Three Strikes, Who’s Out?

spring training“People ask me what I do in the winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” —Rogers Hornsby

If you are a baseball fanatic, you might be able to identify with Hornsby, an American baseball player, coach, and manager back in the early to mid 1990s. You are also probably ecstatic that Spring Training has officially begun and you can finally see your teams back on the field. Spring Training will last until March 31, which is MLB Opening Day. Most leagues, including both major and minor, will have their respective opening days in the beginning of April. Opening Day is a symbol of “rebirth” for the baseball community. It’s a time to forget about the blunders of the previous season and fire up for what is to come ahead.

If you aren’t a follower of baseball and you feel like this topic came out of left field, you might not have thought about the implication this has on your own life. As notably regarded as “America’s Favorite Pastime” in educational textbooks and television shows, baseball brings together all walks of life to stadiums and ballparks. We all know the sayings “knock it out of the park” and “three strikes you’re out!” and we use them whether or not we are fans of the bat-and-ball sport. At SelectQuote we want to ask you, what do you consider a “strike” to be?

Something that might come to mind when you think of this phrase is how you give your daughter three chances (or strikes) to behave before you give her a time out. Another way you might use the three strikes rule is if you’re a boss at a company and you give your employee three warnings before you terminate them from their position.

In the game of life, you should consider each day you go without life insurance as a strike for you and your team, your family. You never know when you’re going to get injured in the game or taken out of it by surprise. You want to ensure that your loved ones still have the opportunity to hit home runs in life even when you’re gone. Life insurance gives the opportunity for you to provide funds for your family so they can achieve their dreams and be prepared for any curve balls that are thrown their way. When you’re ready to move from the bullpen to the field, throw your first pitch to America’s #1 Independent Term Life Sales Agency, SelectQuote.

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