Wisdom From The Top

By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard

Mike Matheny is not going to be in the baseball Hall of Fame for his play on the field. He may get there one day because of his managerial skills. While he is busy leading the St Louis Cardinals on the diamond, he has been taking time out to talk about coaching little league.

Matheny wrote a book called ‘The Matheny Manifesto’ which talks about rules for parents in youth sports. He dives into the book during an interview on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’.  While some may consider Matheny’s methods tough it is worth noting that he is a tough guy by nature. In fact he once took a fastball to the face and then played the next day.

Sometimes tough is good. Oh, he can manage adults too. In his first three seasons as the Cardinals manager, he has taken them to the post season all three years.