Dorasaga: August 2009 Archives

"When I'm not a player now, I kid around about Destiny, I think it might mean something. But inside those clubhouses, Destiny means nothing. Pete Rose used to have destiny follow him wherever he went, because he was a great pressure player. In key situations, he always seems to have that linedrive.

Destiny hangs around teams and people that do the little things, that know how to play the game, that execute what the manager wants to be done; had they pitched well in clutch situations?

If you were a manager, would you have a meeting and say: Fellas, relax, Destiny is on our side.

No, you wouldn't do that. You don't want them to believe in that.

Destiny hangs around winning teams, and comes to all the victory parties. It's something after the fact."

I hereby quotes Mike Schmidt, the great third baseman who hit 548 homeruns solely for the Phillies. Schmidt was on the Cubs, on the day of October 4, 1989, game one of the NLCS between our Eastern Div ...