Winning is the Best Revenge

Over the weekend, the Mets, and Ruben Tejada's leg, got the short end of a controversial play.  At best, the play was against the rules and both the runner and the batter should have been called out.  At worst, it was a dirty play intended to knock over another player at any cost.

Lots of fans on Twitter are calling for bean balls in tonight's game, but the Mets know that would only take Matt Harvey out of the game and send it to the Mets bullpen early--a recipe for disaster.  

No, winning this series in four--taking care of things at home--is really the only revenge.  Going all the way and winning the World Series and getting Ruben Tejada a World Series ring should be the goal the team rallies around.

There's always room to be the better person, not just in sports, but in business and in life.  I'm super disappointed when I hear about Uber's tactics to flood Lyft's network with cancelled calls and the possibility that Lyft's CTO was involved in a hacking incident.  Directing your efforts at bringing down others just brings you down.  It not only distracts you from doing your best, but it creates a culture of negativity.  No one wants to play on a team that does anything other than strives to be the best they can be.  

In the startup world, it's even more true, because a lot of the time you're not even really competing against the other person.  Combined, the two of you have like .00001% market penetration, and so your enemy isn't the other guy--it's apathy and lack of awareness.  The last thing you really want people to hear about your company as a first impression is something negative and underhanded.  It's not what you want top talent considering your job offer to hear either. 

Retaliating is easy.

Winning is hard. 

Just win.