No Money, No ball
Dear Oakland A’s,
You should not be where you are.
You come from a city whose government can’t care less about you. Despite having one of the best records in baseball you have one of the lowest payrolls. You have a GM who one day works like a magician to set you up for success, and the next cuts your manhood off by trading away your only classic slugger and face of your franchise. You are made up almost entirely of unwanted misfits. Misfits who get injured a lot.
Right now you are competing with one of baseballs highest payrolls and you are giving them hell.
You should not be where you are. Yet…here you are. You may be gutted but you wont stay down.
Keep your heads up. This is still an incredible story.
A lifelong fan and fellow misfit who refuses to stay down.
A prayer of Moses, the man of God.
Psalm 90 New Living Translation (NLT)
Book four (Psalms 90–106)
1 Lord, through all the generations
you have been our home!
2 Before the mountains were born,
before you gave birth to the earth and the world,
from beginning to end, you are God.
3 You turn people back to dust, saying,
“Return to dust, you mortals!”
4 For you, a thousand years are as a passing day,
as brief as a few night hours.
5 You sweep people away like dreams that disappear.
They are like grass that springs up in the morning.
6 In the morning it blooms and flourishes,
but by evening it is dry and withered.
7 We wither beneath your anger;
we are overwhelmed by your fury.
8 You spread out our sins before you—
our secret sins—and you see them all.
9 We live our lives beneath your wrath,
ending our years with a groan.
10 Seventy years are given to us!
Some even live to eighty.
But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble;
soon they disappear, and we fly away.
11 Who can comprehend the power of your anger?
Your wrath is as awesome as the fear you deserve.
12 Teach us to realize the brevity of life,
so that we may grow in wisdom.
13 O Lord, come back to us!
How long will you delay?
Take pity on your servants!
14 Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love,
so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
15 Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery!
Replace the evil years with good.
16 Let us, your servants, see you work again;
let our children see your glory.
17 And may the Lord our God show us his approval
and make our efforts successful.
Yes, make our efforts successful!