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Impossible Weather

You can be sure that snow-weary New Englanders do not want to hear that others have had it worse. But it’s true. Roald Amundsen not only endured harsher conditions, he pursued them. Amundsen, a Norwegian explorer, became the first person to lead a successful journey to the South Pole. In doing so, he showed us […]

Impossible Journey

Bill James became one of the top 100 most influential people in the world through his analysis of baseball statistics. You can do what he did: Find something you love and learn more than anyone else in the world about it.

What Baseball’s Trade Deadline Means to You

Frank Lane, a long-ago baseball exec who loved to make trades, is said to have even swapped a player for a box of cigars. “But,” Lane was careful to point out, “They were very good cigars.” Lane comes to mind because the end of July marks baseball’s annual trading deadline. Teams make last-minute deals to […]

Red Sox Ban Beer in Clubhouse

Sometimes a rule is more than a rule. The Boston Red Sox have banned beer in their clubhouse this year, and the edict reminds them that they have only one job: to win games. That’s something they neglected to do at the end of last year, when the team went missed the playoffs in what […]

The Deal You Make Every Day

On this date 92 years ago, the Boston Red Sox sent the contract of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $100,000. Boston owner Harry Frazee needed money to get out of debt. So he made the deal. We all know how the deal turned out. Ruth became a Hall of Famer, the Yankees […]

Blueprint for a Leader

This sounds like an ordinary ad placed by any company looking for a strong leader. “We are looking for someone with whom and around whom we can build a foundation for sustained success. The next manager must have leadership and communication skills; he must place an emphasis on preparation and accountability; he must establish high […]

Boston Manager Takes Responsibility

It’s rare in this world where someone takes the responsibility instead of trying to fix blame. Former Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona admits that things had begun slipping long before the team’s September collapse. In this interview you get a glimpse into how thoughtful and passionate Francona is. No wonder he was able to […]

The Importance of Hope

“Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.” — Unknown Last night the Los Angeles Angels beat the Yankees to extend their American League championship Series to a sixth game. The Angels are trying to become the latest team to rebound from a 3-1 […]

Patience and Coaches

Brad Lidge threw the last pitch of yesterday’s game between Philadelphia and Colorado, propelling his Phillies to the next round and sending the Rockies home. Lidge had pitched so poorly over parts of the summer that he lost his job, yet he recovered in time to be a factor for the Phillies, who are trying […]

Living Every Moment

If you’ve never heard of Randy Pausch, you can learn about him — and about life — in this video. But this clip is not meant to be viewed by you alone; it’s meant to be shared with your team, your teammates, your fellow coaches, anyone who needs a reminder about how precious life is. […]