Re: " It wasn't in God's plan" Really? Adrian Gonzalez
posted at 10/2/2011 3:22 PM EDT
In Response to Re: " It wasn't in God's plan" Really? Adrian Gonzalez
[QUOTE]I beleive God has a plan, it just isnt about baseball. I like it when players point to the sky when they hit homeruns and cross the plate, that is a way of saying thank you to god for giving me the talent, not thanking god for making sure the fast ball went right down the middle and the wind was blowing out to left and thats why it was a homerun. These players develope their god given talents and they should be respected for that. Hopefully with their successes they will improve the lives of others, wether in their own family or the community, maybe thats why god gives them talent. It is disrespectful for soemeone to blame god for their OWN failures. They lost, they were beaten by a terrible team. I remember the commercial where Michael Jordan says he has missed the final shot many many times, and he says I have failed over and over again, that is why I succeed. If you don't recognize your own role in your failures you will never grow from it. Never. I saw a player that did not want to accept the fact that he contributed to the overall failure, its a team effort, win or lose.
Posted by cc4eea542e5e3dce2921d77edfa2c706[/QUOTE]
It is really surprising to me that people keep on talking about Adrian Gonzalez blaming God, not taking responsibility for his own part and passing the buck somehow.
1) We seem to forget that - whether his talents are God given or not, and he credits God for them - that in the non-metaphysical part of the world, Adrian has taken those PHYSICAL TALENTS FROM POTENTIAL TO REALITY. He has worked hard enough to garner the highest respect of many in baseball for his skills.
Thus, Adrian needs to be taken off this list of slackers that folks on this thread especially seem to put him on.
HIS CREDIT TO GOD is so very much more than lip service, with the EVIDENCE of that being he worked hard enough to become the excellent fielder and the feared hitter he is.
2) Adrian said, within the last month of the season, "We are not playing good baseball. We have to start playing better."
Did he blame God for not playing well?
Did he blame God for the need to turn around their play?
He fully accepted the part THEY had to play in the course of things....
3) Folks are being so terribly stupid by jumping on his last remarks when his whole life and the excellence developed there is somehow thrown out the window by some comments he made.
THE EVIDENCE OF HIS WILLINGNESS TO PAY THE PRICE TO PLAY WELL AND FULFILL HIS POTENTIAL THAT WAS IN HIS BEING/GENETIC MAKE UP/GOD GIVEN TALENT .... IS SO VERY CLEAR.
PASSING THE BUCK? HE'S ALWAYS BEEN WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE TO BE AN EXCELLENT PLAYER.
HE HAS BEEN WILLING TO GO THE EXTRA EFFORT TO BECOME THE MASTERFUL PLAYER HE IS ....
and you're STILL saying he doesn't accept responsibility?
Show me if YOU have been willing to accept that same degree of effort to develop excellence?
BTW, if you (open, general, plural you) DARE say he did not have an excellent season, you are forever crossed off my list of having ANY baseball sense.