A Loftier Goal than Getting Drafted

“I will bleed to make it happen,” said the young player about the Major League Baseball draft. “I’m going to be drafted.” I believed him because I knew him, I knew his work ethic, I knew his drive, I knew his hunger. It’s amazing...

For Those Who Will Do Anything To Win…

What will you do to win? What will you do to reach the goals you’ve set? Some read those questions and immediately think, “I’ll do anything. I’ll work as hard as I need to.” But that’s not what I’m talking about. Those...

Neighborhood Shortcuts

We all hated “neighborhoods.” But for pitcher conditioning in my high school program, neighborhoods were foundational. We started in the school parking lot, ran the winding road past the apartments, turned down the next street, tried to keep up, finally...

Do Well in What Matters

One day, you’ll have a few memories, a couple of scrapbooks, a few hundred pictures on Facebook, an old jersey hanging in the closet. That’s it. Or, maybe not. It doesn’t have to be it. Not if you do well in what matters. Not if you take the time to...

Diamond Devotion–May 20

“Do as I say, not as I do.” That’s a load of garbage, as you know. Yet, how many coaches and parents are operating according to that principle right now? Be on time, but don’t expect me to be. Keep your mouth shut while I run mine. Work hard...