Just returned from a few fun-filled days in New York City, wherein I attendeda Yankees v. Red Sox game with my son and several friends, dined at MickeyMantle’s, ran hill sprints in Central Park and got to meet the legendary Yogi Berra at his museum in New Jersey.
As event-filled and awesome as all these activities were, very little caught myeye as much as the headlines of the New York Post. Man, they sure know howto grab attention.
Headlines on the political front were very one-sided and partisan:
HIDE THE WEINER
LITTLE WEINER IN THE OVEN
POP GOES THE WEASEL
Typically I don’t read the political front page (or any others) as I don’t believe very much of it is true.
Same goes for the daily schnews on tee-vee.
Since childhood I’ve always relied on sports to deliver something factual,something verifiable.
Well, in New York, if you’re looking for truth in sports, you’ll get more than you’d like to hear. Every move these high-paid superstars make is scrutinized and roasted – just like a little weiner.
Take the Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, aka Big Papi, as an example. The Yankees fans and media are livid because A.J. Burnett didn’t throw the ball at Big Papi’s head after Red Sox pitchers hit Yankees’ batters more than once.
Sports headlines read… “Burnett Lets Big Papi Stand Tall.”
The anger of Yankees’ fans escalated in last night’s game, when Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett nailed a couple more hitters early on. At this point, even MLB announcer Bob Costas wonders out loud, on television, why the limp Yankees won’t retaliate.
A friend of mine said it this way, “The Rays manager Joe Maddon gets the maximum out of mostly average players while Yankees manager Joe Girardi gets
the least out of bunch of over-paid underachievers.”
As for watching the Yankees play LIVE, one good takeaway from the game was seeing 1st baseman Mark Texeira doing a couple of the stretches I teach in Combat Stretching. For a big guy, he’s very flexible. And with a trainer at his side, pushing for a little bit more, he’s doing great.
Could he go further in his stretches with advice from the Fure-cat. Of course.
More importantly, so can YOU.
That’s why I always recommend Combat Stretching to any athlete or urban warrior who wants to get the maximum from his or her body.
Get the most out of yourself in the least amount of time. Get Combat Stretching today and see your flexibility and strength sky-rocket.