Silence On The Sidelines: An MLB Insider’s ‘Manifesto’ On Youth Sports
May 04, 2015
Baseball’s Mike Matheny speaks with Fresh Air’s Dave Davies about his playing career, managing in the big leagues and the pressures of youth sports. Matheny is the author of The Matheny Manifesto.
I truly believe in the old saying that nobody cares what you have to say until they know that you care. And I’ve seen that work, and I’ve seen the opposite also, so that’s an atmosphere that we’ve tried to create on our staff. We’re not going to pull rank. We’re going to figure out how to make people better by serving them better. And that – yeah, that kind of sounds fuzzy, you know, and kind of warm, and it’s not anything except getting outside of yourself and your own intentions and your own ambitions and trying to make it about somebody else.