31
DEC
2010

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

This past weekend I had a conversation with a soldier about the abolishment of Don’t Ask, Don’t tell. This conversation went down at a restaurant over dinner, and when the topic was first broached, there was much whispering in case anyone in ear shot who was sensitive to the...
30
DEC
2010

To Thine Own Self

To following is a version of a letter written to a college pitching staff currently reading my book as part of a winter break project for their coach (The coach is a friend of mine, and former Padre teammate… Thanks for the sales boosts!) Hey guys, You know, I took a lot of...
24
DEC
2010

Baseball Mounds In Every Stocking.

One of the worst things about the winter time is how its frigid temperature cuts into baseball training. If you’re a pitcher like me and make your home in a cold weather state, you know it’s tough to find places to throw when the snow starts falling. You compete with...
22
DEC
2010

I Hate Christmas

That’s right, I said it. And whats more, I mean it. I’m not a Scrooge, and I’m not a Grinch. I’m just a regular human being who has taken the time to stop and give a hard look to this ever building but never satisfying mutant of a holiday commonly referred...
16
DEC
2010

Bob Feller

The thing about Keith Olbermann’s brain is, when it comes to baseball, it’s a perfectly maintained, state of the art, encyclopedic museum of knowledge where the curator lives to share the wonders of his collection and drinks to much coffee. When Bob Feller passed away yesterday,...
13
DEC
2010

How to get to Spring Training.

…if you play in the minors. When it’s time to put your costume on and go back to being a baseball player in the minors, here is what your itinerary will look like.
10
DEC
2010

Baseball Lesson Manifesto

It’s winter here in Ohio, and that means if you’re a family looking to advance your child’s baseball career, you’re turning to indoor baseball venues. Supporting parents will shop around for facilities, camps, and instructors that promise ground breaking...
05
DEC
2010

How’s Your Arm?

I get the arm question a lot, and I totally know why. There are a slew of friends and family, not to mention readers and tweeters, who’ve been pulling for me to get well. Believe me, I’m thankful for every one of them. But, I’m getting tired of answering the...