Another Lor List

- Pushing through is important. My friend Tariq is always tweeting W-U-S-H (write until something happens) something I repurpose for myself

- “After weeks of negotiations she bought me my first camera for my 19th birthday and gave me life for the second time.” - Me, about my mother in my purpose statement for graduate school

- It’s okay to take a step back from time-to-time and re-evaluate/listen/reflect/learn

-Scottie Pippen was one of the 50 greatest players of all-time

- Allen Iverson deserves more love for his contribution to the culture of sports

- Kobe Bryant’s ‘Muse’ Showtime documentary is good

- The kids back home are getting scholarship offers and going to prom and all of that. I love seeing them grow and reach their goals

- Leadership is a skill

- Poise is a skill

- My friends back home are doing great things 

- “Breathe” - Fabolous, 2004

- “Trust the process”- a bunch of people before Joel Embiid, but I like Joel Embiid on and off the court so I’m going give him the attribution

- When the sun consistently shines over Boston, like when it’s consistently over seventy degrees it’s really on and popping

- My friend and colleague Marissa got me Martellus Bennett’s latest book “Dear Black Boy” and it’s definitely a keepsake

-Sometimes you just gotta lay out on the roof of your apartment building and listen to Young Jeezy

- Cut through the noise

Last month I was out in the bullpen before a game talking to bullpen coach Craig Bjornson (on the left in the picture below) and we were just talking about the pen and I just started thinking about what relievers mean to baseball in general. 

After I answered the “why” for myself that I started thinking about what exactly I wanted to do with them, and most importantly the “how”. The project a great exercise in planningcommunicating the idea to the players and to people in various departments throughout the time I was workshopping the idea with Billie, and collaborating with people from various departments. 

Teamwork y’all.

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