(This is a now page. Click through for more information on what that means.)
Last updated: October 14th, 2019
I’m running my company, Driveline Baseball Enterprises. My active roles right now are:
- President: Guiding corporate strategy, finding and maintaining strategic partnerships, adviser to all departments, chief delegation specialist.
- Director of Pitching: Overseeing the Pitching floor with two lieutenants (Bryan Leslie and Bill Hezel).
- Head of Technology: In charge of all technical operations, from Information Technology to Software Development.
On top of all of this, I think I’d like to write a book with my team about the Biomechanics of Pitching, since I find all the current non-academic literature on the topic quite terrible. I have wanted to do this for over a year and the desire only gets stronger; a sign that this is indeed a very good idea and not a flash-in-the-pan.
I accepted the Director of Pitching Initiatives // Pitching Coordinator role with the Cincinnati Reds. It is a multi-year commitment.
I am increasingly working on delegating as many tasks as possible and hiring as much as I can in my personal life as well.
I am working on building my personal brand and getting into Public Speaking topics on culture, business, and other non-baseball topics.
Cutting the Rest Out
I am saying no to pretty much everything not listed above. Don’t take it too harshly, please. As you can probably see, I have little time for much in my schedule and I need to focus.
Otherwise, I’ll have failed.
I am doing my best to directly tell people that I am not interested in their proposals. But I’m only human, and sometimes it’s more comfortable for me just to ignore things I don’t have time in my schedule for. I’m trying to break that habit. However, people react poorly to rejection and/or continue to “follow-up” despite strong signals against it. So sometimes it’s just easier to mute threads in Gmail and ignore rather than face a long drawn-out argument.