From a mental standpoint, one piece of advice from one of my coaches still holds true to this day, not just at the plate, but in general: good things usually come in bunches.
In the New York sports world, that was most certainly the case last week.
There were easily three or four stories that would've dominated the sports news cycle, but instead each story was getting eclipsed by more and more breaking news.
As a sports talk show host, it was bliss. The ability to react to breaking sports news is what I live for, so naturally last week was a ton of fun on the air.
Think about the week for a minute.
On Monday, the Mets introduced Francisco Lindor. The big-ticket trade acquisition stole the show with his infectious energy and smile, and he will be a delight to watch at Citi Field all summer.
Wednesday, the NBA world was rocked when the Brooklyn Nets mortgaged a whole lot of their future to acquire star guard James Harden from the Houston Rockets.
The Nets have put all of their chips in the middle of the table, and are all in with a Big Three of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving, whenever he decides that he's ready to show up and play basketball.
Will the Nets be able to defend and rebound at a high enough level to win big in the postseason? I don’t know, but their season just became a lot more intriguing.
The craziness didn't stop there.
Thursday, the Jets hired Robert Saleh to be their next head coach, a move that was universally celebrated by fans.
Saleh's passion and energy on the sidelines as defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers will be a welcome addition to a franchise that needs a much-needed jolt of life and energy.
It's a rarity to get most Jets fans on the same page, but the Saleh hire did exactly that.
Finally, Yankee fans wondering when their team was going to act this winter were able to breath a huge sigh of relief on Friday.
The Yankees did what they needed to do, and re-signed batting champion DJ LeMahieu to make sure that the best player on the team over the last two years will spend the rest of his career in pinstripes.
In addition, the Yankees bolstered their pitching staff by signing former Cy Young winner Corey Kluber to a one-year contract with the hopes that he can stay healthy and recapture his former top-notch form.
Is your head still spinning from all this crazy New York sports news? It's okay, mine is too.
The events of the week of January 10 will be the backdrop for the sports year ahead. Fasten your seatbelts.