Found Words – Doug Glanville

Tough days for the Quakes — even if this article is about the Nets, and this anecdote about the Cubs:

What was amazing to watch was how losses bred losses. It was almost as if it took over the culture of the team. You began to expect to lose. You knew that even with a comfortable lead, you would soon be the victim of bad luck; it was almost like a curse. And it became like any other self-fulfilling prophecy: that fielding error would happen in the ninth, that runner would trip on his shoelace before he could score and tie the game, that star player would slip on a loose batting glove and fall down the dugout stairs and miss a few games.

How do you stay positive in the midst of nothing going right?

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