A Culture of Honesty

“You’re wrong.” Those are words that no one likes to hear, really. You’re wrong in your approach to that pitch, wrong in how you’re trying to field that ball, wrong in how you’re coaching your team, wrong for playing dirty, wrong...

Developing Great Instincts

There are a few things I still do instinctively on a baseball field. I get into ready position. I spit. I move to back up the play. I call the ball in the air. It’s odd, really, what sticks with you. While guys whose playing days are over might not be able to...

Tell Me the Truth, Friend

“It’s time to give it up and focus on baseball.” That was the gist of what my dad told me as I entered high school. “It” was basketball, a game in my home state of Kentucky that creates legends. Give it up? I was already a legend (in my...

Diamond Devotion–May 6

Every baseball coach has a list of things he hates. Here are a few of mine: 1. Laziness. There is nothing a player can do to get under my skin more than being lazy. Whether a player has skill or not, every player can work hard and do things right. There is no excuse...