Every morning, like a good baseball writer, my morning routine is very similar: wake up, boot up the computer while yawning and staring blankly into the distance, go to the bathroom, brew some coffee, and hop onto Twitter. I sometimes feel bad about this, like my life has been sucked into a social media wormhole from which there is no escape, but then my outlook on life gets brightened by reading the morning Tweet from the Dalai Lama. No matter how gloomy the day, the Dalai Lama always shares an inspiring thought on humanity and life, solving my existential angst for one more day and making me feel content in the wonderful powers of social media to better shape the world.*
* At least, until I get bombarded with a Buzz Bissinger morning crapfest.
This morning was especially rough, as I woke up to more snow falling outside, and so I found the uplifting words from the Dalai Lama even more inspiring:
Oh wait....sorry, that tweet was actually from pitching prospect Chris Archer. Seeing as he also has a tendency to tweet inspiring messages in the morning, I sometimes confuse him and the Dalai Lama before I've had my coffee.
And this brings us to our newest DRaysBay feature: Archer Or Lama, the game show in which you have to decide if a particular quote was tweeted by the Dalai Lama or Chris Archer. Here are our first two entries:
Positive thoughts are manifested. So are negative ones. Stay positive.
We can't be useful to ourselves unless we're useful to others.
While both quotes are great bits of advice, only one of these was tweeted by Archer. Which one is from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and which one did Chris Archer tweet a few days before pitchers and catchers reported? Guess away!