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Why Being "All In" On Baseball Can Be Dangerous  Be Dangerous

December 16, 20221 min read

Having non-baseball priorities in your life will make you a better baseball player.

Former MLB pitcher Jeremy Guthrie was grounded by his faith and his mission. And this made it so when things with baseball became difficult, he had a strong foundation and identity to lean on.

"The greatest blessing I had as a professional baseball player was having a deeper sense of purpose in my life...I wasn't a baseball player. I was an individual that had baseball as a talent that I could build off and use to make the world a better place, to bless lives, to provide for a family...those who are just all in and have nothing else, it makes baseball that much harder."

Maintaining perspective as a baseball player is difficult because of how fleeting success can be. Having more than just baseball to your identity can be so helpful when things go wrong on the field. Being a well rounded human being will make you a better player.

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Bobby Tewksbary

Bobby is a co-founder of Pelotero. After finishing his collegiate and professional player career, he owned a baseball training facility for over a decade. He has worked with thousands of players of all ages - including pitching to one of my clients in the MLB Home Run Derby.

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