Every team has that one guy who will not run out a weak pop fly, does not practice hard or losses his composer after a rough at bat or a rough inning of work on the mound. Think about it, how often are those types of teammates the captains of the team? Never. Why be that teammate who brings their team down when you could be a confidence booster for the other players. In my 15 years of playing organized baseball my many coaches have harped on this one phrase, "you never know who is watching." I can not stress this statement enough. Especially at the high school, college and pro level. If you are one of the guys that I described in the opening paragraph above, there is little chance that you will be able to move up to the next level. Recruiters notice the players who are negative, lazy and quick to anger.
Even when we do not know who is watching in the physical sense we can always count on God watching every move we make. God says in Colossians 3:23, "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men." Whether you are on the baseball field, the work place, school or in public, do not work to impress people. Work hard to glorify our lord and savior. People do not offer eternal life, only God does.
Keep this verse from James in mind throughout your daily walk, "My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry."
Brandon Miller, Seattle Mariners 6th Round Draft Pick, Currently pitching for the Everett Aquasox of the Northwest League (Short-Season Class A)