Focus On: Typical baseball propaganda
This is where I’m supposed to say, “It’s the start of a new season”, right?
I sure hope not.
What it was, however, is the end of a run to start the season that had to be getting to the guys that were hitting the field.
I can create a pretty simple syllogism for you.
Discomfort leads to mistakes. Mistakes lead to opposing runs. Opposing runs lead to losses. Losses lead to more discomfort.
Winning erases that problem.
So, maybe it’s not the beginning of a new season, but it’s the end of a terrible cycle.
The Hawks are now 1-5. They’re the last team in the NWL to get that first win, and tied for last place in overall record.
They’re also one of four teams in the NWL with a winning streak.
They’ve allowed 14, 12, 7, 6, 5 and 4 runs in succession.
At the very least, those are two trends the Hawks can build off of.
And now Brett Jackson and manager Casey Kopitzke are on their way to add their skills to the efforts of winning.
Baseball is a mental game. Superstition and strategy have just as much of an influence as any other element in the game.
You can’t tell me the Hawks aren’t more excited now than they were a day ago. Things are looking up.
It’s the beginning of a new season. Wait…did I just say that?