I am not sure how often I am going to write these, but they will be written in about 15 minutes. I don't want to really waste too much time on these subjects, but want to get the subject off my mind.
Jayson Stark publish a piece at ESPN.com a couple of days ago called: Ingredients for winning require rare mix
Sometimes it's easy to see which players and managers have that rare "it". I was expecting someone at The Book blog to run with it, but Mr. Tango and Mr. MGL have disappointed me.
My whole problem with the article is I never really figured out what "it" was to mean. Let me take some quotes and start to figure out what "It" is.
"It's the stuff winners are made of." and "It will in time separate the teams that win from the teams that don't."
Players on winning teams.
"... never-ending energy and focus every day of this long, relentless, exhausting season" and "So to play with energy every day, to maintain concentration every inning, to hustle on every play requires a level of excellence, commitment and competitive inferno that most human beings can't even comprehend, let alone reach." and "big part of it: the art of maxing out the energy meter every single day."
Players with endless energy on winning teams.
"It's a mindset,"
Players with endless mental energy on winning teams.
"That doesn't mean the guys who think it's a job aren't good at it. But that's what it seems like. ... To some guys it's like playing Little League"
Players with endless mental energy on winning Little League like teams.
"It's a button you have to push at the right time."
Players with an endless mental energy button on winning Little League like teams.
"There are forces in the baseball universe that are way more elusive -- and way more important -- than money. It's the stuff winners are truly made of"
Players with an endless mental energy button on winning Little League like teams that not don't care about money.
OK, I got think I finally figured out what "It" is. I think.