One of the greatest compliments given to a baseball player is the phrase “he has a good swing.” This compliment refers to the hitter’s consistency and habit. Fundamentally, the compliment is about something the hitter actually has.

One of the hidden mysteries of baseball is what baseball players bring with them to a game. Everyone knows they bring their bat, glove, and maybe batting gloves. Other than those three items, one simply does not know. However, in the time I spent playing and coaching baseball it was amazing …

Everyone knows that baseball is a game of failure. In fact, one game a player can hit 4-4 and the following day go hitless with an abysmal 0-5 performance. Ted Williams, arguably the best hitter in Major League Baseball history, stated “Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can …

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Monday is Labor Day. There is something about work that relates to both baseball and the spiritual life. This connection is similar yet different, and might not be what we would expect.

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Baseball is a unique sport when one considers the amount of downtime there is during the game. There are many moments of silence when nothing seems to be happening. Currently, we see this in Williamsport for the Little League World Series as the players spend time together in the dugout just…

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The Little League World Series (LLWS) is very different this year yet similar. It is currently being played in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1939, Little League is in all 50 states and 80 different countries, and roughly 2 million boys and girls play Little League in the world.

One of the best ways to take greater control of your health is by better understanding what you eat and drink in a day. Fortunately, the Nutrition Fact labels on nearly everything we buy gives us this exact information. All we have to do is know how to make sense of it all.

In the film “Field of Dreams,” Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) lives with his wife, Annie (Amy Madigan), and daughter, Karin (Gaby Hoffmann), on a corn farm in Iowa. Ray is concerned about the broken relationship with his late father, John Kinsella (Dwier Brown), who is an avid baseball fan. Wh…

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In the mid-1950s, I started to collect baseball cards enclosed with the famous bubble gum from Topps. Like many boys of that era, I saved all the cards, even the duplicates. The duplicates were ripe for trading with my friends. Over the years I had many shoeboxes filled with baseball cards f…

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About two weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the College World Series championship game between Mississippi State and Vanderbilt in Omaha, Nebraska. The stadium was electrifying with more than 24,000 fans in attendance. Mississippi State won its first ever national championship in a …