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Jose Altuve fell down after a hard swing, but we can all learn from his example

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Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is decidedly not afraid of failure. In the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game against the A's, he saw a pitch he liked and didn't hold anything back in his pursuit to crush it.

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Yes, Altuve missed the pitch spectacularly and ended up on the ground from the aftershock of his swing. Even though he struck out later in the at-bat, Altuve didn't let it get to him as he turned it right around with a nifty flip to start a double play.

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Altuve's go-for-broke whiff followed by a solid defensive play serves as a reminder that failure is but the first step on the road to success.

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