Baseball is 90% Mental and the Other Half Physical - Yogi Berra

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In my senior year of high school I have grown to love this game even more than before. Whether it's ShortStop as in this video or on the bump, I better understand the balance of physical talent and keeping my head in the game. My passion for baseball has never been stronger. 
While I look forward to playing at the next level, I realize that one of my strongest desires is to continue with the game of baseball the rest of my life in one form or another. Regardless of how old I get, I want to honor those who have gone before me and pass on the love of the game to others.
I hope that one of my future posts will include news on my personal next steps in the game along side of college.

"I may not be a smart man. But I know what speed is." -Forest Slump

Billy Hamilton is one of the fastest baseball players in this generation. He can hit a ground ball to the first baseman and with a slight hesitation of the fielder make it safely to the bag.
https://youtu.be/07oGjRYpEg0 ).
And the one day I found out how he has so much speed. I found out he grew wings. You want proof? Check this...
https://youtu.be/intidHFZcoY ).
Yet I feel the keys to his success, as well as his speed, lie in three key strengths: Respecting/looking up to fellow players, hard work every day, and laughter ( https://vimeo.com/100553678 ).
I may never run as fast as Billy but he continues to inspire others, including myself with his speed ethic in life.

Do you always agree with a coach's decision

It was the last 30 seconds of the 2015 Super Bowl between the Seahawks and the Patriots. The Seahawks were chasing 4 points and needed this touchdown. The coach made a call that changed the outcome of this game. The Seahawks had one of the best running backs in all of football. But the coach calls a passing play right up the middle. A patriots player just so happens to be right where that pass lands right in his hands. So what happens and how would you respond if that was your coach?
I have been in this situation a few times. You must listen to your coach and respect what he says even if you don't agree with it. That is the role of player and coach. I need to keep the big picture in perspective and remain coachable as I grow in the game of baseball.