As I was driving home from work one day, I stopped to watch a local little
league baseball game that was being played in a park near my home. As I
sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked one of the boys
what the score was. “We’re behind 14 to nothing,” he answered with a
smile. “Really,” I said. “I have to say you don’t look very discouraged.”
“Discouraged?” the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face. “Why should
we be discouraged? We haven’t been up to bat yet.”