-cut throwing the runner out at third is a thing of beauty, this single celled organism uses collaboration to find the quickest route through a maze.
Imagine if you are as successful in baseball as Slime Mold is at finding food!
I know it sounds strange, so I won’t change the idiom, “Stop and Smell the Roses (not sure what Slime Mold smells like anyway),” but I believe a baseball player becomes successful by gaining more knowledge than just how to play the game.
- Are the outfielders right handed or left handed?
- What pitch is the pitcher having trouble with in the bullpen, in the game, with runners on?
- Know arm accuracy and strength of the players on the other team.
So, in the same way Slime Mold reshapes their approach to finding food based upon the environment, I want you to remove your “do it the same way I did it yesterday” blinders and look around.
Adapt to your surroundings the same way these single-celled organisms creatively changed their shape and approach while working in tandem with other Slime Mold. Modify your pre-game routines to help you gain knowledge and get better versus just repeating the same practice/pre-game rituals of BP and Infield/Outfield you have been doing for years. Open your eyes and become aware!
- Aware of the ACTIONS it takes to play the game.
- Respond to your surroundings, and the opposing team will provide you with the most efficient and most effective way to play each and every game.
- Then do more!
One thing is for sure, you will view Slime in a new light.
Until next Blog, You mind if I call you “Slime?”