Three Strikes. . .
The subject of strikes can move many images to the front of my brain. They bring back memories. Lessons and experiences as well.
At least three and likely more stories could be told with a strike-related theme but it’s Saturday and I will share just one which was way back in the early 1990s prior to real estate. And somewhat fittingly, strikes especially three strikes, can lead to thoughts of baseball. A recent post by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP helped bring these thoughts out of the memory vault.
Although I am not a sports fan, I do recall an opening day event for a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game where a group of us left the office for an off-site meeting of sorts. Do you remember those kinds of spirited rallies in the name of team-building? Well kinda like that. At least that was the idea at the time as I recall.
The selected venue for this particular event was Chavez Ravine where the Dodgers have played since the 1960s. It is located not far from the corporate headquaters which was my home base for a number of years. Didn't think I could round the bases with yet another baseball reference, did you? Opening Day has been a longtime afternoon favorite whenever the Dodgers make their seasonal debut before the hometown crowd.
Even during not-so-special times, Dodger Stadium is a rather impressive place in my opinion and especially under the guise of a work-related function.
Details of any strategic plans remain a bit fuzzy as the decades have passed but while I remember parts of the game the camaraderie is more typically recalled.
I know I have been to the stadium for various other reasons since but none quite as special as that one. Definitely not a strike out. And as far as additional strikes - sometimes you need three and at other times, it happens in a much different way. As for strike-out stories, hey, I have others. But that’s another post and another time.
Posted: July 3, 2021