Humanity’s yin and yang

A couple of years ago, I wrote something here about yin and yang, and applied them to baseball in general, and Theo Epstein in particular. It’s now two years later, and the Cubs are still stuck in the depths of yin, but I wanted to revisit the Taoist ideal as it relates to the polarContinue reading “Humanity’s yin and yang”

Link to a post on ThroughTheFenceBaseball

While the Blackhawks have come back from Boston in triumph, the Cubs are now dropping into last place in Milwaukee. The opposite nature of these two teams–the yin and yang, if you will–was not lost on me as I wrote a piece for ThroughTheFenceBaseball last night. I don’t care too much about hockey, but itContinue reading “Link to a post on ThroughTheFenceBaseball”

Long on the yin

In the Taoist philosophy¬†there’s yin, and there’s yang. The two are theoretically supposed to balance each other out. But for a Cubs fan like me, this baseball season has been especially long on the yin, and it’s only going to get worse until the end of the season. Game 162 can’t get here soon enoughContinue reading “Long on the yin”

First things first

Yesterday morning I was awakened by my alarm clock, which makes all sorts of noises but can also play the radio. Since I had the radio function set, Queen got me out of bed with the familiar stomp stomp clap that begins “We Will Rock You.” It was as good an entry song as anyContinue reading “First things first”

Theo Epstein and Maximum Yang

Last weekend, I picked up a book ¬†called The Tao of Baseball at, ironically enough, a church rummage sale. I had read the Tao of Pooh many years ago, and that was the extent of my exposure to Taoist thought. But I’m always up for learning something about baseball, so I gave this one aContinue reading “Theo Epstein and Maximum Yang”