Mike Matheny is the new manager for the St. Louis Cardinals. Matheny played for the Cardinals as well as other teams in his playing career. I have always been a big fan of his in his Cardinal playing days and he is off to a fantastic start as the Cardinals manager. Previous to him becoming the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, Matheny coached his son’s youth team. This is a letter he wrote to the parents of the players on the team before one season…

I always said that the only team that I would coach would be a team of orphans, and now here we are. The reason for me saying this is that I have found the biggest problem with youth sports has been the parents. I think that it is best to nip this in the bud right off the bat. I think the concept that I am asking all of you to grab is that this experience is ALL about the boys. If there is anything about it that includes you, we need to make a change of plans. My main goals are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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