The Fear of Change

By Shawn Sailer

Co-Sports Editor

Change can be a good thing and a bad thing. Personally, I do not like change.

When something changes, that makes people adjust and adapt. There is the cliché of “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” and I totally agree with that.

However, people have differing opinions sometimes if something is “broken” or not.

There are changes we can control and other times they are out of our control. Sometimes change is a decision we make and sometimes it is not.

With change, you don’t know what to expect. You hope for the best for yourself and everyone involved in the change, but sometimes it doesn’t work out like you thought it might.

Sometimes it does, and change is good for all the parties involved.

With change, oftentimes any situation seems better than the situation you are currently in. There is however, the unknown. The “unknown” is a scary thing. What if you regret your decision because your new situation is worse than what your bad previous one was.

In sports, change happens often, leagues are always trying to make their sport better. However, they go overboard and make changes that are too drastic.

Recently, Major League Baseball made some changes. This comes on the heels of a great 2016 season that was capped with a fantastic World Series.

I am a huge baseball fan but people consider baseball to be too long and boring. One change made this season to speed up the game was to make it so that an intentional walk can be called from the dugout and the pitcher does not have to throw the four pitches.

Major League Baseball has been played since 1869 so, in my opinion, there is no need for change now.

People who think that the game is too long don’t appreciate the game. There is a lot of strategy that goes into it. All sports take strategy and there have been changes made but I don’t think this is a change that needs to be made.

I expect baseball to stay a certain way. I like knowing what is happening in advance and I like doing things the way I know how to do them.

But like I said before, some people like change. These people like the surprise of the unknown.

Not everything is going to be perfect all of the time. Although we’d like to, we can’t control how everything will work out. To me, change is scary.

I enjoy consistency and believe that if there isn’t a big issue, nothing needs to be fixed.

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