Monday, April 19, 2010

Back to Business

Selective memory. That is one thing we all try to have but it is always a challenge to perfect. It is easy to forget bad things that happen throughout the course of a bad day or a bad game. But it becomes more difficult to separate the bad moments from the teachable moments. I think, based on our performance this weekend, that is what we were able to do after the Wednesday's game. That was clearly not one of our better games thus far. But there were moments for each of us where we could take a step back and say, "Yep, I could have done that better."

Conversely, after a good (and emotional) weekend, it is easy to only remember the good moments. I have been a part of games as a player and a coach where we have had comeback wins and walk-off wins, but I have never been a part of a game like the game one on Saturday. Trust me, I will remember the ending of that game for a long time. But there are still lessons to be learned from this weekend. But these lessons become a personal matter. There were things I picked up to help me as a coach as there were things that each player picked up for their own game, but that will be dependent on the individual and what they are trying to accomplish.

But for now, we have to vault those memories and filter everything out that won't help us become a better baseball team, and take from the weekend those lessons that will help us win more ballgames.

Five of our next six games will be at The Zimm starting with Wednesday's non-conference game with the University of Chicago (3:00 pm). We will play a single game on Friday at Alexian Field in Schaumburg against Wheaton (4:00 pm) and then welcome the Thunder back to The Zimm for a double-header on Saturday (12:00 pm). The final two games on the homestand will both be non-conference games. First, we will host Fontbonne on Sunday (1:00 pm) and finish with Benedictine next Wednesday (3:00 pm).

This Sunday's game against Fontbonne is also "Camper Comeback Day" at The Zimm. We will welcome back campers who participated in our winter camps to spend the day at the ballpark with the players and coaches.

I can't say enough about the crowds at The Zimm (this weekend and all season)! The support of the parents, students, and administration has definitely not gone unnoticed. We hope to continue to see everyone at The Zimm over the remainder of the season. Thank you fans!