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  • Did It Matter?
    December 31st, 2019

    By Luke Melms As we come to the end of the year, it is important to pause and reflect on everything you’ve accomplished. I want to give you a simple but deep question to ponder going into 2020 as you set new goals. The question to contemplate is, “Did it matter?” I believe we are all called to lead in […]

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  • Episode 28: From Hitting White Pearls to Chasing a White Coat – The Baseball and Business Podcast
    July 24th, 2019

    Former college player and current medical school student Jonathan Melms shares from his journey on the field and how this has prepared him for his biggest test on Episode 28. Here are the highlights from our conversation… 1. How juggling being a student-athlete at Macalester College prepared Jonathan for med school by being at an academically challenging school while playing […]

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  • Episode 27: The Transition – The Baseball and Business Podcast
    July 17th, 2019

    The transition from playing baseball to business can be one of the most challenging situations that we as baseball players face. This week former college player and Founder of Baseball and Business Luke Melms shares a few questions that have been emailed in recently and shares his thoughts and perspective on Episode 27. Here are […]

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  • Episode 26: Playing With No Regrets – The Baseball and Business Podcast
    July 10th, 2019

    Former MLB player and 2006 1st Round Pick of the Padres Matt Antonielli shares from the highs and lows of his pro ball career and how this perfectly positioned him to coach after his playing career in Episode 26. Here are the highlights from our conversation… 1. Why Matt decided to go to college versus […]

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  • Episode 25: From Baseball to the Battlefield – The Baseball and Business Podcast
    July 3rd, 2019

    Former D1 college player and Navy SEAL Jason Kuhn shares from his time on the mound, in special ops and how both led to starting his company Stonewall Solutions on Episode 25. Here are the highlights from our conversation… 1. How Jason went from dealing on the mound for a Top 25 team at Middle […]

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  • Episode 24: Degree or No Degree? – The Baseball and Business Podcast
    June 26th, 2019

    Former pro player and Red Sox draft pick Jeff Natale shares on Episode 24 from his journey in pro ball making it to AAA along with his transition to the other side where he recently took the dive into entrepreneurship. Here are the highlights from our conversation… 1. How Jeff was able to get attention […]

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  • Episode 23: Owning Your Journey in Baseball and Business – The Baseball and Business Podcast
    June 19th, 2019

    Former D1 player Alex Tuccio shares how the idea for starting his business ScoutDay was the byproduct of his own recruiting journey as a high school player on Episode 23. Here are the highlights from our conversation… 1. How Alex’s transition from Seton Hall to Siena after one semester was an importnat part of the journey […]

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  • Episode 22: The Power of Embracing The Journey – The Baseball and Business Podcast
    June 12th, 2019

    Former big leaguer with the Red Sox Jonathan Van Every shares from his 8 year journey through the minors before making his big league debut on Episode 22. Here are the highlights from our conversation… 1. His experience playing on a defending World Series championship team in Boston along with facing Araldis Chapman and Mariano Rivera 2. […]

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  • Episode 21: Painting The Corners – The Baseball and Business Podcast
    June 5th, 2019

    2015 Draft Pick by the Chicago White Sox and current pro player Alex Katz shares from his journey on the field and how this led to co-founding KD Custom Kicks on Episode 21. Here are the highlights from our conversation… 1. How Alex’s formal education at St. John’s University helped him learn first hand from […]

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  • Episode 20: Swig For The Fences – The Baseball and Business Podcast
    May 29th, 2019

    Dugout Mugs Founder and Managing Partner Randall Thompson shares his story of going from preferred walk on in college to playing pro ball in the Blue Jays organization and eventually starting the business after playing on Episode 20. Here are the highlights from our conversation… 1. How the beginnings in pro ball and entrepreneurship often […]

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