WARwick the Mule


A man was lost while driving through the country. He tried to read a map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Though he wasn’t injured, his car was stuck deep in the mud. So the man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help.

“Warwick can get you out of that ditch,” said the farmer, pointing to an old mule standing in a field. The man looked at the haggardly mule and looked at the farmer who just stood there repeating, “Yep, old Warwick can do the job.” The man figured he had nothing to lose. The two men and Warwick made their way back to the ditch.


 The farmer hitched the mule to the car. With a snap of the reins he shouted, “Pull, Fred! Pull, Jack! Pull, Ted! Pull, Warwick!” And the mule pulled the car from the ditch with very little effort.

 The man was amazed. He thanked the farmer, patted the mule and asked, “Why did you call out all of those other names before you called Warwick?”

The farmer grinned and said, “Old Warwick is just about blind. As long as he believes he’s part of a team, he doesn’t mind pulling.”

This season: Will you pull teammates up like Warwick or push them down? Will you go to battle with them? Will you go to WAR with total trust and faith in your brothers and sisters on your team?

Know we are always better when we are apart of something bigger than ourselves. Battle. Fight. Win each pitch as a 1-Pitch Warrior this season.


Stayed tuned for next weeks 1PW Blog as I have been working on a new Process Based Measurement that you are sure to love that takes a look at the relationship between Line Drive/Groundball to Fly Ball/Strikeout Ratio. Some great practice, bating practice, and game strategies you will be able to incorporate into this upcoming season.

As always, W1N your day as a 1-Pitch Warrior!

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