Featured in the image above, from left to right: Myself, Roger – our newspaper instructor – and my friends Connor and Cole Back in college, I wrote for our school newspaper. After a semester as a staff writer, I gained some responsibility and was promoted to co-editor in chief. I

The other day, I was having a conversation with one of my good coaching friends. We met back when we were still players and have continued to keep in touch beyond our playing careers. During the conversation, he brought up a similar problem two of his better pitchers were experiencing.

This past week, I was working with a pitcher. It was the end of our second week working together. We were finishing up his throwing session getting some mound work in. His throwing intensity was pretty low – considering this was the second week he had picked up a baseball

The other day, I had a pitcher come in for an evaluation. Whenever kids come in for a pitching evaluation, I want to take a lot of time and observe what they do on the mound. I want to see the delivery, ball flight, and transfer of energy. I want

In 1949, Harry F. Harlow conducted an experiment that forever changed our understanding of human behavior. The test was done on eight rhesus monkeys. For two weeks, the monkeys were tasked with solving a mechanical problem that required them to pull out a vertical pin, undo the hook, and unhinge

The other day, I was able to work with a young man that was visiting from out of town. He was 13. It was the first time I had ever seen him swing. When I first work with a player, I do a lot of observing early on. I’ll watch

I recently went back through Malcolm Gladwell’s Masterclass. To put it simply, I am a Gladwell aficionado. I’ve read every single one of his books, many of them multiple times. I’ve written and referenced about them on a number of occasions. His 2019 book Talking to Strangers is a book

One of my mother’s most impressive talents is music. She can play the piano. She loves to sing. She can read music in like seven different languages. She has a master’s degree in music. If there’s something that involves some sort of musical comprehension, she probably has it. She also

Pitching is where the game starts and where the game ends. It’s one of the two positions that touches the ball on every single play. It fuels championship teams. It puts out rallies and keeps runs off the board. It wins more than it loses. It’s a science and an

On a quiet Saturday afternoon, James Dyson had finally had enough. At the time, he was in his mid 20’s. He was vacuuming his home – a small farmhouse in the western part of England. On this day, he ran into a familiar problem. His vacuum quickly lost suction. This problem