I can relate to that through my own life experience. When I was a boy around 12 years old, I used to play baseball with other kids on my street, most of them two or three years younger than me. I quickly became the star of my neighborhood "sandlot" team. Every time I came to bat, the outfielders would respectfully back up to the fence of the tiny field we played on and they would try to pitch around me.
It didn't take long for my little 12-year-old head to swell up and I thought I was the second coming of Babe Ruth.
The following spring, I went to Little League tryouts and when I came to bat, the pitcher whizzed the ball right by me. Before I even started swinging, the ball was already popping into the catchers glove. I had never seen a fastball before!. I took about 15 pitches and I think I foul tipped one of them before the coaches told me to move on and brought the next kid up. Needless to say, I never got called back and those were the days where you either made the team or you sat home.
It was a humiliating experience but I realized that having 9 and 10 year old neighborhood kids lobbing balls at me did not compare to a 13 year old Little Leaguer with a decent fastball.
I guess this is a lesson that Obama had to learn late in life.
Would you want to be the one to tell him he isn't as good as he thinks? Look at his excuse making. HE BELIEVES HIS OWN PR.
He is busy memorizing some zingers while his toadies in and out of the media are publicly leaning on the moderators to fight for him. Look for the questions to be liberal talking point accusations and for the moderators to get into arguments with the pub debaters with the goal of either steering the debate to Bobo's advantage or making the pubs look petty.
with regards to your sandlot experience...there is an amazing, amazing, amazing poem by BH Fairchild about baseball pick up games that you simply must read. Talk about learning lessons of life in this context.
Here read this and get back to me with your impressions:
It does have some strong language in it...but it’s all worth it.
(Then...you should consider putting YOUR experience as you described it into a column, or a short story or something....I really liked your post).