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

Astros second baseman José 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.

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.

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.