Jimmy Osting

Episode 07

18 MAR 2019

He’s a cradle Catholic, having attended Catholic grammar and high schools, his kids are altar servers, and oh, he just happens to have pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres (drafted by the Atlanta Braves) and recently was a guest instructor at San Francisco Giants spring training. Listen to how he is teaching more than just baseball techniques to kids at his academy.

Guest Quotes:

“For younger kids that I deal with on a daily basis… there are options out there – to do what they want to do and be where they need to be.”

“You have to kind of find your path and make what works for you you.”

“At those times of adversity, that’s when you find out what your faith is really about.”

“I was very blessed with a family background of being grounded and keeping both feet firmly on the ground and working hard and understanding that your faith comes first.  Without God, nothing else is possible.  And, you know that your talents come from Him… Without (God) you don’t have anything.”

“The longer I do what I do, I think the more I am a teacher of becoming a man through hard work and dedication, for love of life and becoming a leader in the communities that these kids live (in).”

“I know a lot of people kind of shy away from wanting to be that role model.  But, it goes beyond the game.  It goes beyond baseball.  I want kids… to know, to build that confidence… that they can get past a struggle.”

“You make mistakes and things happen, but it’s how you accept that and how you bounce back from that.  God loves you unconditionally and those are the things that, we’re all human, we all make mistakes, we all battle through those mistakes.  But at the end of the day when you lay your head on the pillow and you say your prayers, you have to know that (God) has unconditional love for you.”

Related link:

Jimmy’s baseball academy

(This episode contains a prayer adapted from one by an unknown Confederate Soldier, as seen in Play Like A Champion Today’s prayerbook for sports, God, Be In My Sport)

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