An Open Letter to the 2 Ladies Who Talked About My Team Beside Me

Good day, ladies!
You may not remember me but don’t worry, I can only remember one of you as well. I was the one who sat beside your table at Krispy Kreme in Ayala. I might have been an unfamiliar face to you ladies since you might be new to your respective teams.
I apologize as I did not mean to eavesdrop but your voices were just so loud that I couldn’t help but overhear your conversation.

One of you said that my team was so serious in their warm-ups. That we take all our games “too seriously”.
I will take that as a compliment. Because you see, as an alumnus who helps in their training, I tell them to never let their guards down. I entered an underdog team 5 years ago so I am quite familiar what an underdog team can do. Aside from that, we respect the opposing team’s capability and do not underestimate them which is why we will always take it seriously. We respect ourselves as well as our opponents.

You were bragging of how our team cried after the last game.
Thank you for seeing our hearts. You see, we play as a team. We are not individualistic people once we enter the field. The tears you saw at that moment were tears from players who were scared that they might have not done enough for the team. You may think of it as pathetic and I respect your opinion. You might not be familiar of the feeling, and that’s okay. I hope you will find that niche in your athlete life someday. I tell you, it is one of the best bonds in the world.

You guys were probably new. I hope you will love your respective teams as much as I came to love mine 5 years ago. It might be a once-in-a-year kind of event but the bond you have with your team will hopefully persevere.