Before the Major League
Baseball playoffs began, Chicago Cub pitcher Jon Lester was reflecting on the
youth of his teammates when he said that the playoffs is nothing that can be
explained, they have to be experienced. Now the Cubs will have their chance to
In all high school sports, you
have your playoffs in the form of state tournaments. Like most sporting events,
the favorites are usually the ones that have performed the best during the
regular season. However, state tournaments wipe the slate clean for every team,
good or bad. It's a fresh start.
Don't predetermine your
expected outcome based on your regular season record. Upsets and the unexpected
seem to happen more than you think. So go into every game believing you have a
chance to win, regardless of what happened in previous games or past history.
It took the Cubs over 100 years to clinch a playoff berth on their home field.
Hopefully you experience a big moment during your high school career!
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