Most people with diabetes have experienced the range of emotions and responses upon first disclosing their living with this disease. By now the responses are clichéd and expected, but they all happen – to all of us.
“So that means you can’t have sugar?”, “You don’t look diabetic” and so on and so forth. But things get a little more interesting when you start to talk about the specifics of your diabetes management.
I read an article that featured a series of “game changing” ideas that would improve baseball. Among the suggestions submitted by ESPN’s baseball experts and the fans were ideas that included expanding instant replay by way of a full time umpire that watches the game upstairs in a booth, removing an inning, instituting a pitch clock (much like the shot clock), and playing by the visiting team’s league rules during interleague play. This doesn’t really have anything to do with the rest of the blog post but I thought the articles were very interesting reads and the use of a Google+ hangout was very clever. As a longtime fan of the game, I can appreciate where these experts, and fans were coming from with their ideas. It did seem like a number of these game changers focused on the fact that the games are too long, in part because of the pitching changes that occur late in the game. Sure, there are plenty of benefits to that crafty left-hander in the bullpen that you use for that one left-handed threat at the bat, but other than that one out, what real value is he adding to your pitching rotation. You have to be able to maximize the potential of every resource, much like rotating injection or pump sites.
(How’s that for a segue?)