This fanaticism did not reflect any athletic ability on my part. Far from it! Growing up, like Bernie Sanders, in a lower middle class area of Brooklyn during the 1940s, I was often pressed into joining baseball games with the other boys in my neighborhood.
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Off in the distance, I watched with idle interest as the batter smacked the ball. The kid had power, and sent it sailing across the expanse of the field. One of the opposing players moved in for the catch, an easy, fluid gesture that for some inexplicable reason brought me to tears.
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Five years later, I'm still in my wheelchair on a strenuous rehab program. I'm still in fighting to get back up on my feet again, which I know will happen. People ask me all the time how I stay motivated and it makes me think about everything I've accomplished over the last five years.
I certainly don't need a baseball team to validate who I am, but when they stand up for what is right it makes me stand taller with them. And again this year I will be cheering very loud and proud in Port St. Lucie as well as at Citi Field -- maybe even a little louder.
According to my golfing friend Louie, travel team baseball seems to be a pretty profitable business. Well, I guess so if you figure that Louie and his team will spend approximately $15,000 to travel to Cooperstown, N.Y. for one week this summer to play in a two-day tournament.
Now that I have reached 62, the age at which geezers such as yours truly are eligible to take Social Security payments, I have made an important discovery.
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Fact is Cespedes is a very good player and any team would be lucky to have him in the middle of their lineup. He will likely hit 25 homers and drive in close to 100 RBIs. But what he did in New York the last two months of the season was an aberration.
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Maybe there will be times when I miss being a professional baseball player, but I don't think I'm going to miss the on-field stuff. I don't think I'm going to miss the stress. I also don't think I'll miss the competition, because I feel like I already did everything I needed to do on the field.