October 21, 2019

Andreas is the truth and I took a few really important steps to find him.  

It was Thursday night in Amsterdam and a rare clap of thunder woke me from my sleep.  It was mid-summer and I was sleeping with my bedroom patio door open. (AC in Amsterdam is rare.)  I awoke to...

August 22, 2017

Guerra, Dominican Republic

Houston Astros Dominican Summer League Baseball Academy

3:00PM EST

Pitch Black Weight Room, Crackling voice of a 16 year old boy:

“Cinco, cuatro, tres, dos, uno….”

As soon as the player finished his countdown, the lights came back on and the hummi...

June 29, 2017

If you are in college or have ever been in college, you understand that there is a difference between learning and simply attending the university.  To the naked eye, it may seem that everyone who is attending a university is learning.  That’s not true.  They are showi...

February 9, 2017

 ‘Heroes get remembered,… but legends never die.’

- The Sandlot

To Coaches, Teachers, Parents, 

 I recently visited Kauai, Hawaii to attend an XPT Life retreat hosted by Laird Hamilton, Gabby Reece, Brian McKenzie, Kelly Starrett and Juliet Starrett. (Check it out: xptlif...

December 19, 2016

The computer screen was illuminating my face as I watched the same documentary for the 3rd time in my dark apartment in Phoenix while snacking on cucumbers and salsa. Why was I sitting there in the dark? Why was I watching the same movie for the 3rd time? And why in th...

May 29, 2016

Their eyes were burning holes in the back of my head while I confidently coached two of our players through the foundational technique of a front squat. 

 

I often get questioned about the Latin players and how they receive me being a woman in their setting.  Not only ar...

May 16, 2016

 

No she didn't.  Did she just...?  

 

Yup.  That's my height, weight AND pant size.

 

Big boned, fat, big, athletic, chubby, husky, thick, strong, healthy....there are so many ways (good and bad) to describe my body type and I've been call all of them.  After many yea...

March 28, 2016

 

Dream Small!…Said no one ever. Three Ass Backwards Things That People Do When Setting Goals.

 

 

1. Realistic and Epic Aren’t Friends

 

What is realistic?  Is being a woman in professional baseball a realistic goal?  There were plenty of people that said it wasn’t.  You wo...

January 31, 2016

 

The Lost Boys

 

9 Things That Even Baseball Fans Don’t Know About Professional Baseball.

(One for each inning, plus some free baseball blogging at the end in extra innings)

 

As with many of my works of art sometimes referred to as blogs, I have to put a disclaimer on this...

January 15, 2016

 

Biebs - Is it too late to say I’m NOT sorry???

 

About a month ago, I shared my views on choosing a different failure response in my own life (See: "The F-Word" below) – But, what about my response to other peoples’ failures?  Working in baseball, I am around young men...

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