Striking a home run.

“What do a great hitter and a boxer, have in common ?”

“ they are both sluggers”

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According to Wikipedia Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat.

Now , that you’re thinking about baseball, what’s your favorite player and favorite team? How about thinking about your future and hitting some home runs. You can compare yourself with the rules of baseball. A slugger is someone who strikes hard with a heavy blow. You can say, it’s a powerful hitter.

Top 10 Best MLB Players of All Time – SeatGeek

10.Walter Johnson

9. Pete Rose

8. Jackie Robinson

7. Mickey Mantle

6. Ty Cobb

5. Stan Musial.

4. Ted Williams

3. Babe Ruth

2. Hank Aaron

1. Willie Mays

To be a good ball player, you have to know the rules. “During baseball’s early days, particularly in the late 19th century, when rules changed almost yearly, often significantly. The game as we know it today really only began to take shape in the late 1880s, and even after that, many significant rule changes were made during the rest of that century.”

In 1857, under the Knickerbocker Rules which governed until 1872, the current 9-inning format was adopted, replacing the previous rule that the first team to score 21 runs won. The next year called strikes were recognized, and a batter was out if a ball, fair or foul, was caught on the fly or after one bounce. In 1867.” The National League formed in 1876. Its rules changed almost yearly for the next quarter century. In 1880, a batter was out if the catcher caught the third strike; otherwise, the batter got four strikes. Before 1883, pitchers were required to deliver pitches with their hand below their hips; in that year, the rule was changed to allow shoulder-high deliveries. In 1885, the rules changed, until 1893, to allow bats to be flat on one side; beginning in 1893, they had to be round. In 1887, the rules changed so that batters could no longer call for a pitch; and the strike zone was defined as from the shoulders to the knees. During this period, the pitcher’s mound was much closer to home plate, foul balls were not counted as strikes, batters got four strikes, and the number of “called balls” resulting in a walk—which initially included strikes and foul balls- went from 9 to 8 to 7 to 6 to 5 and, in 1889, to 4. In that same year, the number of strikes went from 4 to 3. In 1894, foul bunts were made strikes, and the infield fly rule was adopted with one out. In 1895, foul tips were made strikes, but not foul balls. In 1898, the first modern balk rule was adopted, as well as the modern rule for recognizing stolen bases. In 1901, the infield fly rule was extended to apply when there were no outs.

In 1903, the American League adopted the foul strike rule. In 1907, the sacrifice fly rule was adopted. In 1910, cork centers were added to balls. In 1925, the minimum distance for a home run was made 250 feet. s. In 1961, the 162-game schedule was adopted. In 1969, the pitcher’s mound dropped five inches and the strike zone reduced: from the armpits to the top of the knees. In 1973, the American League adopted the designated hitter rule—rejected to this day by the National League. (Ref.https:/www.baseball reference.com/boxes/SLN/SLN195209280.shtml). (Pitch clock for baseball?Experiment begins in SEC”)

Here are suggested ways to hit your home run.

Picket Line / Strike Line , are organized established boundaries with emphasis on a protest. Self determination, confidence and financial strength are ways you can self invest and hit some home runs. Wages,salaries, pensions, retirement, temporary work and /or permanent work, let’s make it a home run.

It’s time to grip the bat with both hands. Hold it up high and in front of you. Plant your legs on solid ground, resting on the balls of your feet and relax your elbows and knees . Yeah, just like that. Now, point your eyes on the prize and stay in step with your prize. Knowing the rules of the game is super important, just like in baseball. You have to be current and not use outdated information to win the battle.

Wages and Salaries: wages are a variable amount of compensation, based on the number of hours spent to complete a certain amount of work. Salary: is a fixed amount of earned compensation paid for the performance of an employee. According to Investopedia : “As an hourly employee, you are paid for all of the hours you work. If an employer wants more of your time, they have to pay you more. Legal overtime is time and a half; some employers may pay double time for holidays, but that isn’t mandatory unless it’s part of a contract that covers your job. If you’re in a well-compensated field with lots of overtime, you could bring home more than if you earned the same official pay on a salaried basis.” With a salaried individual, Salaried employees received a fixed wage, but they must keep up with their responsibilities and complete necessary tasks—even if that means working extra hours.

Be wise with your wages and salaries. Be that great self slugger. Be an all time self starter and invest in you. If not you, do it for your love ones. Don’t allow your working years to slip through the cracks. While this time has been allotted, hit a home run. Start practicing on hitting a home run with any down time you have. Your employer has many plans an funds to consider and evaluate for your financial health. Seek useful literature and go on line for information. Information is power. Grab the bat with both hands. Research the rules and opportunities to enhance your game.

According to Wikipedia Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat.

Now is the time to spend some time planning your strategic home run. Take advantage of unplanned opportunities to reinvest in yourself. Just imagine this NO excuses this time. Get with your team and collaborate on ways to be better after the storm is over. Know your plan for all nine innings and have a strategy for a rain delay.

Stay tuned for the continuation of Part 2: pensions, retirement, temporary work and /or permanent work, let’s make it a home run.

What’s a pension, what’s a 401k? Are there any guarantees?

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