Today's post was originally going to focus on some early 90's baseball cards, but after spending the entire afternoon yesterday watching the sickening and scary events that took place at the Capitol Building... I pulled the plug.
I started writing down all of the emotions that ran through me yesterday... which spanned from feeling heartbroken, sad, and disappointed to offended, disgusted, and infuriated. But ranting on this blog won't make me feel any better. Trust me. I vented to my father and best friend yesterday... and those feelings were still with me when I fell asleep last night.
That's why I decided to try a different approach and write something more positive and patriotic.
2005 Upper Deck USA Baseball #USA86
Representing your country in a positive way has to be one of the greatest feelings in the world.
Kershaw was a member of the USA Baseball 18U National Team back in 2005. I couldn't find any information about how he fared, but that doesn't matter to me. He's always been one of those guys with a clean reputation. One of those guys who gives back to the community and has done plenty of work for various charities.
But we can't all be Clayton Kershaw. I'll never represent our beautiful country on the baseball diamond or any other sports arena... but I can be a positive role model for my nieces, nephews, and students (past and present)... and explain to them that even on the darkest of days, the sun will eventually rise.
Thirteen days left.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!