Mound Visits, 3/4/21

It’s easy for fans to say about a team, “they’re losers. They will never be any good.” With social media it’s easy for people to “be the expert” without the knowledge, skills and training. But coaches and players have goals, dreams and opportunities to let go of failures and begin each day and to play […]

Mound Visits, 3/3/21

“For we live by faith, not by sight.”(2 Corinthians 5:7) Paul wrote these words over two thousand years ago. If he had lived by sight, we would most likely never heard of him. But because of his great faith, his teachings are talked about in churches all over the world, great cathedrals are named for […]

Mound Visits, 2/27/21

When you play or coach baseball for many years, you have an opportunity to hear our National Anthem thousands of times. When I was a minor league player, I would hear it about 140 times each year. The two years I played in Canada I heard two National Anthems before each game. As a college […]

Mound Visits, 2/26/21

Many times I’ve talked about the power of believing in people who play for you or work for you…also people in your family. It is one of the most underused tools in every leaders tool box. I am blessed. I can rattle off names of teachers, coaches and administrators who believed in me. I’m sure […]

Mound Visits, 2/25/21

Recently, it seems that most things I write or teach is like looking in a mirror. And, while looking in the mirror, I’m saying to myself “this is for those you are encouraging, but it’s also for you…especially for you!” John MacArthur has said, “Grace does not grant us permission to live in the flesh; […]

Mound Visits, 2/24/21

Life’s journey can be challenging at different times in various ways. It’s critical to remember that we’re never alone. You have a compassionate Father who is with you every step of the way…even in death. So, the only surrender should be to His will. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races […]

Mound Visits, 2/23/21

Which is more pleasing to God, hard work or heart work? “To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.”Proverbs 21:3 ““Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in […]

Mound Visits, 2/18/21

As long as we fail to accept responsibility and blame others for our lack of success, we never truly grow and mature. Taking personal responsibility is a giant step toward maturity and success.”On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable.”   ― Joe Dumars“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens […]

Mound Visits, 2/17/21

“One secret of success in life is for man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”(Benjamin Disraeli) The more we serve others, the more opportunities we will see before us. Prepare and serve, then you will experience success when opportunities present themselves. “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But […]

Mound Visits, 2/15/21

How can I show the full extent of my love? Candy is good. Flowers may be even better. If you are one of those cool guys on the commercials you can give your wife a Lexus or Mercedes with a gigantic ribbon. But Jesus taught us how to show the full extent of our love…We […]