Karlee’s Corner – Through the freezing cold and scalding heat, play ball!

Karlee's Corner - Through the freezing cold and scalding heat, play ball!

Karlee Helms

On Sunday, March 1, I went to the doubleheader baseball game against the Tartans of Sinclair.

Granted I couldn’t stay long due to work and other obligations that aren’t as fun as games, but hey, that’s life!

To put it in perspective, let me just go into detail about how cold it was. I was there for a little over an hour, and I was freezing to my seat. I had to walk around to keep the blood flowing to my feet, and the wind was definitely not helping. My fingers were slowly turning blue and going slightly numb.

This was with me sitting there, curled up in a ball, watching the Chargers dominate the opposing team (congrats on the double win by the way!).

I can’t even imagine how cold the players must have been!

Now obviously they were playing and I wasn’t, so that is a huge factor as to why I was slowly turning into a human popsicle, but the point is that no matter how cold or how hot it is on game day, the guys play their hardest.

They don’t have the luxury of having their games indoors. They, like the softball team, have to stick it out in the freezing cold or in the scalding heat.

They can’t control their surroundings, but that doesn’t mean that they are going to make excuses.

As a former athlete myself, I can personally say that playing in the cold is not even close to fun, but we all made commitments to each other. The weather couldn’t change that.

No one can control their surroundings. We all have to learn to go with the flow and see where it takes us.

Sure it’s not always positive, but that’s what makes life interesting. You never know what good things can come out of situations that you can’t control.

Don’t be a stick in the mud about everything that doesn’t go your way! Learn to deal with what’s pitched to you, rain or shine.