Victory comes to good guys who play the right way.

There is an ethic that influences Mike Matheny and there is a faith that drives his ethic. Below is an excerpt from “The Matheny Manifesto.” You can read more on

Get your game face on.

            The last few blogs focused on losses and dark emotions.  When I quite avoiding them, I realized they were perfect times to put on my game-face. 

Loss can make us more.

I wish improvement; advancement and success only meant adding one victory on top of another. It also means fully experiencing each loss no matter how painful it is. “Catastrophic loss

Transformed or Destroyed, but never the same.

Tonight I speak at a Maundy Thursday service. The mood of this night troubles me. Events in the ministry of Christ increased with rapid intensity. More activity is recorded in

Growing the soul

“The soul is elastic, like a balloon. It can grow larger through suffering.” Baseball seasons are full of drama, and I’m not referring to the competition or the crazy 8th

Healing Spiritual Wounds

An old Hasidic rabbi spoke these words on his death bed. “When I was young, I set out to change the world. When I grew older, I perceived that this

Opening Day

        Nearly everyday I get an e-mail or a text from Clint Hurdle, the manager of the Pittsburgh, Pirates.  I’m impressed by a Big League manager who

A Hero’s Tribute

Here are the two heroes from the second inning in the book Welcome to the Big Leagues. My dad finished like a hero–faithful to the very end. The week before

Practice! Practice!! Practice!!!

Welcome to the Big Leagues–Every Man’s Journey to Significance is a book to give you a mental, emotional and spiritual workout.  Practice the subjects of each inning/chapter and let them influence

Successfully Manage your team’s use of Welcome to the Big Leagues

Every team needs a manager. “So what does a manager do? One of the first lessons a manager must learn is that good managers don’t DO anything. A manager’s role