Saturday May 27 2017
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As we approach the World Series, I want to take this opportunity to thank a special baseball manager: Mr. Koerner. Don't recognize the name? It's OK.

He doesn't work for the Yankees or the Reds. Nope, not the Nationals or the Giants either. Nor the Rays or the Braves. He's never worked in the Major Leagues.

10/19/2012 - 09:40
Mike Clark
Lynn Swann. Jerry Rice. Hines Ward. What does this trio of retired football stars have in common? Yes, they all have multiple Super Bowl rings and own Super Bowl MVP trophies, but that’s not what I’m talking about.

All three of these NFL superstars are outspoken advocates of dancing.

07/11/2012 - 09:48
Mike Clark
We often hear coaches talk about how honest and open communication with their players helps to build a strong team. If players know their roles, they can perform at their highest possible levels of their genetic potential.

Coaches are specific in how they instruct their players to perform a certain skill, or to play a particular position in their given game.

11/28/2011 - 20:17
Mike Clark
The 2011 World Series is finally here, after a summer of dreaming about the possibilities. The heroes of this year's Fall Classic could be anyone. Perhaps Rangers manager Ron Washington will call a squeeze play in the later innings to score the winning run.

Or Cardinals pitcher Edwin Jackson could pitch out of a bases loaded jam to keep his team in the game.

10/17/2011 - 23:08
Mike Clark
It's a simple catch phrase used by leaders to let everyone know that to accomplish any team goal, every single member of the organization has to have the same mindset. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle uses the phrase often.

After nearly two decades of losing, Hurdle said that the Pirates would need everyone to be "all in" if they were ever going to climb out the cellar of the National League Central Division.

08/20/2011 - 10:48
Mike Clark
We're halfway through 2011. Many of us made a resolution six months ago to get in better shape this year.

By getting more exercise, we reasoned back in January, we would not only lose those unwanted holiday pounds we gained, but we can make our hearts healthier and live longer, more productive lives...

07/24/2011 - 15:00
Mike Clark
She is probably the only person who makes sure our children's uniforms are clean. She makes sure our girls and boys have an extra pair of socks in their soccer bag.

She's the one who put the extra pair of sliding shorts in your bag during baseball season, and the extra bottles of water on the sidelines for all the practices.

07/10/2011 - 15:53
Mike Clark
Change is in the air. The trees and lawns are getting greener. The temps are getting warmer, and pretty soon our kids will be free for the summertime. For many parents and their children, the long break from formal classroom education begins, and it is shifted to athletics.

Summer camps for all kinds of different sports. Overnight, day, and partial day offerings.

05/19/2011 - 17:22
Mike Clark
This is going to be a tough summer. I know I'll get through it fine, but maybe writing about it will help me through this adjustment period.

For the first time in 15 years, I won't be helping to coach my children's baseball teams. One by one, my kids have made America's favorite pastime (and mine as well) part of their past.

04/20/2011 - 13:37
Mike Clark
My Little League experiences are some of the best memories of my childhood. Particularly my first two years of playing organized ball.

I still remember running out to left field on opening day of my very first team. I can still see my brother Tommy's smile as I ran past him at shortstop on my way to left field.

03/23/2011 - 18:51
Mike Clark
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