June 29, 2020 - Beginning with this issue every coach, parent, man or woman, who has young boys or girls in their care should read this message until they understand its contents and its importance for their continued growth as a hitter.
“You’re trying too hard, or “don’t try so hard.”
As a player, has any coach ever offered that advice to you? Probably. As a coach, could you even begin to know how many times you have uttered those words to one of your players? Too many to count, right?
June 22, 2020 - This week’s letter is the last of three that you may say to yourself “I already knew that,” and you probably did already “know that.” But, next week, with Issue #Four, I will begin to ease you into places where few coaches and certainly no young baseball or softball player has ever gone. If your desire for “learning” the game is as powerful as your desire for “playing” the game, you will never want the issues to stop.
June 16, 2020 - Citizens of Shelby County, my name is Stevie Smith, and I am a candidate in the run-off for Shelby County Commissioner, Precinct 3. I want to thank everyone for your support and votes from the general election back in March.
June 15, 2020 - Continuing with Brad Taylor and his second installment of "letters of baseball and softball data that can dictate the success or failure of every boy or girl playing those sports in Shelby County. The first three issues will deal with "common sense material" to some parents, but your children should he encouraged to read them, if only to help them understand the pitfalls they may encounter." Taylor's Issue #One titled "How Much Sense Does This Make?" was posted on June 8, 2020.
June 8, 2020 - For the next two or three months I will he posting letters of baseball and softball data that can dictate the success or failure of every boy or girl playing those sports in Shelby County. The first three issues will deal with "common sense material" to some parents, but your children should he encouraged to read them, if only to help them understand the pitfalls they may encounter. Beginning with Issue # one, together we will dig deeper into the "realities of hitting." Hang with me and have some fun while you watch your kids learn.
May 8, 2020 - This is an open letter addressed to every parent, grandparent, boy or girl who lives in Shelby County. If you are a parent or grandparent with a child or grandchild who loves to play baseball or softball, the following will affect you personally. Please do not turn away.
My name is Brad Taylor, and after visiting Center on many occasions in the past eighteen years, I am now a permanent resident in this fair city. Many of you do not know me, and I do not know you, so that's a fair place to begin--I hope you will agree.