30-6… A Reflection

**For the 5 of you who read these blog posts, you should know how they usually go. Ordinarily, the blog post is either my opinion on some aspect of sports/competition or a simple reflection piece of that day/week. I thoroughly enjoy writing the latter because it helps me pull my thoughts together; and, to be honest, I usually write them …

“You’re not Jose Bautista”

As a player, I had a difficult time listening to anyone about anything because I was “good.” I had a D1 scholarship, I set some meaningless records, and my teams rarely lost. But, I wasn’t “good.” And unfortunately, I never learned how to learn and I failed too late to succeed. In my coaching and professional life, I’m trying to …

Reflections

This past weekend, I was able to play the assistant coach role at a 14u tournament. Having the ability to simply watch a game and not be an active participant is beneficial on many levels. It afforded me the ability to objectively view the game and assess various points of potential growth. It also enabled me to effectively analyze our …

Long Term Process vs Short Term Gains

This weekend, I spent 14 hours at baseball fields and spent the rest of my waking hours going through old hitting videos. It made me reflect on my past as a player and now coach and on my daily interaction with family, friends, parents, and student-athletes. I find myself regularly discussing a variety of topics – sports, politics, economics, education, …