Persistence is more important than talent.....There is a reason why ďStudentĒ comes first in ďStudent Athlete.Ē.....If you are jogging, stretching or playing catch, make sure you do it better than anyone else.....Respect the game as much as you want to be respected.....The direction of your hat is the direction of your life.....Practice the way you play gamesÖ All go, no quit.....It doesnít take talent to hustle.....Be a student of the game, learn itís history and you learn the game.....Help your team win if your playing or not.....Never argue with an umpire, they remember faces.....Allow your coaches to coach you.....Donít skip classes, would you skip practice?.....Strive to be as good in the classroom as you are on the field.....Set high standards along with knowing the steps to attain them.....Donít tell people how good you are, prove it......Your friends are not more important than your future, donít give into peer pressure.....Your parents love you, but they donít know more about baseball than your coach.....Donít let anyone make an excuse for you.....Maintain eye contact, it shows maturity and respect.....In baseball, itís your coaches opinion that matters, not your friends. Remember who makes the lineup.....Life is not fair, regardless of what some people may tell you.....Be enthusiastic about your teammates.....Love the game.....The only thing your coach owes you is honesty.....Body language screams, it never whispers.....Balance makes champions, if you focus on just hitting and ignore defense, you will never become a complete player.....Defense wins games.....Pitching sets the tone of the game.....Games are lost, not won. Mistakes lead to losses.....You can win a league with a few good pitchers, titles are won with great pitching staffs.....Work on your game everyday, the team that beat you does.....Who you are today is the result of who you were in the past! Work ethic???.....You donít have to be a great player to be a great ďball player,Ē hustle......Show off your talent to your coach and your future coach.....Baseball doesnít build character, it reveals it.....Character means doing the right thing when nobodyís watching
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