Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – How to Manage the Long Season

Guest Andy Green, Arizona Diamondbacks’ Mobile BayBears Southern League manager, shares ways he prepares for and works through the long baseball season. Why listen? You’ll learn and re-learn nuggets of gold from a former major leaguer, 2013 league manager of the year and Kentucky Wildcats all-time leader in games, starts, at-bats, runs and hits and first team Academic All-American. Key topics discussed are a) the grind, b) team cohesion, c) passion, energy and fun, d) dealing with physical and mental stress, e) adversity, f) adjusting, g) personality insights and assessment, h) and more.
Andy loves to learn. Although only 36 years old, he’s in his 4th year as a professional manager. After doing this interview (which could have been hours given his insights), I have no doubt why the Diamondbacks trust him to get the job done. Simply said, Andy knows his focus must be on developing players. And to do that, he knows using his baseball knowledge, skills and abilities must be on them as individuals in the reality of team setting.