How Life works: Red Sox fans heartlessly boo retiring Alex Rodriguez, witness instant momentum shift as Yankees score 7 runs, see heart-full retiring Red Sox David Ortiz painfully injured. ‘Sportuality’ in action?

If Americans understood war law, election fraud, or monetary reform as seriously as they know baseball rules, the US could rise above almost all “problems” framed in their choice for President.

In a baseball game last night, retiring Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees was heartlessly booed by Red Sox fans continuously when he pinch-hit in the 7th inning with the Red Sox leading 4-2. This action of heart and mind from the fans connected to a massive momentum shift in the game. From that point:


  • 7 for 16 hitting: .438 batting average
  • 3 walks, so 10 for 19 OBP: .526
  • 7 runs in 3 innings: average of 21 runs/game

Red Sox:

  1. 1 for 10 hitting: .100 average (with 4 strikeouts)
  2. 3 wild pitches (lack of command/confidence)
  3. 0 runs

In addition, the very heart-full David Ortiz of the Red Sox (also in his final season) fouled a ball off his right shin in an at-bat after this incident, with fans witnessing several minutes of Ortiz in horrible pain on the field, and unable to stand unassisted.

4-minutes of David Ortiz hugging Yankee fans on the streets of New York:

Is this an example of spiritual “Sportuality?”

The people humans consider spiritual leaders communicate some common themes:

  • All Life is connected.
  • Give as you want to receive, because you will.
  • Shape your character and future with virtuous thoughts, words, and actions.

May you find inspiration to be the person you’ve always wanted to be everywhere in Life.

Note: I have a childhood-embraced relationship with the Boston Red Sox: when I was eight-years-old, I began reading the newspaper article on my home team’s baseball game to bring life to what I already understood by reading data in the box score.

When I would talk about baseball as a boy, people would often ask, “What is your favorite team?” This question would puzzle me, and I would have to explain that there were so many teams I knew nothing about that such an answer wasn’t possible (I never met anyone with the patience/interest to understand that perspective).

Of course, I would often receive the similar question, “Who is your favorite player?” Embracing my failure to communicate, I was pleased to discover a player with my name, Carl, who the previous year had won the “Triple Crown” for most home runs, runs batted in, and batting average. Carl Yastrzemski became my favorite player from age eight until he retired when I was 23, and the Boston Red Sox became my favorite team.

That emotional connection lasts into the present, as I often have the Red Sox game up on my computer as I research and write 🙂

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  • Lynn Walker

    Quoted from the article:

    The people humans consider spiritual leaders communicate some common themes:
    All Life is connected.
    Give as you want to receive, because you will.
    Shape your character and future with virtuous thoughts, words, and actions.

    No disagreement with these statements, but one very important statement omitted is required so that everyone understands the correct meaning of “spiritual”.

    The purpose of all life is to give pleasure to the Supreme Spirit, i.e. the Supreme Person, or God.

    If your spiritual leader isn’t stating this then they are not a legitimate spiritual leader; in fact they don’t truly understand the meaning of spiritual and are parading as a charlatan (an emperor with no clothes).

    Back to those first three statements, all life is connected because all life comes from the Supreme Person. Actions towards each other are reflections of our actions (and attitude) towards the Supreme Person. Our character and our future are directly related to our attitude and actions.

    As people move away from traditional religious ideologies and adopt a more holistic and authentic relationship with God through spiritual practices, it is important to understand that developing that connection with God is the end goal of all such practices, and life itself. Yet the sad fact remains, few participants in “spiritual” activities even realize that spirit means that which is pertaining to God. I blame the corporate propaganda machines in play through the media, education and information systems for this omission. Transcend corporate managed information and free yourself from tyranny.

    • Carl_Herman

      Thanks, Lynn; that’s really well said 🙂

      Yes, everything of value is inverted by these .01% psychopaths to keep us stupid, afraid, and willing work animals/food. Of course, an essential element of their attempted control is an Orwellian religious system that must eliminate love/connection while giving it lip-service.

      Experience of the “Supreme Spirit/God/whatever title” provides experience of omni-connection/love which does express itself as Brother/Sisterhood with a cooperative spirit for all of our successes to explore Life within the unique boundaries of being human.

      We have a lot to learn, and will continue to live in good-Faith modeling of spiritual existence in human form.

  • kimyo

    i don’t follow baseball and i don’t know why alex rodriguez was being booed, but i find it impossible to respect him. likewise barry bonds or roger clemens or lance armstrong or tom brady. they have all diminished their respective sports by cheating. they are responsible, at least in part for headlines like this: Teenagers’ steroid use ‘at an all-time high’

    • Carl_Herman

      For every one caught, there are ten or more that are not. These are gladiators talked into this, with more to the story of players being pressured to cheat in a system that looked the other way to enhance the league’s appeal.

      Anyway, we all could be booed for things we’ve done in life and/or could be portrayed as having done. I watched this game, am an athlete, and tune-into the importance of momentum in games. The Sox lost the momentum at that point; you could see it in the players. The Sox players were deflated from it; the Yankees motivated.

      And yes, steroid use is deadly.