Dealing with Selfish People

“Unbelievable.” That was my thought when I heard the story. “How could you treat someone like that?,” I wondered aloud. But the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. He wasn’t one of “their guys.” He didn’t...

Overcoming Entitlement and Anger

He was always angry. It burned inside of him. Although he seemed to enjoy it, the rage tormented him. He played angry, coached, angry, parented angry. And he felt like everyone owed him something. No one wanted to be around him.  Deep down, he wanted something to...

Telling Baseball Stories

Sometimes, the stories I tell about things that happened in my playing or coaching career aren’t exactly true. They’re mostly true, but not exactly true. After all, what’s a baseball story without a little embellishment? Of course, the telling of an...

Separating from the Pack

Every player is looking for a way to separate himself from the pack. Some can do that by their performance on the field. Not all can, however. Is there a biblical way to distinguish yourself as a player, as a coach, and to help others do the same? You and I will all...

Where Are You Leading the People Who Are Following You?

There are people following you. You are leading them somewhere. You’ve probably heard those words before. You’ve probably denied that they are true, even though you know otherwise. Whether we like it or not, whether we want it or not, there are people following us and...

In Baseball We Trust?

It was only when he got a team full of better players that he felt like a success. And he enjoyed the attention and accolades that came with it. The team he coached over the past two years consisted of sub-par players with little experience. Now, he had put together a...