Friday, October 12, 2007

Fair Game


Q: Would you do anything different?

A: Not a thing because what has happened is a result of all the things we have experienced. I honestly believe there is a purpose to everything we experience, and it helps create what we are.

Inspirational speaker? Pastor? Spiritualist? Philosopher?..... None of the preceding. This was said by Dan O'Dowd, general manager of the Colorado Rockies baseball team. An interesting scenario has developed in Denver, Colorado. At first I paid no attention to the story, not being a sports fan, but after a closer look I got very interested from an astrological angle.
In 1993, the Rocks played their first baseball game and it was downhill from there. They remained at the bottom until this year when a winning streak arrived and now they've just won their first game of the National League Championship Series. This has stunned the baseball world, not to mention the city and the state.
What's unusual about the Colorado Rockies is money. Out of 30 teams they are 4th from the bottom in the amount the players get paid. Few figured they had a chance because of the low payroll in a sport where big bucks dominate. The team they are playing, the Arizona Diamondbacks, spent even less.
I think it just shows that it can be done. If you've got the money to spend, then do it. Colorado and Arizona aren't in the same kind of market. They've done it a different way and they've been successful. Homegrown players, bringing guys through the system -- you can save money doing so and be successful at the same time 
Jeff Salazar, D-backs outfielder
It is despite the game's leadership that baseball overcomes domination by the big spenders. This is because the game itself rewards more than individual talent. It rewards chemistry, desire, and heart, too. Teams with small payrolls tend to be composed of kids who have grown up together in the minor leagues. Both the Rocks and the D-backs cite the chemistry and the absence of big egos in their clubhouses as a major factor in their success this year.
Dave Krieger, Rocky Mt. News
 
I think they truly respect one another. In many cases, as corny as it sounds, I think they really love one another. I think they pull for one another. They pick each other up and they try to keep each person humble to the point they understand the team is most important. There's something satisfying about youthful innocence and enthusiasm that richer teams have a hard time replicating.
Dan O'Dowd
 The obvious connection to Saturn in Virgo and humility struck me, but when I investigated, some quite interesting configurations materialized.
The franchise was awarded on July 15, 1991. Saturn was in Aquarius, Uranus and Neptune were in Capricorn. The NN was also in Capricorn. Venus was in Virgo, Mars was just entering 0 degrees Virgo. The first game was played on April 5, 1993. Saturn was still in Aquarius, with Uranus and Neptune exactly conjunct at 21 Capricorn. The moon was in Virgo.
Saturn in Aquarius reveals their uncommonly democratic team technique and Virgo, their humble work. But what really got my attention was Uranus in Capricorn. Could this be a harbinger of the Capricorn-Aquarius times ahead for the planet, and the great Jupiter-Uranus conjunction at 0 Aries square Pluto? The homegrown little guy versus big money. Team cooperation versus celebrity monarchy. Originality and invention versus the status quo. Human cooperation beats the odds. Naturally, the townsfolk are jubilant. Both towns.

23 Comments:

Blogger Neith said...

LOVE IT!!!! Moving forward through cooperation has long been a soap box of mine as has the ridiculous amount of money spent on professional sports/celebrities!! If this is a hint of possibilities, then bring 'em on . . . :-D

12/10/07 8:15 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"This is because the game itself rewards more than individual talent. It rewards chemistry, desire, and heart, too. Teams with small payrolls tend to be composed of kids who have grown up together in the minor leagues. Both the Rocks and the D-backs cite the chemistry and the absence of big egos in their clubhouses as a major factor in their success this year."

Excellent. Real teamwork. They're a jelled team.

Also, there is a minimum expertise and minimum time required to produce a given system. People in a hurry will not achieve it -- can't just throw money at it.

12/10/07 8:48 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Neith! I was just thinking about you. It's so good to have your kind and cooperative blogs around. Congratulations on the new one!

12/10/07 2:53 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Also, there is a minimum expertise and minimum time required to produce a given system. People in a hurry will not achieve it

Yes, and actually this team is a little ahead of my time expectations. What is so amazing is the fact that both teams have done this. A message is in the air.

There is so much immediate Aquarius up the road that I've gotten interested. Things will start to shift in December and the start of the new year. The chaos of Pisces and Neptune has left the road open.

I even felt the stirrings of a revolution in the high energy these last days of the Jupiter-Uranus square. It'll be a good one. In the mind.

12/10/07 3:02 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Another thing about the baseball team and the familial bonds of the players is the connection of their families and communities. Almost like Little League gone big. It's different. All across the country these things are happening and people are grouping together for positive pursuits. I just noticed where there is a monthly meeting of local artists now in a restaurant-wine bar in town. They're encouraged to bring their work and share experience like the old days becoming new.

