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Passion Has a Funny Way of Trumping Logic

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“This is a completely different kind of test, one where passion has a funny way of trumping logic.”

This quote comes from the 2013 Alabama University motivational softball video. This quote is part of why the game of softball is so exciting and competitive. You never know who’s going to win. You can have a good idea of who might come out on top based on season records and other stats, but you never know who’s going to show up that day and dominate.

Elite levels of softball and all sports have players with high competitive drives. At the top level, winning is extremely important to everyone involved. This quote is another example of coaches claiming that hunger to compete and passion are much more important than talent. Talent will help you win a lot of games, but passion will win you championships.

Sue Enquist (former UCLA Head Softball Coach) also agrees with this when she said, “What I love about the game is that the game doesn’t know who is supposed to win.” The game is so dependent on everyone involved that there has to be a team full of players who want to win just as bad as the person standing next to them. Softball is not a game won or lost by 1 or 2 players. Success in softball ultimately comes down to how hard you’re working to make your team and yourself the best.


“Alabama Softball Motivational Video,” Youtube, uploaded by Grace Lloyd, 13 FEB. 2013,

“Sue Enquist Quotes.” AZ Quotes,