Runs, Hits, but No Errors

When I’m watching my favorite baseball team, the Tampa Bay Rays, I get very perturbed when anyone on the team commits an error–a goof, a mistake, a lapse in professional behavior. This year, the Rays have committed far more errors than they had this time last year. Because of these errors, they have bounced in and out of first place, distressing me. Fortunately for the Rays, there are two counterbalances to my error intolerance. First of all, periodically I get the “dropsies.” Recently, I spilled apple jelly on two rugs in my kitchen causing those rugs to stick to my feet every time I stepped on them. Frequently, when I go to spoon my instant coffee into my cup, I spill it, requiring a clean-up afterwards. However, the most important tolerance lesson for the Rays’ errors occurs each Saturday morning at the bowling alley. I leave my house certain that my bowling score will improve significantly as I have figured out the fallacy in my technique. However, when I arrive, somehow the previous technique (or non-technique) takes over, and my bowling average remains embarrassingly low. Go, Rays.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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