Mike's Blog

  • May 11, 2014
    Mother's Day is a great time to stop and think about the incredible sacrifice that our mothers have made for us.
  • May 1, 2014
    I recently had a conversation with two basketball officials, one who refs college games and the other junior high and high school games. I was amazed at how similar their experiences are to the baseball world. They find some coaches teach their student athletes the game, trying to impact their lives by doing the right thing. But they also have nightmare stories of coaches desperately missing the mark.
  • Apr 23, 2014
    The conversation with Jim that stands out the most to me was when I called him in the middle of a season when his team seemed to be caught up in a lot of drama. There were fights in the clubhouse and controversy in the media, and the talk was about everything but baseball. I asked Jim how he never seemed to be in the middle of it, despite his leadership position on the team.
  • Apr 14, 2014
    I have heard it said that it is no coincidence that God apportioned us two ears and just one mouth. As I watch some of our young players interact with the veteran guys, it is amazing and amusing to watch how it plays out.
  • Apr 7, 2014
    Every year I’m asked why our home opener is so revered......
  • Mar 31, 2014
    As we wrap up spring training, I have to look back and review the things that went well, as well as the things we could have done better.