Double Glazed Doors Repairs - It is yet another thing to succumb to that particular label as readily as A.J. Burnett did this weekend. His behavior on Saturday was a clear indicator that not only does he toss with all or nothing results, however he also tosses with an all or nothing mentality. And the worst part is, he shows no signs of fighting to rid himself of this label.
Rather than seeing this weekend as an opportunity to demonstrate he can claw and scrape to keep his team in a match despite a poor start, Burnett let his emotions get the top of him. This weekend it became apparent that Burnett doesn't have want or the focus to toss in grind-it-out circumstances. It appears that he feels if he really doesn't have a jewel going by the second inning, what's the point?
At 33, Burnett should also know some other things. When things get tough he should know that most great athletes rise to challenges and bear down. He should realize that it is the job to give his team the opportunity to win every time he takes the mound of every starting pitcher. He really doesn't have to rule in every trip. Sometimes his task is to keep the match close. Sometimes his task is to keep his own offense.
Most of all, it is a starting pitcher's job to give every time he is called on to toss to attempt. This really doesn't just mean physical effort. This means mental exertion. This implies tossing to the ebbs and flows of the match. Like Burnett did on Saturday if you give up an early lead, suck it up and give your team a chance to come back. Don't let your machinists get idle as a result of attention and lost focus. And certainly, don't lose control of your emotions.