Thursday, June 24, 2010

One Short--100 Words

One short.

Ever feel like you come up one short?

I grew up playing baseball. In those days, you couldn’t start playing until you were 5 or 6.

I’ll never forget batting against 10 year old pitchers! It wasn’t fair—for the 6-year-old batter, that is.

I often came up one short. If I were lucky, I’d bat 3 for 4 in the game. Still, I’d be one short of perfect.

I’ve often come up one short. At work. At home. As a father. As a friend.

Never a good feeling.

Not something to strive for.

In baseball.

Or life.


  1. This blog should have contained 99 words!

  2. I came up one short 30 years ago.

    Applied to be a stewardess with several major airlines - I ticked all the boxes but one - I was 1" too short.



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