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🔥 The Matthew Principle

I love being a part of comeback stories and crazy transformations

This past year we had 2 Junior College kids come to train with us who each had sat the bench in their spring season, each throwing a whopping 1/3 IP.

That’s one batter, for the entire season. While sitting 78mph and 81mph respectively.


But they knew their backs were against the wall and they went all in

They worked like crazy through the summer and fall and went to 91mph and 94mph, and then committed. It was a great experience all the way around

The problem is guys like them are rare.

Most guys who need the crazy transformations hem/haw, never take action, and accept being buried at the low levels of baseball; while the ones already at higher levels and having success push harder and get even more.

Robert Merton in his study on success called it the “Matthew Principle” from Mt 13:12:

“Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance.

Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”


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