I read this in a New York Times opinion piece on Alex Rodriguez: Joe Torre said, “the really good hitter has to ‘concern himself with getting the job done, instead of how it looks. … There’s a certain free-fall you have to go through when you commit yourself without a guarantee that it’s always gong to be good. … Allow yourself to be embarrassed. Allow yourself to be vulnerable.'” If it hadn’t been about baseball, I would have sworn it was about writing.