Exterior Wooden Double Glazed Doors - It is yet another thing to succumb to that particular label as readily as A.J. Burnett did this weekend. His conduct on Saturday was a clear indicator that not only does he pitch with all-or-nothing results, however he also pitches with an all-or-nothing mentality.
Rather than seeing this weekend as a way to show he can scrape and claw to maintain his team despite a bad beginning in a match, Burnett let his emotions get the best of him. This weekend it became increasingly clear that Burnett does not have the focus or desire to pitch in grind-it-out conditions. It seems that he feels if he does not have a gem going by the second inning, what is the point? Why even bother?
At 33, Burnett should also know a few other things. He bear down when things get tough and should know that most great athletes rise to challenges. He should know that it's every starting pitcher's job to provide his team a chance to win each time he takes the mound. He does not have to dominate in every outing. Occasionally his task will be to keep the match close. Occasionally his task will be to keep his own offense.
Most of all, itis a starting pitcher's job to provide effort each time he is called on to pitch. This does not just mean physical effort. Mental effort is meant by this. In the event that you give up an early lead, like Burnett did on Saturday, suck it up and give your team a chance to come back. Don't let your machinists get lazy as a result of lost focus and attention. And surely, do not lose control of your emotions.