The World Series, the Royals and why every game is YOUR game
“We found the magic.”—Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals first baseman
Terrance McKenna, the consciousness guru often described as the Timothy Leary of the 90’s, used to say, “Find the others.”
What he meant was find your tribe, your people, the others who hear the dog whistle.
I’m happy to report there’s a whole crew of us unicorn-riding believers right here in Lawrence, Kansas. I often talk about my power posses, my dear friends who act as my pit crew, keeping me gassed up and oiled, helping me fix my blown-out tires.
We’re kind of proud of the fact that not only do we live in the center of the country, but we live in the center of the earth. At least according to Google Earth that pegs dead center as right here in Lawrence, Kansas. Specifically in the southwest corner of a building at Meadowbrook Apartments. It’s about three miles from my home.
It was the childhood bedroom of Brian McClendon, the co-inventor of Google Earth who lived there (at the center of the earth) from the time he was four through age 18.
And now, we’ve also got a baseball team that proves that by staying in the game, anything is possible. Over and over again, the Kansas City Royals have demonstrated that it doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks, it doesn’t matter how far down you get. They’ve shown the world that by believing in themselves, they can do anything.
Last night, the Kansas City Royals were down in the fifth game of the World Series 0 to 2. It was the ninth inning. The Royals were one out away from losing the game. It would have been tempting just to write it off, to start again in game six. After all, they were already two games ahead.
Most people would have said, “This one wasn’t our game.”
But it was. Because the Royals decided it was.
Every game, every day is ours if we decide to play.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and its equally-scintillating sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.