Listen in as Dan Blewett shares chapter one from Dear Baseball Gods: A Memoir, his book on his baseball career, his battle back from injuries, and his search for identity.
Dear Baseball Gods: A Memoir, was an attempt to help me gain closure on my baseball career as I told my story. Enjoy the first chapter, found below. The book launches on April 9th and will be available on Paperback, eBook including Kindle, and Audiobook from all major platforms.
Dave Fischer, pitching coach and mental skills coach from the University of Rhode Island, joined me on the show to share his journey through pro baseball. We discussed his struggles in pro baseball and how he has turned them into learning opportunities for the pitchers he now coaches.
Tanner Tees are well-known batting tees in the baseball and softball world. They’re the original, classic design that spurred imitators from countless other companies.
In this review of the Tanner Tee, I’ll share my experience owning them for years as a baseball academy owner. Are these batting tees durable, effective and worth the investment? Let’s find out.
Softball players need more overall, whole body strength. But, specifically building a strong upper body should be a focus for every player, as it can make a huge difference in not only on-field performance, but confidence as well. In this article, you’ll learn some exercises to implement in workouts for softball players.
Ryan Faer, the Cleveland Indians’ minor league strength coordinator, joined me to talk about how he landed his job as a coach in pro baseball and his day-to-day duties. We also discussed mental health and its ramifications and challenges for athletes.
Mental health and the mental stress of pro sports is rarely discussed, often perceived as weakness. But Ryan opened up about his own struggles and some advice on what athletes can do if they need help or find themselves struggling. Listen in to this great conversation on Dear Baseball Gods.
Ty Blankmeyer joined me on the show to talk about his playing career at St. John’s University, his time in the Minor Leagues, and his current job as an area scout for the Milwaukee Brewers. Ty grew up in baseball, as his father has been the St. Johns head coach for 24 seasons, so his story comes from a unique place as a both a high-level player and the son of a great baseball mind.
Dear Baseball Gods: A Memoir, is a book on the struggle that comes when an athlete gives his or her soul to their sport. Dan Blewett’s story of career-threatening injuries, comebacks and redemption is shared in the form of letters, written to those who shared the journey with him, or could learn from it.
Jimmy Gonzalez, Manager of the Chicago Cubs’ High-A team, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, joined me to talk about his 14 years as a pro player, his now six seasons as a coach in the Cubs’ system, and his managing style as a longtime catcher and student of the game.
My Book, Dear Baseball Gods, is going to be released on April 15, 2019 and it was two years in the writing, but 22 years in the making. Learn about some of the challenges it posed, how it’s evolved over time, what the book is about and how the format has been shaped by my experiences.