Baseball and the Hangover That Comes with Success

Hangover that comes with success

By all accounts last year the two most successful teams in baseball were the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers. They are, of course, the two teams that met in last year’s world series. Being a Texas Rangers fan I know all two well that the Rangers came up short and the Giants took care of business to become world champions.

Fast forward to the beginning of this season and you would have thought the exact opposite happened. The Giants are starting off the season looking sloppy, and to say the Rangers are hot would be an understatement. The San Diego Padres, a team the Giants beat in last years NLCS, have dominated the Giants so far this season.

It’s no secret that the two teams that came up short last year are craving a shot at redemption more than ever, and it shows coming right out of the gate. It’s human nature to be content for a time period after success, and there is nothing wrong with that. But where do you draw the line between enjoying success and living in the past?

You might be missing another great opportunity at the cost of focusing on past accomplishments. I’m not saying the regular season is more meaningful than the post season, but it’s worth noting there is definitely a hangover that comes with success. Are you satisfied with where you’re at or are you ready for another championship run?