Focus On: The difference

I took the time over the past few days to NOT write anything down.

It was a conscious choice, and involved me showing up to the final two games of the homestand without a notepad in my hand, and with a mind set on attempting to enjoy what I was doing more than just do it for work.

It worked.

I got the chance to see a baseball game for fun for the first time in a long time, and I definitely owe everyone involved a gracious thank you.

But I saw a team that lacks something. I wish I could define what it is. I made the comment to a friend at the game that whatever that “something” is, it’s going to start making a regular appearance in the lineup.

Since then, they’ve lost 4 of 5, and three in a row.

Even the sturdy Ryan Sontag is experiencing a little bit of a letdown.

The question is, will the ship be steadied?

There are plenty of new faces on the team, and there’s plenty of talent to win the games, so why has that feat become so difficult?

It goes beyond losing your No. 3 hitter.

Casey Kopitzke has a lot of pride and confidence in his players, and he’ll defend them tooth and nail, but this can’t be easy for him to watch.

Heck, I’m not even on the road this trip, and it’s hard for ME to see.

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