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The Lesson of Yoenis Cespedes

His contract and his injuries are a stark example of how much a bad hiring decision can hurt an organization.

Daniel Murphy and “The Zone”

Daniel Murphy of the New York Mets is offering baseball fans a glimpse of a player performing in “the Zone.”

Are You Growing?

You’ve made the team. Or been picked for the play. Or been accepted at a high school or college. Congratulations .. sort of. Getting picked is only the beginning. New York Mets broadcasters made this point during a recent telecast. They quoted Rick Peterson, a noted pitching coach, who told his players, “Your signing bonus […]

Gary Carter and Jeremy Lin

Centuries before the hit-and-run, Aristotle said, “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” Then came baseball, and then came Gary Carter. “Nobody loved the game of baseball more than Gary Carter,” New York Mets Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver said. “He wore his heart on his sleeve every inning he played.” Carter […]

Preparing for a Great 2012

“Only you can control your future.” — Dr. Seuss Last night we went to a Japanese restaurant, the kind where the chef puts on a show while cooking your dinner right in front of you. His showmanship was one thing, but what really impressed me was the preparation. Great care had gone into cutting the […]

The First Step in Improving

If you’re looking for a way to raise your game — no matter what that game is — get a hold of “Winning the Big One,” a video by former LSU baseball coach Skip Bertman. You’ll find plenty of great information on how winners think. In particular, Bertman says that winning the big one is […]


One of my players has a concussion. She is itching to get back, and hates the thought that she may be out for the season, but she also admits that she is not feeling well. That means we have to be extra cautious, even more cautious than the doctors. Who knew that concussions could occur […]

Positive Expectations

What a year 1969 was! Man on the moon and the Mets as World Champions. Back then it was hard to say which was more of a miracle; for centuries man had gazed at the moon in wonder. And for seven years, the Mets were a baseball joke, never finishing higher than ninth place in […]

Players: They’re Only Human

Yesterday David Wright of the New York Mets was hit in the helment with a 94-mph fastball from the San Francisco Giants’ Matt Cain. He was  taken to the hospital with a concussion. A few years ago, Brian Kinchen was teaching Bible school when his cell phone rang. It was the New England Patriots calling […]

Attitude Wins

If your team is like most teams, it will win a few and lose a few. The secret of being successful is winning the tossup games. What are tossup games? Those are games in which the teams show equal skill and preparation. The score will depend on which team wants it the most. Ron Darling, […]