Baseball and football are very different games. In a way, both of them are easy. Football is easy if you’re crazy as hell. Baseball is easy if you’ve got patience. They’d both be easier for me if I were a little more crazy – and a little more patient.
A few days ago, a friend shared this tweet with me. The tweet pretty much speaks for itself, but if you take a moment to read through the bio in the photo, it’s such a great snapshot of what an amazing athlete Bo Jackson was, even at a young age.
On July 29, 1988, in a game against the Baltimore Orioles, Royals outfielder Bo Jackson stepped up to the plate in the top of the fourth. As pitcher Jeff Ballard started his windup, Jackson attempted to call time out. Realizing at the last possible second that his request wasn’t granted, Jackson managed to recover himself enough to slam an impressive three-run homer to help Kansas City win 6-3 in Baltimore.