12/10/07 3:07 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

This all sounds so good. I'm so pleased. :-) The fabric of life, the connections of community, right angles, left angles, bias cut and all.

12/10/07 3:13 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Ha ha!! I'm officially declaring my recovery from my discomfort concerning the right angle. The angles of the chart are the stability of our astrolives and yes, the weave of the fabric is right angles!

I LOVE THE RIGHT ANGLE!!!!

The semisquare, however, I'm still working on.

12/10/07 3:36 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

It does give meaning to the diagonal, doesn't it?

Ooh, the semisquare. 45 degrees makes the diagonal in the square.

12/10/07 4:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG!!! Of course! Now I've got NOTHING to hate! Holy Hannah!

12/10/07 4:29 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Aw...Well, we can always pretend to. It's fun.

12/10/07 4:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I still hate non-chocolate milk, unless it's in something else.

And remember those Good'n Plenty candies? Still hate those. Give me a Bon Bon or a Jujy Fruit.

The 45. That's going to be a new study.

12/10/07 4:44 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The baseball diamond. A square turned on it's point.

12/10/07 4:45 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Fruit, definitely.

Ohhh...the 90-foot diamond. On its point is a good point. Yes, rotated 45 degrees. :-)

12/10/07 5:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It is interesting. I think most playing fields are rectangular. Football seems narrow and confining to me whereas baseball seems more expansive, with more breathing room. I always attributed this to the slower pace with many pauses, but the openness of the diamond contibutes too, I'd bet. More stretch and possibility. I think baseball is still the no.1 American sport, is it not?

Interesting that this non-touch-combative sport would be the favorite. Mars in Gemini? Angles, precision. Home Plate? Cancer?

12/10/07 5:48 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Indeed, it is.

There's some intrigue about all the possibilities fanning out from an instant.

The diamond itself seems to sit within a green space that fans out from the home base.

I like that it's non-contact.

"Mars in Gemini? Angles, precision. Home Plate? Cancer?"

Hmm, close. :-) The history goes back some -- in other countries, too. The first game officially recorded in U.S. history, though, was in Hoboken, NJ on June 19, 1846: The "New York Nine" defeated the Knickerbockers, 23–1, in four innings.

Mars was in Cancer, Neptune in Aquarius (as they are today).

The Sun was conjunct Mercuy in Gemini, and the Moon was conjunct Venus in Taurus.

12/10/07 6:54 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

There was a tight configuration with Neptune (Aquarius) conjunct Saturn (Pisces) trine Sun-Mercury and sextile Pluto between them.

12/10/07 6:58 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

That Neptune-Saturn conjunction spanning two signs is interesting.

12/10/07 7:00 PM  
Blogger jm said...

HA HA HA! You are something kad!

The 1st game. Absolutely wonderful.

Taurus would be the slow pace. Oh this is interesting. I must study that conjunction.

12/10/07 8:56 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The Gemini-Cancer factor is amazing. I think of the pitching being dominant, always trying to get exactly across Home Plate. There is lack of aggressiveness written all over.

Home Run too. Cancer.

Aquarius-Gemini could be the fact that it's played mostly in the air. They also look like they're playing in pajamas, hardly any armor. Cancer.

The Neptune-Saturn conjunction with the fact that the white ball is going up and out of the park makes me think of the spiritual aspirations. How many players? Nine? Something here for the Numbers Man.

12/10/07 9:03 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Yes, the Cancer and Gemini mix. Good call!

Besides straddling signs, the conjoined outer planets are in each other's ruled signs. Pretty neat chart.

Yes, usually nine players on a team. The Abbott and Costello routine had fun with the players' names. One interpretation has them like this:

First Base: Who
Second Base: What
Third base: I Don't Know
Left field: Why
Center Field: Because
Pitcher: Tomorrow
Catcher: Today
Shortstop: I Don't Give a Darn!
Right fielder: Naturally

12/10/07 9:47 PM  
Blogger jm said...

LOL!! Saturn in Pisces. That routine really fits.

Yes. Abbott & Costello. Pure Americana.

The chart is wonderful and it says something about our character, this Cancer-Gemini country. Moon in Aquarius. Neptune on the MC.

This is wild kad!!! Look at it.

First Base: Who
Second Base: What
Third base: I Don't Know


Is that not the astro houses?

12/10/07 10:05 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Yeppers! :-) Such fun!

12/10/07 10:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

What a great idea. the baseball chart. The interesting thing for me is how I've suddenly joined the collective to share the enthusiasm. This is just the beginning.

12/10/07 10:44 PM  

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