Remember the Game “Pickle” as a Young Baseball Player? Here’s a Great Story About the Game Which Helped All of Us Learn Run-Downs!

Who remembers the game “Pickle?” A group of boys, one day, decided to play a game of pickle down at the local baseball field.  With four boys, they decided that 2 players would be the fielders/catchers/guys standing at each base, and that the other 2 boys would be the runners, who were actually “in the…

Relationships: Build Bridges…Not Fences…Relationship Building

There once were 2 brothers who lived side by side.  They had lived as neighbors for nearly 25, when finally, they had their first big disagreement.   Both were working men with nice big families, and they both took great care of their homes and yards, and surrounding.  Their families would often have dinner at each…

Abner Doubleday Story…Sometimes, what no one knows about you is far more important than what everyone knows about you! From War to Baseball

Sometimes, what no one knows about you is far more important than what everyone knows about you! Let’s take Abner Doubleday for example:Most of us know that he was the inventor of the game of baseball? But did you know? *In all of his literary works, which number well into the hundreds or even thousands,…

A Story of Baseball and Cancer…The Day That Baseball Took All the Pain Away…An Inspirational and Motivating Baseball Story

Today, my best player and I sat in the car for a long time together.  He also happens to be one of my favorite people in the whole wide world. We had just left the doctor’s office, where we had been told that they needed to stop all treatments on him, because his body was…

What Makes a Good Coach?  Qualities of a Good Coach…Is it you?

  Are you a good coach?  This BLOG should definitely start to help you find out. 1st of all, let’s just get this right out there in the open.  If you are not a good coach…It is OK.  No one ever said that coaching was easy, and it certainly isn’t for everyone. One of the…

I Want to be a Smart Phone…

As a teacher, I get my heart broken from time to time on Free-Write Fridays.  On those days, the students are allowed to write about anything that they would like.  They can write happy or sad, funny or mad.  They can write literally, whatever they want.  And because it is free-write Friday, they do not…

Are You Doing Your Part?

There once was a boy who needed help.  He needed help from his parents, his teachers, his coaches, and he needed help from God.  He was in a very bad place in his life, and he simply did not know how to let others know that he was hurting.  Every day he thought and thought…