Saturday Music Memories – “Put Me In Coach”…

“I’m ready to play”!

I love baseball. I quit when I was 15 years old, but should have kept playing. I heard John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” on Thursday, and it brought back some very vivid memories.

I was about 12 or 13 years old. I played in baseball tournament over a weekend, and had a great time. The baseball diamonds were well-groomed, and there were more fans than usual, and it just felt different. Every time we took the field, “Centerfield” played, and I remember thinking how cool that was.

I don’t think we won the tournament, but I had a fantastic time. The only bad memory I had of the weekend was about a slide in to second base. The good news is I was safe; the bad news was I had to sleep on my side for a week because of the scrapes! OUCH…


About Tim Mushey

Dynamic and energized sales rep, mentor and leader since 1999. This blog will be about sales, social networking, personal branding, leadership, music and having some laughs! Don’t be surprised if I mix it up on occasion, and talk about something totally different! I thrive on being part of successful, forward thinking teams. I am ready to go from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning, with the expectation that new adventures will be coming my way. It is rare that there isn't a smile on my face, as I take it all in, and have some fun along the way!

Posted on July 7, 2012, in Saturday Music Memories and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. The emotion recalling power of music is incredible isn’t it. A couple of years ago I was in a flash-mob. If I ever want to give myself an absolute boost, all I have to do is play that flash mob music and back come all the great feelings 🙂

  2. Tim, haven’t been in here for a while but just saw your comment on playing baseball. I used to play Little League baseball as a pitcher until for some unknown reason I couldn’t throw a baseball accurately any more (footballs were no problem, and U was high school q-back).
    My point is this: any mention of baseball brings good memories.
    Recently, I co-wrote a baseball book, Carolina Baseball: Pressure Makes Diamonds, with J David Miller, foreword by Head Coach Ray Tanner. The book recounts the ups and downs of the 119-year hostory of the U of SC Gamecocks baseball program through their 2010-2011 National Championship wins.

    The purpose for the book is to help Coach Tanner’s foundation build a Miracle League ballpark for kids with physically-challenged bodies, who live the game and want to play it. Any purchase contributes funds to that goal.

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