As of 2015, the average male lives to be about 82.14 years.

If you think of life as a baseball game, 9 innings long, that means that each inning is roughly 9 years long. The math isn’t exact but neither is life.

You are 9 at the bottom of the first.

18 at the bottom of the 2nd.

27 at the bottom of the 3rd.

36 at the bottom of the 4th.

45 at the bottom of the 5th.

54 at the bottom of the 6th.

63 at the bottom of the 7th.

73 at the bottom of the 8th.

81 at the bottom of the 9th.

I’m at the top of the 6th. I’ve still got time, but there is no denying that it’s a real game now.

Mistakes at this point are costly.

One of the biggest mistakes is inaction. You will become a commodity, or worse.

Another one is blending in to the point of being invisible.

Playing it safe isn’t without its risks.

Batter up.

 

 

4 Responses to “Life As Baseball”

  1. Dave Guido

    Nailed it Dennis! Awesome end of year message!

  2. Mom

    Hi, darn, I think I am in overtime! But, the first. Nine innings were pretty fantastic, and I still take my turn
    at bat! Love the morning reads!

  3. Dennis

    Dennis

    You’re the best Mom. Those early innings are the whole game of course and I am eternally grateful to you and Dad for setting me up like you did. In that first inning, aged 0-9, people ultimately decide if the world is a possible and loving place, or a dangerous and impossible place. Without 1155, and all it was none of my life is possible. Every day, I walk around 259 doing my very best Gerald Moseley-Williams impersonation, and I make sure that my home is for E and M what our house was to me when I was a kid, during those early innings. Love of love Mom. Dennis.

  4. Dennis

    Dennis

    Thanks Dave. Thankfully these innings are long, but there is no question that my entire strategy has shifted. I am no longer motivated by ambition as much as I am by meaning. Everything I do I want to be time well invested. Time is everything now. Love having you out there, good to see you the other week in Tyson’s Corner. DMW

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