Cubs Fans

They were awful, the Cubs teams I remember ask a kid. Despite the occasional decent season, they always seemed to either be at the bottom of the division or find a way to lose when they were at the top. It was amazing. More amazing was the capacity crowd that showed...

God Holds Leaders Accountable

All he really wanted to do was teach the game. He was good at it. He knew the mechanics and could help his players understand it like never before. As they began to improve, he assumed he was doing all the right things. Games were won, statistics were accumulated. One...

Where We Find Our Fun

They each had equal talent and equal opportunity. Their careers, however, went vastly different directions. One found his “fun” in following the crowd and his natural inclinations. The other decided his “fun” would be in walking a path of...

Guys You Can Count On

“I can’t count on the guys I can’t count on.” He said the same thing during every preseason speech to his team. With curious looks, they wondered what he meant. To their confusion, he explained, “If you’re a guy who proves you...

Calm Down

His mentors all told him the same thing. Calm down. He knew it. From his earliest years, he could not control his emotions and the resulting words that flowed from his mouth. Yet, in order to have sustained success, even to simply keep his position with the team, he...

There Goes the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

He entered the field to thunderous applause. As Major League Baseball recognized the all-century team from the 1900s, Ted Williams was the grand finale. “The greatest hitter that ever lived.” Aged, unable to walk more than a few steps, and long past his...