A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life. "There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." There ...
There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do."
The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him. 14 illustrations.
What it means to be a man? If a coach tries to teach your childen to battle one's way through all the easy excues life offered for giving up, resulting in bad feeling and discomfort of your children, what would you do? Call headmaster toWhat it means to be a man? If a coach tries to teach your childen to battle one's way through all the easy excues life offered for giving up, resulting in bad feeling and discomfort of your children, what would you do? Call headmaster to complain?
Just like other books from the same author, this one is easy to read and concise.
After reading this book, I can't help wondering if I would critize Coach Fitz for doing this on my son and daugher....Continua Nascondi