Lasting Friendships in Sports Because You Battled Together
I was not the greatest athlete, but I have always been a competitor. I had the privilege of playing baseball for a small college in Western Kansas for all four of my years. Along the way, some players stayed on and some came and went. While you are a team, you will always find the brothers that you can share a bond with long after the arm and swing are gone. I have followed one of teammates from afar as he took his passion and leadership from the playing field to the sidelines as a coach. Just recently, I caught up with him as his team was making a run for the NCAA World Series in Omaha, but they fell a few games short. He had the pitchers throwing waterballs in the rain working on their “fundamentals”. They have a beautiful field at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Kirk Kelley is a great leader of young men.