Remember, never get too high…..or too low

added 4/6/2004 by Jared Klewein

I’m hoping that many of you read that introductory paragraph and said, “What in the Sam Houston is that guy talking about?” If you did, then pat yourself on the back, because I’d say you’re probably one of the few fans that realizes last night’s loss was just one of 162 games to be played this season. I visited a couple message boards this morning, spoke with a friend or two and popular opinion was pretty clear, “This team has got major problems.” Here are a few of the most common items discussed:

Good grief people…it was just one game. Let’s brush that nonsense aside and instead focus on the positives from last night’s game:

Well, those are a few of the bright spots that really caught my eye last night. Dating back to pre-SpringTraining, there were plenty of question marks with this team. To name a few: The bullpen (specifically Dotel), Oswalt’s health, Biggio’s age, Hidalgo (was last year the real Doggie?), Pettitte/Clemens’ adjustment to the NL and Minute Maid Park. I think one of the questions has already been answered (ie. Oswalt) and many look to be on the right track. Look, I’m not gonna lie. Bonds homer broke my heart last night too…but again, we’ve gotta get over it quickly and look at the big picture. The pieces are here to win, and win big. In the future I promise that I will take the time to address some of the negative aspects of the team as well. I was a little short on time today but even if I’d had more I’m not sure I’d of used it to dwell on the bad. Not now, not this early. No, I’m instead going to focus on the positive and choose not to ignore the one beautiful fact that’s sitting here, right under my nose.


I’ve been waiting almost 6 months to say that.

Talk to you all soon.

Jared Klewein

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