Baseball Is a Simple Game

Baseball is simple, really. The point of offense is to avoid making outs. The point of defense is to get outs. If a team is proficient at both of those will make winning a difficult endeavor for its opponents. A team that understands those simple concepts finds itself...

Wandering

You can’t play by your own rules and still play on the team. You can’t be on your own page and still be trusted by the administration to lead the program. You can’t do whatever you want and still be given advancing responsibility. That really goes without saying, but...

Shortcuts

There’s no shortcut to scoring runs. Guys have to touch every base. If you don’t get guys on, you can’t score. If they miss a base on the way around, they’re out. It’s pretty simple. There’s no way around it. We accept this in a baseball game, but not always in life....

The Cost of Anger

Baseball players and managers are notorious for their tempers. It’s always somewhat entertaining to watch the old videos of players taking out frustrations on dugout coolers, phones, and bat racks. Likewise, manager/umpire arguments throughout history have created...

Don’t Rely on Your Arm

The first groundball I remember fielding in college was routine. I was a freshman playing shortstop. Three-hopper my way, right at me. Field. Throw. Huh? How in the world did he beat that out? Proverbs 19:16 sheds some light on it–“He who keeps the...

Ballpark Food

I think the best ballpark food I’ve eaten was in Baltimore. Between Boog’s BBQ in right field, the cinnamon pretzels in the concourse, and the loaded Italian sausages all over, Camden Yards is not just a great place to watch a game. It’s a great...