Getting out of Your Own Way

He was a baseball scout’s dream. Tall, lean, and with a highly-projectable arm on the mound. Throwing velocity with ease, he also mixed in two offspeed pitches that could be devastating. But from the first time I met him, something seemed just off. From the first time...

Who Showed You How To Play and Live?

Who showed you how to play? Who showed you how to live? My dad showed me both. He loved the game. He loved Jesus. He was serious about both. Still is. We talked about the game. We talked about Jesus. We talked about how to play. We talked about how to live. He taught...

Baseball Lingo

Baseball has a lingo, a vernacular that only those closely associated with the game will understand. Most of the time, it’s repeated incessantly and seemingly for no reason. Here are a few phrases you might hear from the dugout (and what they mean). “Hey...

The Limits of Our Character

What’s the limit of your character? Have you found it yet? That point at which you begin to change for the worst in order to achieve the things you desire. That point at which your success or failure begins to bring out things in you that are better left hidden....

Why We Need To Practice Every Day

“You know what’s expected of you. Do the right thing, no matter what everyone else is doing.” My son and I have had that conversation over and over. We have it–and will keep having it–because human nature simply doesn’t tend toward...