“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
The moment has never been too big for #43 EVER. I truly believe these competitors are rare, a Kobe/Jordan gene some would say, and Lance has that gene and then some. Last night at Chavez Ravine, a crowd of 50,000+ waited anxiously to give their spoiled, blind, naive opinion of an alleged scandal that happened 4 years ago.
There stood #43 on the bump. A Man In The Arena.
You don’t want to throw the term ACE around loosely but I believe that LMJ is a budding ace on a staff that has Hall of Famers and All-Stars and would be ACEs on other teams’ staff. LMJ has that Kobe/Jordan gene and it’s not even close. He only went 6 2/3 and 9 punchies against the NL All-Star team. He kept them off-balance and on their heels all night. The slider was biting the 2 seamer was running and everything was dotted up. Don’t believe me? Need a refresher?
SOMEONE CALL HBO AFTER DARK BECAUSE THIS IS PURE UNADULTERATED FILTH.
The Man In The Arena just doing work.
P.S. You know I couldn’t not not mention Lance rocking our stuff. Get yours here