The land of the free and the home of the brave has been pretty cowardly lately. We got a dude running the country with absolutely no political experience, so things are pretty screwed up right now. But man, we gotta believe in us man, we all we got. With the USA in the World Baseball Classic championship, going up against Puerto Rico (A claimed territory of the USA) we have a chance to come together as a people and cheer for a common love; Baseball.
In my lifetime, I've always felt like a lot of American people are "too cool" to have pride in their country. And for most of my life, I felt the same way. We're America, we can't fail. And if we do, it was another country's fault. That kind of mentality coming from our culture just makes us look like one huge group of cocky idiots. During this WBC championship game, we have a chance to represent our country in a positive way, in a time of so much negativity.
No matter what race you are, color of your skin, age, gender, whatever, people of our country love baseball. The Great American Pastime should be celebrated as such. This is the USA's first trip to the championship game since the WBC was founded in 2005. If its really our pastime, then why haven't we won? Probably because a lot of the top tier players have seen it as a pointless competition. But its not pointless, especially since we don't have baseball in the olympics, you'd think they would want to represent this country in a special way. But this team that USA has right now shows the mentality that our citizens of this beautiful country need to have.
They have found a way to get to the championship game without even having one of top rosters in the competition. Nobody gave them a chance to even get here, but here they are. A group of guys who showed an incredible amount of pride in their country when they threw on that jersey. We need to throw on our American jerseys and get back to appreciating everything this great country has given us. YES we are in a bad place right now. YES there is an incredible amount of social, political, and financial issues that we are facing. YES we are in a war with racism, terrorism, but most of all, we are at war with ourselves. But we are still here, aren't we?
We need to come together and take pride in this nation. When you see other teams play, their countrymen come out in herds and cheer for their country from beginning until after the game is over, win or lose. We need to celebrate our country the same way. We may fail and fall flat on our face, but how this country responds in this incredible time of immense adversity will define our future as a land. If we continue to point the fingers at the issues, and refuse to fight for a better future for our country, we will fail our children who will be born into our failures as people.
I'm not a politician, I'm not a scientist, I'm not a professor, I'm just a regular dude. But I ain't no "hoe ass" and I'm not gonna give up on my country in the middle of this crisis. I will cheer for us to succeed just like I will be cheering for team USA to win the WBC championship against Puerto Rico (who is, yes a part of this country as well). So cheer for your damn country. . . But if you don't thats cool because this is a free country and you can do whatever the hell you want . . .
Here is Adam Jones making the play of the WBC
Just a man trying to make the most of his time on this planet.