How would you like to be Mario Gotze?

It is impossible for Americans to imagine the degree to which Germany’s Mario Gotze’s life has changed. Nothing any of our sports stars could ever do – not a game-winning, walk-off home run in the seventh game of the World Series, not a game-winning kickoff return in the Superbowl – nothing – could equal the significance or the 22-year-old midfielder’s moment of glory on the world’s stage. Enjoy the rest of your life, Mario. You’ll never have to buy a meal or a drink again.

Old-time baseball with Conan

This is a short and pretty funny skit late night talk show host Conan O’Brien did on the topic of old-time baseball. Enjoy your weekend!

World Cup floppage

Someone took the time to rewind every one of the penalties called in this year’s World Cup and rate whether the calls were warranted, or whether flopping was involved. Some of these are pretty funny, or sad, depending onĀ  how you view them. Check it out here.

Congratulations to CoachDeck client in Florida

It’s that time of the year again, when we recognize the leagues we work with on the road to Williamsport! Niceville-Valparaiso Little League, a CoachDeck client since 2013, wins their District Little League championship and moves onto the section tournament. The ultimate goal? Florida State Champs, Southeast Region Champions, and a berth in the upcoming Little League World Series!

Youngster fighting brain cancer makes Little League all-star team

Around Halloween last year, 12 year-old Gage Ireland had a headache so severe, his mom and dad took him to the hospital. The diagnosis was every parent’s nightmare. Gage had a massive brain tumor that needed to be removed. In less than 24 hours he underwent surgery and that, and his subsequent treatment led to a loss of thirty pounds and all of his hair – but not his love for baseball. Gage continued to excel on the diamond in the San Dimas Little League, even earning a spot on the league’s all-star team. You can see the KCAL9 story here. The good news is doctors give Gage a 90% chance of never having a return of his cancer after he completes his treatment. Way to go, Gage! We’re pulling for you on and off the field!

“Letter From a Volunteer Coach” read on morning show

Our popular article, Letter From a Volunteer Coach, was read on the JB and Sandy Morning Show from Mix 94.7 FM. Listen to the on-air read here.

Seventy-five years ago he considered himself the luckiest man on earth

You’ll get chills watching Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech at Yankee Stadium…75 years ago yesterday. View it here courtesy of Fox Sports and MLB.com

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