“Don’t Make the Wrong Decision”

I walked into Pleasure Ridge Park High School for the first time in the summer of 1992. Selecting a high school, I knew even at that time, was a monumental and potentially life-altering decision. I had played for only one coach for as long as I could remember–my...

The Older I Get, The Better I Was

Isn’t it interesting how baseball guys tend to misremember the facts of their careers? The same old stories get better and better with every retelling. “The older I get, the better I was.” In most cases, it’s for effect and is entirely innocent. However,...

My Son

The next time you go to the ballpark, pay attention to the relationship dads have with their sons. Some dads will be coaching their sons. Some dads will be in the stands cheering (or not) for their sons. Some dads won’t be there (and not just because they had to...

Podcast: Baseball Playbook

In his Baseball Playbook, Coach Ron Polk covers it all, from bunt coverages to field maintenance. He wanted his players prepared for everything the game would offer. In a far more important way, the Bible addresses all we need to be prepared for life on and off the...

Anyone Can Do It

He tried to make it as simple as possible. If you work hard at the game, it will reward you. If you do what I ask you to do, I will reward you. He didn’t ask his players to have more pure talent. He didn’t ask them to do what he knew they could not...

Mismatched Uniforms

White at home. Gray on the road. You don’t mix them. You’ll never see a Big League team wear the white home jersey with the gray road pants, or vice versa. They just don’t go together. Proverbs 26:1–“Like snow in summer and like rain in...