It's Always Better To Try For a Hit Than a Home Run
So far in tonight's Giants game Barry's at-bats have been good ones for both him and his team. He has a double and a single, both hit very hard. And he has scored twice as a consequence. It looks like he has stopped trying to hit home runs, finally. Even a hitter as good as he is will perform far worse in the batter's box with the goal of clearing the fences taking precedence over more practical concerns. Everyone needs to be reminded of that lesson, even him. For my part, I'm giving you, my gentle readers, permission to remind me of its allegorical value. Nothing comes harder for me than remembering that every run, home or otherwise, has to pass first base.