A very unique thing happened in a Major League game last season- a player was removed from a game for not running
a ball out of the box.
The NBC World Series has been bringing together collegiate/semi-pro teams to compete every summer since 1935. The tournament, which typically lasts about two weeks, showcases some of the best summer baseball in the country and a unique, fan-friendly environment. The 2019 Series was played at Wichita State University’s Eck Stadium and, in addition to those who attended in person, 175,000+ live-stream viewers took in the event, connecting with the baseball community all across the country.
I have always been intrigued with hitting approaches… especially those that deal with two strike situations. Early in my playing career, I would feel angered, embarrassed and/or guilty walking back to the dugout after a strikeout- a feeling I never really got over.
Pops’ legacy will live on forever at Navarro and his impact continues to spread across the country on ballfields and in the workplaces and homes of those who were impacted by his presence.
The real eye-opening moment for me that a culture change was needed came on the field. In the high-pressure, crucial moments that decided emotional games, I noticed something in my teams that I didn’t like: they all looked to me.
I’m a competition guy, I just love to compete. Whether it’s hit and run drill or base running or a fly ball drill- we try to have some competition. At the end of practice every day where there’s a winner and there’s a loser, or maybe everybody wins or everybody loses if we don’t catch every fly ball.