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The Matheny Manifesto - A Young Manager's Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life

Mike Matheny

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's New York Times bestselling manifesto about what parents, coaches, and athletes get wrong about sports; what we can do better; and how sports can teach eight keys to success in sports and life. Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success, leading the Cards to the postseason four times in his first four years−a Major League record−people have noticed something else about his life, something not measured in day-to-day results. Instead, it's based on a frankly worded letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached, a cry for change that became an Internet sensation and eventually a "manifesto." The tough-love philosophy Matheny expressed in the letter contained his throwback beliefs that authority should be respected, discipline and hard work rewarded, spiritual faith cultivated, family made a priority, and humility considered a virtue. In The Matheny Manifesto, he builds on his original letter by first diagnosing the problem at the heart of youth sports−it starts with parents and coaches−and then by offering a hopeful path forward. Along the way, he uses stories from his small-town childhood as well as his career as a player, coach, and manager to explore eight keys to success: leadership, confidence, teamwork, faith, class, character, toughness, and humility. From "The Coach Is Always Right, Even When He's Wrong" to "Let Your Catcher Call the Game," Matheny's old-school advice might not always be popular or politically correct, but it works. His entertaining and deeply inspirational book will not only resonate with parents, coaches, and athletes, it will also be a powerful reminder, from one of the most successful new managers in the game, of what sports can teach us all about winning on the field and

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's New York Times bestselling manifesto about what parents, coaches, and athletes get wrong about sports; what we can do better; and how sports can teach eight keys to success in sports and life. Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success, leading the Cards to the postseason four times in his first four years−a Major League record−people have noticed something else about his life, something not measured in day-to-day results. Instead, it's based on a frankly worded letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached, a cry for change that became an Internet sensation and eventually a "manifesto." The tough-love philosophy Matheny expressed in the letter contained his throwback beliefs that authority should be respected, discipline and hard work rewarded, spiritual faith cultivated, family made a priority, and humility considered a virtue. In The Matheny Manifesto, he builds on his original letter by first diagnosing the problem at the heart of youth sports−it starts with parents and coaches−and then by offering a hopeful path forward. Along the way, he uses stories from his small-town childhood as well as his career as a player, coach, and manager to explore eight keys to success: leadership, confidence, teamwork, faith, class, character, toughness, and humility. From "The Coach Is Always Right, Even When He's Wrong" to "Let Your Catcher Call the Game," Matheny's old-school advice might not always be popular or politically correct, but it works. His entertaining and deeply inspirational book will not only resonate with parents, coaches, and athletes, it will also be a powerful reminder, from one of the most successful new managers in the game, of what sports can teach us all about winning on the field and
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's New York Times bestselling manifesto about what parents, coaches, and athletes get wrong about sports; what we can do better; and how sports can teach eight keys to success in sports and life. Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success, leading the Cards to the postseason four times in his first four years−a Major League record−people have noticed something else about his life, something not measured in day-to-day results. Instead, it's based on a frankly worded letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached, a cry for change that became an Internet sensation and eventually a "manifesto." The tough-love philosophy Matheny expressed in the letter contained his throwback beliefs that authority should be respected, discipline and hard work rewarded, spiritual faith cultivated, family made a priority, and humility considered a virtue. In The Matheny Manifesto, he builds on his original letter by first diagnosing the problem at the heart of youth sports−it starts with parents and coaches−and then by offering a hopeful path forward. Along the way, he uses stories from his small-town childhood as well as his career as a player, coach, and manager to explore eight keys to success: leadership, confidence, teamwork, faith, class, character, toughness, and humility. From "The Coach Is Always Right, Even When He's Wrong" to "Let Your Catcher Call the Game," Matheny's old-school advice might not always be popular or politically correct, but it works. His entertaining and deeply inspirational book will not only resonate with parents, coaches, and athletes, it will also be a powerful reminder, from one of the most successful new managers in the game, of what sports can teach us all about winning on the field and

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jerry B. Jenkins, Mark Deakins

Length:

5h 47m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:21


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:14


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:26


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:01


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:10


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:07


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:34


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:29


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:58


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:39


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

00:38