I am even MORE not OK with losing [AGAIN!] to Sidney Ponson. This guy is like the pitching equivalent to a cockroach: super gross and disgusting, and he simply refuses to die.
After a great weekend of strong pitching and good offense, it seems possible that this loss could be an indication of the team having a deep-seated fear of success. So, I thought it might be prudent to play Dr. Phil and address some of the root causes of this particular affliction, as it pertains to our boys.
Why might someone be afraid to succeed?
- A fear of having enemies: you might be afraid that people will resent your success and dislike you for it. And yes, boys, Yankees fans WILL hate you for being successful. But that's a good thing! Embrace it.....or swear back at them. Whichever. Just don't let it hold you back from being the great baseball players we all know you are!
- A fear of loneliness: some people think that when they succeed they will be different from others and their old friends. But if the Twins all win together, it won't be a problem! Make sure to use the buddy system and stick with your BFF on the team, and you'll never be alone!
- A fear of being in the spotlight: some people fear the attention success might bring, because of a lack of self-confidence. If this is the case for the team, don't worry about it! You play in the AL Central Division, remember? No matter how many games you win, or how far you make it in the playoffs, there aren't going to be ANY spotlights....ever. So, relax and just play ball!
- A fear of having to work hard to maintain success: maintaining a certain level of success can require a lot of hard work and effort, and this thought produces anxiety for many people. Yeah, this one is probably legit. Hard work sucks. Still, you make a lot of money, so it's probably worth it. And hero-worship would be a pretty kickass perk too, if you ask me.