Planning

In 1991, I learned the importance of “Drop Your Agenda” during IBM sales training in Atlanta, GA. This was several weeks long of classes that taught us the importance of PLANNING. See, there is only one thing you have 100% control over when it comes to a sales call—that’s your preparation.

Meanwhile, this basic principle has followed me throughout my entire career. I reinvented myself over 3 times including becoming a successful stock broker for Paine Webber and instructor for Towson University. Today I mainly focus on Information Technology and Coaching Baseball and Soccer.

My experience with computers began in 1978 when my father started a programming business designing custom solutions to the construction, manufacturing, and distribution industry. I later attended University of Maryland in College Park and Johns Hopkins University and earned a Master’s Degree in MIS.

These skills have served me well on the ballfield. For example, last year I took a team that never won a game in the previous season (RPBL Baze) to the championships. Read more


Well, once again that dream came true this year with the Junior Orioles. Back in April 2017 when we began, i noticed very quickly many of the challenges that lies ahead. This Thursday, June 8th is our Game Seven.

One thing is for sure, it’s better to be “Safe than Sorry“.

Carpe diem. Seize the day.

Is it better to be Feared or Respected? That’s How Dad Did It.

Baltimore Superstars

Most “baby boomers” who recall the photo from the 1966 World Series (Box Score) recognize Brooksey, but who is Etchebarren # 8 & McNally #19? So many notorious Orioles have played in Baltimore but don’t get the same recognition.  In fact, depending on who you ask, you may get a wide variety of answers to the question, “who is your favorite Oriole”?

If you ask some of the 9-10 year old players on my team (RPBL Blaze) they might say, Manny Machado (my personal “active roster”), Chris Davis, Adam Jones, Matt Wieters, and J.J. Hardy.   But if you ask my adult league Brewers players, they might say Cal Ripken.  I want to take some time and recognize the “Iron Man”.

Minor league affiliates

Level Team League Location
AAA Norfolk Tides International League Norfolk, Virginia
AA Bowie Baysox Eastern League Bowie, Maryland
A Advanced Frederick Keys Carolina League Frederick, Maryland
A Delmarva Shorebirds South Atlantic League Salisbury, Maryland
Short Season A Aberdeen IronBirds New York–Penn League Aberdeen, Maryland
Rookie GCL Orioles Gulf Coast League Sarasota, Florida
DSL Orioles 1 Dominican Summer League Dominican Republic
DSL Orioles 2 Dominican Summer League Dominican Republic