Our Dumbest Decisions

Most of us don’t like to be told the truth. We want to go on believing we’re doing a good job on the field, never truly craving the truth that can either reinforce what we’re doing well or reverse what we’re not doing well. But the truth, even...

Pitch Recognition and Plate Discipline

There are two skills in baseball that, if not learned early in life, are both valuable and difficult to learn later. I’m talking about pitch recognition and plate discipline. Pitch recognition, the ability to see the ball out of the pitchers hand and decide at...

Recruiters

Recruiters are all the same. They have to be. It’s their job. Whether it’s recruiting for a regional travel team or a college, the recruiter has one job: sell you on his program. “It’s going to be great. You’ll love everything about it...

How to be a Flash in the Pan

Don’t get too excited about youth league legends. You know them well. The kid who is a behemoth at age 10-12. He throws harder, hits farther, and runs faster than everyone else. His dad is the one everyone looks at with respect and envy. He sets records no one...