Monday, March 3, 2008

What does it take to win? TEAM

When asked this question, most players would reply with answers such as hard work, dedication, confidence, ect. The Philadelphia Phillies, who made up seven games with 17 to play last September to steal the National League East from the Mets, agree but also believe that what it really takes is TEAM.

It is important as a player to continue to overcome Human Nature….HN says to do what is best for me rather than what is best for the team. However, doing what is best for the TEAM leads to success.

Here are a few excellent quotes from the story, followed by a link to the entire story.

"I had always known it takes hard work and dedication," Brett Myers said. "But what it really takes is a team."

Jimmy Rollins: "We are more focused on what we need to get right. Not you get right, and you get right, and you get right. We're going to get right. We're going to be right. … Now it doesn't matter who gets it done. We don't care about who the hero is."

"Before," Rollins said, "it was like, 'Let's try to get Bobby up there and we'll have a chance.' Now I have confidence that if don't get it done, somebody will get it done behind me. Now we have a team."

Link to story:

1 comment:

Justin said...

Hi Mr. Spilker:

My name's Justin (User: JuTMSY4) and I'm a writer at ArmChairGM, a sports blog, forum and wiki for all types of sports fans. I'm also a fellow blogger and fan of all Philly teams (Asante Samuel...and hopefully Larry Fitzgerald is next).

I was looking at some blogs and I saw your's and enjoyed it.

ArmChairGM already has hundreds of writers and commenters, thousands of readers and regularly has articles picked up by ESPN and SportsIllustrated (Hot Mustard seems to love us). Plus, you can plug your blog and double post all articles both on your blog and AGM to get some regular readers.

If you want to add an article right away, here's what you've got to do:

Sign up using this link:

Then click on the "Write" tab and begin. I suggest you type your full article in a word processor and simply paste it, but whatever works for you. Remember, this is a wiki, so you can easily add pictures and hotlinks. Just to get into the groove, I'd try double posting a previous blog article into ArmchairGM and see what happens. I guarantee you more readers and commenters than ever!

Try this link for a little basic How-To:

So please come and Join AGM as soon as possible,


Justin (JuTMSY4)