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that’s the way the ball bounces

Meaning 1
how the ball reacts to a surface or racquet
Sentence 1
That's the way the ball bounces in Aspen, Colorado. The altitude is 8500 feet.
Meaning 2
the way things happen
Sentence 2
He was fired. That's too bad, but that's the way the ball bounces in a recession.