It’s that time of year again. No, it isn’t October yet. It’s time for the College World Series. This is an item on my “bucket list.” I wish I had been able to attend when it was held in the old ballpark, but it’s still on my list. The final eight teams are all there [...]

By | 2018-06-14T20:38:39+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Loving Your Work

I am often asked what I love about what I do. Many have heard me say that I have never had a bad day at work. That may be a slight exaggeration, but very slight. It has never seemed like work to me. Even days when I fail are not bad days. So, what do [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:31+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

What About Playing Baseball?

I loved playing baseball. I was a collegiate player and was offered an opportunity to play professionally. However, pro basketball intervened. Even so, a couple of innings on TV and I am falling asleep. Way too much time between the action. I am sure someone has this stat as stat-crazy as baseball has become. Here [...]

By | 2017-07-25T13:28:29+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Yes, It’s Time For Baseball Spring Training!

I know it is spring here in Arizona because the myriad of ballparks are filled with the sounds of hardwood contacting horsehide. Yes, Spring Training for Major League Baseball is underway. And, of course, this past week the temperatures were in the 55 to 85 degree range. Winter in the desert. Back in the day, [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:35+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

The Beginning And The End: Basketball to Baseball

It is the time of year when the sports fan is caught between two very different emotional events. This is common with the changing of the seasons, but I think it is most pronounced now. This weekend the NBA began the process of completing their grinding season so that the “World Champion” is decided. At [...]

By | 2015-04-21T05:17:02+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Bonus Babies Then and Now

In the 1950’s there was something happening in Major League Baseball that the press called, “Bonus Babies.” Athletes of special ability were given large sums of money to sign with a particular organization. A player named Marty Keough actually signed with the Boston Red Sox for $100,000. I know, “beer” money today. I know this [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:40+00:00 March 29th, 2015|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Where Did You Go Satchel Paige?

Today, the black athlete is barely visible in the world of Major League Baseball. Very few young (or old) black baseball players could even tell you who Satchel Paige is. Even the legendary Jackie Robinson isn’t appreciated for what he did. He paved the way for black athletes in ALL SPORTS. Black athletes dominate the [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:46+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Coach's Blog|0 Comments