Category Archives: Lessons from Sports

When Did My Faith Become A Job That Sucks?


Mitch Elliott looked pretty in pink when I stopped to talk to him. That Sunday afternoon included a lot of firsts. My first visit to Warner Park, home of the Madison Mallards (Doesn’t that name send a chill down your … Continue reading

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3 Helpful Hints to Doing Your Job Well


Caesar, our Brazilian foreign exchange student, slumped and slowed. In his last at bat of the season, he slapped a low line drive to the shortstop who caught the ball and held it up to show the umpire. I said, … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Connecting What You Know to What You Do


Nick slammed into the second baseman and the stadium reacted with stunned silence. A moment later the umpire signaled, “Out!” Then he tossed Nick from the game for unsportsmanlike conduct. The whole scene played out in a matter of moments … Continue reading

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Asking a Dumb Question Is Better Than No Question At All


I said, “So what YouTube video would you recommend?” The man said, “None.” His physical response to my question (picture someone biting into a lemon when he thought it was a peach) suggested I had asked a dumb question. But … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Number One Rule?


I’d forgotten the number one rule. On a Saturday morning, I’d gone to a driving range to hit a bucket of balls. After choosing my bucket size (the middle choice), I went out, set up, and started swinging my big … Continue reading

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3 Smart Lessons I’ve Learned from Dumb Mistakes


As I spoke to our player on first, “Watch the pitcher,” the pitcher he was supposed to watch picked him off. Why? Because the first-base coach (that would be me) distracted his own base runner. Sheesh! I’ve got a lot … Continue reading

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Your Chance to Brag and My Top 5 Posts in March


My friend Chuck and I watched the Kansas-Kentucky college basketball championship game last night. Not exactly a game for the ages, but congratulations to Coach John Calipari and his Wildcats for a game well played. We may not all have … Continue reading

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