Friends, distanced.

       In this age of Coronavirus, it might be difficult to maintain friendships – or any relationship that matters. On the one hand, we are to keep our distance, wear a mask, wash our hands repeatedly. We may be limited in the number of occasions where we can interact with friends. On the other hand, …

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It’s Like Flossing

     Raise your hand if you ever had someone tell you the importance of flossing your teeth. A teacher, your parents, grandparents, certainly a dentist have all stressed the importance of flossing your teeth. It has to be consistent; daily, is what everyone says. After eating popcorn it’s pretty obvious that flossing is important. Those …

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Control: Attitude, Effort

I’ve written about controlling attitude and effort before and it’s something I speak about often. There are really two things we can control: our attitude and our effort. Applied to baseball, that could mean that we control how we show up to the game. We can make sure that we are fully present to our …

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Normal is as normal does

Monday morning. 9:30 am. I was still in bed. I wasn’t sick, at least not physically. It wasn’t a Saturday. It wasn’t vacation. Just a normal day in the midst of a global pandemic. I had nowhere I needed to be. No appointment I needed to make. No reason, really, to get up, shower, shave, …

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Opening Day…not

This was supposed to be Opening Day across the country, throughout Major League Baseball. It didn’t happen. A very dangerous virus interrupted play. Lots of people were sad, angry, disappointed and maybe a bit confused. If it’s not Opening Day, then what is it? And what do we do now? There were wonderful replays of …

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In the movie, “Bull Durham,” Annie says to Nuke Laloosh (is that a great baseball name, or what?) to breathe through his eyelids while he’s on the mound. She also wants him to wear a garter belt under his uniform. She was concerned that he was overthinking, trying too hard, and the thoughts rambling through …

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