Mound Visits, 3/27/17

Paul “Bear” Bryant was obviously a great coach. He knew how to break down his ability to lead in simple way: “I’m just a plow hand…but I’ve learned how to hold a team together; how to lift some men up, how to calm others down, until…they’ve got one heartbeat.” Another “Paul” was a great leader, […]

Mound Visits, 3/25/17

Baseball is an unusual game. A manager or coach can actually run out on the field after a questionable call, argue and not receive any type of penalty and not get kicked out of a game (well, sometimes they do get tossed). In baseball, it’s become a part of the game and it’s expected. As […]

Mound Visits, 3/24/17

Change is hard, but it can be good. We all know that Babe Ruth started his career as a pitcher. His first six seasons he was an ace lefty. In a four year stretch, he won more games (78) than any other lefty. He even holds the record for the longest complete game win in […]

Mound Visits, 3/23/17

Inky Johnson is a former Tennessee Vol football player. A horrible injury on the field left him partially paralyzed. Now, God is using him in a different way. Inky is now a powerful and effective speaker. He recently said, “The world is not changed by your opinion. The world is changed by your example.” This […]

Mound Visits, 3/22/17

It’s easy to put our faith on the “back burner” if we are competing on the field, engaged in a political campaign or involved in some other endeavor we are passionate about. The truth of the matter is this: if we are followers of Christ, we should represent Him and be His ambassador in every […]

Mound Visits, 3/21/17

Pitcher, Brian Reed, finally made his high school team as a senior (he was cut his junior year). He attended Kentucky the following year and decided to try out for our team. We had a good staff, but lacked depth. The skinny right-hander didn’t throw very hard, but made the team as a walk-on…barely. That […]

Mound Visits, 3/20/17

Former LSU and MLB righthander, Ben McDonald, recently said, “Adversity will only visit the strong but will stay forever with the weak.” When God delivered King David from his enemies, he said, “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, […]

Mound Visits, 3/19/17

Had a blast speaking to the Birmingham-Southern College Baseball team last night. Coach Jan Weisberg played for me at Kentucky and was on my coaching staff for 11 years. The older I get, the more I appreciate positive relationships that have endured through life’s challenges. Building relationships and nurturing friendships are gifts from God. Even […]

Mound Visits, 3/18/17

Recently, there was a positive story that spread like wildfire on social media. It was about small white boy who wanted to have his hair cut very short so that his teacher could not tell him apart from his best friend, a little African-American boy. There was a video attached to this story showing the […]

Mound Visits, 3/17/17

Yesterday afternoon I had just returned home after a busy day when someone pulled up behind me in my driveway. As this man walked near me with a smile, I realized it was a former player who I had not seen in well over 20 years! It was so much fun to talk and reminisce. […]