How You Respond Makes All the Difference

how you respond

My dad was always fascinated by how and why things worked, but at the end of the day, he was most concerned with character. He believed that  most of life was an object lesson, and he always found ways to pass those lessons on to his kids. One day I was complaining to him about […]

The Second Wave: Making Each Child Feel Special

making each child feel special

It can be challenging making each child feel special when you’re raising multiple children. Lauren and I have nine children and can definitely relate to that challenge. Making each child feel special doesn’t have to be as complicated as our minds tend to make it. Here are a few simple things you can do.

Turning a Losing Culture Into a Winning One

losing culture

When I arrived in Tampa, the talent was there. It was the culture that had to change. The coaches and myself in Minnesota knew that if we could get the Bucs down early, they would give up, and we could win easily. But if they started well, they would be competitive with us to the […]

Thinking About Work and Money

work and money

“The mercenaries will always beat the draftees, but the volunteers will crush them both.” – Chuck Noll Work is good. My good friend, Tony Evans, a pastor in Dallas says that we were created to work. “Before Adam had Eve, he had a job,” he says. Work is good. Adding value is positive. I’ve seen […]

How Do You Define Success?

how do you define success

“I would rather play well and lose than play poorly and win.” –Chuck Noll We had improved from 1996 to 1997, and we should have kept improving in 1998. Instead, we finished 8-8 with the most inconsistent playing of any team I’ve ever fielded. We’d play well one week and badly the next. Our problems […]

The Importance of Taking Your Family On Vacation

Fall is always a busy time for me and my family. With my traveling schedule it makes it hard to find moments to bond with the whole family. That is why we make it a priority to always take our family on vacation. A lot of great memories were made this year. Here’s what we […]

My 2014 MLB World Series Predictions

The MLB post season starts today. With some of the “big name” teams out of contention, it’s going to be interesting to see who ends up in the World Series. Watch my predictions below and in the comments tell me who you think is going to win the World Series.