Steve Carlton Signed Baseball Contest: Underrated.

by Brandon Steiner December 05, 2012 0 Comments

Some things that are underrated:

  • Kissing
  • Every time you see your kids walk in the room
  • Homemade french fries - not frozen - cooked perfectly
  • Someone holding the door open for you
  • Coming home and finding your favorite meal cooked for you
  • A complete stranger doing something for you even though you’ll likely never see them again
  • Taking a few hours and doing absolutely nothing but thinking and relaxing
  • Going to a really good movie that takes you to another place for 2 - 2.5 hours
  • Going to the doctor for a check-up and finding nothing wrong; you’re in great health
  • Your kids telling you that something you had told them really stuck and helped them through a situation
  • The rain
  • A well-played little league game in which your kids had fun and the score didn’t matter that much
  • Going to see and spend time with your distant family when it’s not a major holiday
  • Getting a new gadget
  • Really good pizza. I mean pizza where you can’t wait to eat the second slice because the first is so good, the crust, sauce and cheese are all the best you remember having
  • Going to a game you’re really excited about and the game being neck-and-neck and going down to the wire
  • Hard work
  • Kids between the ages 9-11
  • Sitting in the bleachers with people who care about nothing more than the game in front of them
  • Arguing with one of those people - a complete stranger - about pitching
  • When your employee actually does exactly what you asked them to do and then says, “What Else?”
  • When a waiter listened to your special request and then brought you exactly what you asked for (eg: dressing on the side, steak cooked well-done, etc)
  • Staying home from school or work, chaneling Ferris Bueller, and acting completely foolish for a day
  • Going to the library (do kids even know what these are?)
  • Being able to use a pay phone on the street for just 25 cents
  • A parking meter that is easy - that you can just put a few quarters in and it covers you for a decent amount of time
  • A restaurant where you can just pull up and park and not need a valet or ten trips around the lot
  • Great, hot fresh bread when you sit down at the table
  • Buying a soft drink in a movie theater and it coming in a cup that’s a normal size, at a reasonable price
  • Positive thinking
What do you think is underrated? Leave your pick below; one person wiwin a Steve Carlton-signed baseball inscribed by the great southpaw with “Happy Holidays!”

Brandon Steiner
Brandon Steiner


Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.

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