If you love baseball and want to get the most out of this special time with your kids, read this book. I never knew of the enjoyment my brothers and I gave our parents until I had my sons. I get just as much satisfaction watching them as I did playing the game.
— George Brett
Kansas City Royals
Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame 1999
There are two things you need to get right in the early years. Let each child develop their natural abilities and teach them to play fearlessly. As hard as it is to remember things, we can always remember our great coaches. I’ll never forget Coach Maldanaldo.
— Ned Yost
Manager of Kansas City Royals
Tell your parents to relax and enjoy their kid. I can assure you we will find your diamond when he is ready. Putting undue pressure on children to play any sport is a huge mistake.
— Gary LaRocque
Senior Special Assistant to the General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals
We all need these timely and encouraging words. It will help the faithful parents and coaches who are in the trenches fighting the good fight.
— John O'Dell
Regional Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Let him play and have fun, or he’ll get burned out on the game before he even gets here.
— Gene Stephenson
24 NCAA Tournament Appearances
Coach of the 1989 College World Series Champions
I’ve been around Billy’s kids for a little over a decade, and he continually validates everything he says in his book, not by the words he says, but rather the way he continually coaches and loves his boys, both players and family.
— Joe White
Director of Kankuk Kamps
I’m a ‘keep it simple’ guy. This needs to be fun. It’s still a little kids game. Let’s keep it that way.
— Brent Kemnitz
Pitching and Assistant Coach Wichita State University
31 Years, 13 Guys to the Big Leagues
68 Pitchers Drafted
I was so moved by the stories of our successful ball players who have became parents and coaches. I believe that many fathers will relate to the males/baseball presence in the video.
— Stephanie Kim
President of KC Dirt Devils, Inc.
What an amazing accomplishment to get all of those great people from very different backgrounds and circumstances to dig into their own experiences and deliver the same heartfelt and powerful message.
— Larry Graham
Thanks again for getting this perspective down on paper to help us all remember what it’s really about.
— John Moore