Thursday, October 18, 2012
| Some men just seem to have it all: a comfortable house, the car they thought they'd never own, enough gadgets to keep them happy for multiple lifetimes. But every man has his dreams, and it's rare to find a man who hasn't dreamed of stepping up to bat in the big leagues.|
Can't you just picture him? He's staring at a presentation projected in a stuffy conference room, listening to a manager drone on about the bottom line…but he's not really listening. Behind his apparently attentive eyes he's hearing the roar of the crowd as he rounds the bases. He's watching the ball as it hurtles out of the park. He’s feeling the rush as his teammates hoist him over their heads.
This is a man who dares to dream. And even if he never bats one out of Fenway Park or over the ivy wall of Wrigley Field, he has his secret ambition to fuel his success in other fields.
The presentation drags on and the afternoon light grows dim. A platter holds the sad remains of a glazed donut. His colleagues' eyes look just as glazed. Thumbs twiddle. Chairs creak. Someone poorly conceals a yawn.
Looking down, he checks his watch for the umpteenth time, and his baseball cufflink suddenly gleams in the low light from the projector. Bingo. Time to bat another one out of the park.
As his World Series-winning homerun plays out again in his mind, another brilliant idea takes shape. The bottom line is saved. The company will survive. And his colleagues will wonder how he does it, once again.
He lifts his head, raises his pen in the air and waits to be heard.