A game of catch

Baseball consultant Chris Sperry shares memories of the 52nd annual ABCA convention in 1996 when legendary Cal Poly Pomona baseball coach John Scolinos took the stage wearing a home plate around his neck and gave the crowd some life lessons on the importance of high standards. “If I am lucky, you will remember one thing from this old coach today. It is this: if we fail to hold ourselves to a higher standard, a standard of what we know to be right; if we fail to hold our spouses and our children to the same standards, if we are unwilling or unable to provide a consequence when they do not meet the standard; and if our schools and churches and our government fail to hold themselves accountable to those they serve, there is but one thing to look forward to …”

This story appeared on VV Daily press on Feb.17.