I don’t think you care if you’re on a highlight three letter network four letter network that night. But there is something to have in the baseball world…to know that you’re going well. Does that matter at all to you? Like, do you care about any of that stuff? So. This is me and I’m. You know, can you still get joy as you’re trying to get more perfect or reach perfection? Not enjoying the moment that you maybe have had something good.
Yeah. Yeah, I I think you just gotta. It’s a short memory, you know, even with, you know, guys talk about having a a short memory with bad, bad results, bad days, you know, good stuff. It’s just the same. I think it it’s it’s all very fleeting. You know, like you listen to guys like Derek Jeter that you know, when 5 World Series. I mean, one of the greatest competitors of all time, in my opinion, and Kobe Bryant as well, like, you know, their their their goal in life was not to be a top prospect. It wasn’t to be a A World Series winner. It wasn’t even to be a Hall of Fame. You know, their goal was to be the greatest thing that they could possibly achieve, and that’s only something that’s going to be measured when you’re done playing and you don’t know what that is. So for me, yeah, you know, every once in a while you stop and you sort of realize, like, hey, I’m moving in the direction in a positive direction. But but it’s. Never done. It’s never enough.
Have you ever beat yourself up where you beat yourself up too? Much have you figured out that part of it? I I I beat myself up too much here, OK?
Sure. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. And that’s that’s something that you learn from. You know, I think I think that one of the things I appreciate and teammates and and guys I’ve played with and people, people that I’ve been around even outside of the baseball context is. And it’s certainly something you got to manage. It’s something I struggle to manage sometimes, but it’s it’s OK to care. You know, I want guys that they care, you know that, you know, they give something and and. You know, I think that that what’s important, like I said earlier is just justifying that desire with your work ethic. And that’s that’s what’s healthy.