Lesson Number Seven: It Hurst Worse When You’re Losing

Watch any sporting contest for long enough, and you’re sure to see at least one injury or near-injury. The runner stealing home collides with a catcher blocking the plate; the pitcher gets mowed down by a line drive; the center fielder runs into the wall. It happens. What is interesting to me is that the […]


Lesson Number Six: You Play Better with a Coach Who Knows the Game

Coaches matter. In fact, a so-so team can be taken to an unimaginable level based solely on the coach they have. Coaches serve many roles for a baseball team: They see the big picture. A catcher or first baseman may see the game only from their limited perspective; the coach sees everything on the field […]


Lesson Number Four: The Better You Do, the More Fun It Is

Some might say that professional athletes have the best job in the world. They get paid to play a game that many millions of people only dream about doing! They spend the day in the sun, with thousands of fans screaming their names and wearing their jersey number. How cool is that? It is pretty […]


What Do I Want to be Known For When I Die?


Recently I invited a group of teens and young adults to sit and ask me questions. Any question about anything. And boy did they throw it at me. This is a video from that series. SUBSCRIBE for weekly episodes and bonuses. Get daily motivation on FB: http://www.facebook.com/ByrdOlogy Quotable from this video: “If they can write […]

Lesson Number One: It’s a Long Season

The Major League Baseball season stretches from April to October, and includes over 160 regular league games. And that doesn’t include pre-season scrimmages or playoff match-ups. With each game lasting an approximate 2.5 hours, that’s a lot of time on the diamond! What happens in the first inning of the first game in the pre-season […]