the edge of “let’s play two today”



Wrigley Field – Chicago

(Picture: Rdikeman at the English language Wikipedia Used with permission.)

Wrigley Field in Chicago, the home of the Chicago Cubs, celebrated its 100th anniversary on April 23.  It opened in 1914.

Ernie Banks, “Mr. Cub,” was a long time player for the Chicago Cubs.

He played for the Cubs from 1953 through 1971.

He called Wrigley Field the “friendly confines.”

One of Ernie’s favorite sayings was “Let’s Play Two today.”

Ernie loved his job, playing baseball, so much he want to play a doubleheader every day.

Two games instead of one.  To have twice as much fun.

When I was a kid I would get my dad to take me to a Cub’s game once a year at Wrigley field.

I loved to watch baseball in person.  There are few places anywhere in the world I would rather be on a summer day than in Wrigley Field in Chicago.

I would always pick a day in which the Cubs played a double header to go to a game.

Double headers were much more common in those days than they are now.

My brother always protested because he did not like baseball and was forced to watch two games instead of one.

I had to double the fun.  I got to watch two baseball games and also torture my brother as well.

What is your edge of “let’s play two today?”

What are you passionate about in your life?

What would you be happy doing twice as much every day?

What decisions can you make in your life today to follow your passion?

I am playing two today.  How about you?

Out There on the Edge of Everything…

Stephen Lesavich, PhD

Co-author of the award winning book:  The Plastic Effect:  How Urban Legends Influence the Use and Misuse of Credit Cards.