ARTICLE OF THE DAY
Coach Gary Overton
The following are but a few summer baseball
quotes by famous people who apply sports to life in general.
read and take heed to all being said.
Something might be gaining on you."
win a few, you lose
few. Some get rained out. But you have to dress for them all."
not over till it's
observe a lot by
motto was always to
keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having
trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging."
your goals high, and
don't stop till you get there."
way a team plays as
whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of
individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the
club won't be worth a dime."
losers make excuses."
baseball time is
measured only in outs, all you have to do is succeed with perseverance;
keep hitting, keep the rally alive, and you have defeated time. You
therefore remain forever young."
today are looking
for idols, but sometimes they look too far... They don't have to look
any farther than their home because those are the people that love you.
They are the real heroes."
life is not important
except in the impact it has on other lives."
I was a small boy
Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing.... I told him I wanted to
be a real Major League Baseball Player. My friend said that he'd like
to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
day is a new
opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures
behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game
every day, so too is the way baseball is played."
of the beautiful
things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a
situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and
one can stop a home
run. No one can understand what it really is, unless you have felt it
in your own hands and body.... As the ball makes its high, long arc
beyond the playing field, the diamond and the stands suddenly belong to
one man. In that brief, brief time, you are free of all demands and
save a pitcher for
tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain."
"Any time you think you
have the game
conquered the game will turn around and punch you right in the nose."
never satisfied. I
can't stand satisfaction. To me, greatness comes from that quest for
only way to prove
you're a good sport is to lose."
Each of these quotes
have meaning in our everyday lives. And while they
apply to baseball, or any other sport for that matter, the use of such
quotes and the manner in which we use them allows us to be more
purposeful on a daily basis. Have a good week and here’s hoping
everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July.
Coach Gary Overton