“All In”

Skip Bertman is a retired college baseball coach. He led the LSU Tigers to 5 national championships. He knows a few things about building a championship culture. In 1990, he used a stack of 25 nickels to teach his players an important lesson of being “all in.” The same lesson applies today. Lesson Taught: If even one teammate is “bent …

NFL Player Steps in as Pseudo Dad at Daddy-Daughter Dance

Audrey Soape is an 11-year-old middle school student living in Austin, Texas.  Last year, she lost her father and grandfather, which was understandably traumatic for Audrey. What made it even more difficult was the upcoming daddy-daughter dance at her middle school. It was another reminder that her father could not be there for her. Audrey’s mother understood the gravity of …

Gold Glove Winner Harrison Bader Pinch Hits as a Substitute Teacher

If you haven’t been paying attention, the Omicron strain of the Covid virus is spreading everywhere. Many people are getting this virus, including teachers. So, it was not a surprise when a massive amount of teachers in the St. Louis School District began calling in sick. The district needed substitute teachers in droves. This story became a headline story on …

The Walk On Beats the 5-Star: A Classic Underdog Story

The quarterback for Alabama is the classic 5-star recruit. Bryce Young was ranked the best quarterback in the country as a high school senior. He was on everybody’s dream team and he broke all the records. He was the quarterback selected to be placed on the Sports Illustrated All-American team. He was the Gatorade Player of the Year. He was …

Entire Team Decides to Hit Umpire After “Bad Call”

With the bases loaded, the pitcher throws a good pitch down the middle of the plate. The umpire calls the pitch “ball 4”. The batter takes a “walk” to first base, forcing each base runner to the next base. This results in a “scored run” as the runner on third advances to home plate. The coach calls “time” and the …

A Note to Fans

Joe’s Perspective: This is an instructive lesson. Even the ref has a mother. Let’s also remember that the ref is trying to do the very best job that he/she can do to call the best game possible. Their objective is fairness. They are trying their very best to get things right. Even the beginners are trying their best. They had …