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How would you like it if your employer stood over your shoulder and critiqued everything you did the second you did it?   Would you learn how to do your job if they sat there and gave you step by step directions all day every day?   I would venture to guess that you wouldn’t like that and that wouldn’t be optimal conditions to learn/work in right?   Then why do it to our players

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In case you have been living under a rock, Vanderbilt recently won the College World Series!    The series against Michigan was full of big moments and spectacular plays, however, something very powerful happened after the championship was won and spot light was turned off…   Now some of you may be thinking…what’s the big deal? It’s only picking up trash. And that’s fair…he is only picking up trash.   But please consider this thought…how

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Baseball is a very, very hard game…but it’s still a game!    The only way to survive a sport where going 3 for 10 is considered successful is to have fun failing! Yes, you read that right.   How do we accomplish those two things (fun and failing) at the same time?   Simple (in theory, but really tough to execute). It’s all about how we frame “failure”. Here’s a couple examples of what I

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Heart Surgery   Did you know that the way that heart surgeons train to become heart surgeons is to only perform live operations? They don’t go to school to learn about the body, the heart, and surgery techniques. They don’t practice “simple”, smaller skills that are used during their surgeries. They don’t spend years upon years of their career learning about their craft before doing anything “live”.   Hmm now that doesn’t sound completely right

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What To Pay Attention To   So I’ve become a big podcast/audiobook guy…I have a long commute to work and that’s how I pass the time.    As I hit play on a new podcast recommended to me by a friend, I am floored by the opening line…   “I believe you only pay attention to those problems you can solve. If you’re not actively working to solve the problem, then all you’re doing is

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Opening Day Mentality   Why is Opening Day such a fun day?    A massive reason is because we don’t have a record or stats weighing us down.   We aren’t thinking that we need to go at least 2 for 4 to get our batting average back up over .400.   We aren’t worried about the game we lost yesterday and being the #6 seed today.   Opening Day is exciting. It’s fun. It’s

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Real Sacrifice   Does everyone know why we’re all off school and work today?   I’m willing to bet most knew it was Memorial Day, but also willing to bet that most don’t totally understand what we’re celebrating…   Today is meant to honor and remember those who died in the military while serving their country.   So essentially it’s people who sacrificed their lives so we can live ours.   Wow.   If that

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The Dreaded Launch Angle Swing   If you are into baseball at all, you’ve probably heard the term “launch angle” more and more over the past year or two.   Despite the popularity of the term, it seems to be one of the most misunderstood concepts in the game today.   Launch Angle, by definition, represents the vertical angle at which the ball leaves a player’s bat after being struck.   Now that sounds a

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Whether it’s a conference championship, a rivalry game, or a college coach has come out to watch you…we’ve all played in big games!   (And will ALWAYS be playing in a “bigger” game than the one you’re currently worrying about!)   But here’s the “big game” mistake most players make. It’s NOT about making a Sports Center Top 10 play or going 4-4 with 7 RBIs…   It’s about WANTING the baseball, making the plays

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You know those days where your body feels great, your swing is locked and loaded, and your arm feels like a bazooka? That’s called having your “A” game.    You feel great physically and mentally. You’re ready for any pitcher and any challenge that comes your way! You’re going to succeed. Period.   But how often do we have our “A” game? It certainly depends on player, but no one steps on the field always

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