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...

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...

Love Them Enough to Tell Them the Truth

He entered coaching with one goal: to impact the lives of young men through the game of baseball. Over the years, he noticed something. Of all the things guys seemed to benefit from most, what they seemed to cringe about at first, what they seemed to crave later, what...

A Good Reminder

He had been teaching them some new skills, pushing them beyond where they had gone before. They were capable, but they had just never thought of doing it this way. Now, they seemed hungry for more instruction. Slowly and surely, they had seen themselves improve, had...

Thinking You’re Something or Being Something

He was something. Or at least he and others thought he was. He looked the part, talked the part, convinced everyone that he knew what he was talking about. Upon closer inspection, he hadn’t really done anything in the game, didn’t have anyone who cared to...