I have been blessed to work in baseball with great people that have mentored me throughout my career. I have attempted to convey the many lessons learned in this book. It’s not easy to write a book, especially your first one, but when I began writing the information flowed freely. When I thought I had written all that I wanted to express, 150,000 words, my editor told me I should pen two books or cut this one down to 90,000 words. Needless to say, I left a lot on the cutting room floor. My hope is the information contained in this book is of value to you in sports management education, scouting and player development, or for just plain old entertainment.