Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Congratulations Joe Torre and Go Dodgers

You have to love what is happening at Dodger Stadium. Momentum!! We have it.

Everybody, stepping up to play a part in the Dodgers success. Andre Ethier, not only step up to get the winning hit coming off the bench, but he understands, it takes a team. It takes everybody excepting the role they play at this time. When you have the best players in the world in a team sport like baseball getting guy's to pull for each other is hard to do. Everybody wants to play and you only have nine spots on the field to fill. It is impossible to keep 25 players happy; that is the reason you have to have a good leader and manger. Just think what Joe Torre had to deal with managing the Yankees. In New York you have the biggest names in the game of baseball with even bigger egos. To be able to delegate and manage players of that caliber and income bracket is a major task. I'll never forget the story that Tommy Lasorda, told us: "as a team when you get twenty five guys pulling on the same side of the rope, the impossible can happen and no one can stop you". He probably didn't say it quite like that but pretty close. I'll never forget it because it is so true, this is something that doesn't happen too often but when it does happen, you know it's special. Congratulations Joe Torre on your 2,127th win and welcome to Los Angeles. Think Blue everyone.



imperfectaction said...

Hi leftside

What you said, it is so true. I couldn’t agree with you more, about the players stepping up and it takes a team to win. So much of sports resemble business. It takes a lot of the same qualities to win is sport as it does to win in business. I can only image what it is like to be an exceptional coach like Tommy Lasorda and Joe Torre. Coaching a team of elite athletes; getting the best out of each and everyone of them. Personally, I am a success coach to entrepreneurs. So I do know a little bit about coaching talents with egos. It seems the more zeros on their tax returns, the more difficult for them to have a breakthrough. Fortunately, once an elite person has their breakthrough the impossible often happens for them. That makes all of the hard work of coaching so worthy it.

Anyway, thanks for all of your stories of the Dodgers. I really enjoy reading them.

Congratulations to Joe Torre! However, I will forever think of The Dodgers as Tommy’s Team.

Go Blue!!!

Giovanna Garcia

leftside said...

I agree with you whole heartedly. When you surround yourself with like minded people you can do some special things in life. Having been coached by some of the best coaches in the game of baseball i enjoy giving back what I've learn too. As you mentioned it does carry over into the business arena because you need that same kind of moxy to excel. Again thanks for your comments. Go Dodgers!!