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  Magoo's Motto  

I believe...
Here is something inspirational I found for us all... After you read this... Please go down and read the "I believe in Magoo's Softball"

I Believe In Softball

I believe in competition and camaraderie.
I believe in brackets, bubble gum, and bang-bang plays.
I believe that attendance and preparation win games.

I believe there is more to being a good batter than just being a good hitter.
I believe in being relaxed on defense until the batter lifts her front foot.
I believe it's okay to use defensive shifts to plays the odds, and head games.

I believe in taking my turn to coach the bases across the field from our dugout.
I believe in checking on the condition of injured opponents.
I believe players should applaud opponents after they make great defensive plays.

I believe players get better with age.
I believe 40-pound curls are better than 12-ounce ones.
I believe taking winter BP with a cheap bat to hit summer homers with an expensive bat.

I believe in running out routine grounders and lazy fly balls, no matter how frustrated I am.
I believe it is better to be a smart base runner than a fast one.
I believe in scoring from 3rd base on a double-play grounder, or from 2nd base on a very deep fly.

I believe in the nervous anticipation of a play at the plate.
I believe in the quiet buzz in a dugout when the defense is underestimating a batter's power.
I believe in the magical moment of recognition after contact on a "no doubter" homer run.

I believe in catchers who talk junk and pitchers who throw it.
I believe in infielders that think getting dirty is part of the job description.
I believe in fast outfielders who do not hug the lines, or play too deep.

I believe rattling bats can wake them up, and uncrossing them can avoid bad luck.
I believe in wiping the morning dew off a ball, and squinting into a sunset.
I believe I'll see a 3-6-1 double play again someday.

I believe in saving an equipment catalog until the next issue replaces it.
I believe in photos, autographed balls, and scorebook pages can be better than trophies and t-shirts.
I believe there is no off-season...just a longer wait until the next game.

I believe in the butterflies of opening day and the long drive home after the final game.
I believe in a small child in an oversized jersey retrieving Daddy's bat.
I believe in showing appreciation to your family and friends who came to watch you play.

I believe in thanking the umpires when the game is over, regardless of the score.
I believe the final score is part of the overall experience.
I believe in enjoying games in the twilight, and respecting careers in theirs.

I believe in softball.

-By Jim Ramsey

Tell Me This Doesn't Define Magoo's...
I believe in Magoo's softball

I believe in competition and camaraderie
I believe in brackets, Beech-Nut, and big ass trophies
I believe that attendance and sobriety wins games

I believe the secret to hitting is "swinging out of your ass"
I believe in a relaxed defense until a can-of-corn becomes a triple
I believe it's OK to tell bad jokes in the outfield

I believe in taking my turn to provide half-assed basecoaching
I believe in calling an ambulance for any injured teammate
I believe in downplaying any great play from opponents

I believe players get slower with age
I believe 40 oz beers are better then 12 oz beers
I believe taking winter BP with a cheap bat and in the summer putting dents in my friend's expensive bat.

I believe in cussing and whining about booting routine grounders and lazy flies
I believe it's better to run like a mo' fo' than "station-to-station"
I believe in brown-nosing the scorekeeper for base-hits with any contact

I believe in the policy of "spinning the cap" of any smart-ass pitcher
I believe in the joy of a "punch and judy" hitter finally putting a charge into one
I believe in the "what the hell" feeling of a solo homer

I believe in catchers who don't talk, and pitchers who "serve 'em up"
I believe in infielders who dive like complete maniacs
I believe in outfielders who overthrow their cut-off man

I believe in abolishing the "orange voodoo bat", and uncrossing the good ones
I believe that "dead" balls should be buried, and fresh ones should stay active
I believe we can probably turn at least one 4-6-3 a season

I believe that the umpires need beer as much as the players
I believe a good leadoff hitter is like a trophy wife
I believe in enjoying beers in the parking lot, and respecting our elder players.

I believe in Magoo's Softball.

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