“Be Where Your Feet Are”

Clichés present such a beautiful paradox. People often use the term in a derogatory sense to diminish a statement that someone has just made. I am sure at some point we have all heard someone exclaim “Ugh what a cliché!” But the funny thing about clichés is that they are overused for a reason—in one... Continue Reading →



“See it, then do it.” Growing up, I heard those five words over and over again until I eventually began to loathe them—mainly because it was my pitching coach’s go-to phrase whenever I made a mistake. I hated how simple it sounded. Here I am trying and trying to make an adjustment but not quite... Continue Reading →

Work Smarter AND Harder

Famous basketball coach Jerry Wainwright once said, “Motivation is not enough. If you motivate an idiot, all you have is a motivated idiot.” A lot of focus is given to the motivational piece in sports training because it is hard to cultivate/instill a work ethic. Working smart, however, is another essential component. Working hard and... Continue Reading →

Speak It Into Existence

More often than not, we overlook the magnitude of our word choice. When employed with purpose, language is an incredibly powerful tool. The manner in which we discuss our goals is a physical thrust towards the outcome of our endeavors. This is something that I began taking notice of my senior year of high school.... Continue Reading →

Daily Prompt: Relax

via Daily Prompt: Relax "Relax." The word carries such a negative connotation in the world of sports. Too often relaxation is used synonymously with laziness. Perhaps it is because our perception of the word is all wrong. Relaxing has very little to do with being inactive. Essentially, it is being in a state of rest... Continue Reading →


Yoga, for me, has become far more than simply a great form of exercise. As I continue to convert myself from a “max-effort” pitcher to one with a fluid and free-and-easy delivery, yoga has helped tremendously in solidifying some of the key elements in that process. One of the biggest overlaps is the idea of... Continue Reading →

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