Girls Love Baseball Too

Recently I was surfing around on Twitter finding people to follow who had baseball in their bios. There was something I kept seeing over and over again. It was women whose dads had gotten them hooked on baseball. I don’t know why, but I thought I was the only one. …

Baseball Parenting Can Affect Your Relationship

Most couples have different parenting styles and that’s completely normal. But sometimes those differences make us contradict each other’s decisions and actions, which can lead to conflicts and arguments.   There is always one parent who is a little tougher than the other and doles out more of the discipline. That’s …

Some Words About Leadership from My Son

I found this paper that my son wrote about leadership when he was 12 and I thought I would share it here. His travel ball coach had asked the players to write a one page essay about a quality that is important for baseball, and this was what he came …

Encourage Your Child to Be a Mentor

A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. ~ Unknown   It’s really great to see young players looking up to and admiring the older kids at the baseball fields. It’s also very rewarding to see your older kids setting …

10 Types of Sports Dads You Don’t Want to Be

In the crazy world of kids’ sports there are bound to be many interesting personalities. Some of these personalities are great and some of them can make their kids cringe with embarrassment. Don’t get caught being one of these Dads.   #1 Yelling Dad We’ve all heard this one loud and …

Never Lose a Baseball Bag Again

I know it doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes things get lost or stolen. I was sitting here wondering where my son’s baseball bag is because he has games this weekend and it occurred to me that it would be really nice to have one of those small GPS personal tracking devices …

7 Awesome Custom Baseball Items

Having items with your player’s name and number on them is really cool. It’s also wonderful to be able to get custom gifts for baseball coaches, team parents, and loved ones who are crazy about baseball. Here are seven ideas for custom baseball items that make unique gifts for baseball fans.   …

Stay Away from Team Drama

You know, whenever kids have a good thing going, you can always count on the adults to screw things up. I was sitting on the bleachers last season and I could hear a dad talking some smack about my kid and how he wasn’t that good, and he wanted to …

Baseball on a Rainy Day

The forecast shows rain this weekend and we have a tournament. I don’t know about your kids, but mine are really bummed out when their baseball game is rained out. Even though it doesn’t rain much here in Southern California, it sure puts a damper on your weekend when you’re really …

We Have Another Tournament This Weekend

  I have this frequent dream of being in another country…it’s somewhere in Europe I think, and I’m having a great time. But there’s this nagging feeling that I have to get home and when I get to the hotel room, I’ve either forgotten the room number or I get …