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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence — The Philadelphia Eagles honored Kobe Bryant with an amazing mural of him inside the team’s training facility. Among beautiful photographs it contains “KOBE’S 10 RULES”. They are:

1. Get Better Every Single Day

2. Prove Them Wrong

3. Work On Your Weaknesses

4. Execute What You Practiced

5. Learn From Greatness

6. Learn From Wins & Losses

7. Practice Mindfulness

8. Be Ambitious

9. #Believe In Your Team

10. Learn Storytelling

It’s no wonder he was the great athlete he was. He walked the walk and talked the talk. You can see this mural here.

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I don’t think we fully expected MLB’s return-to-play plan to go off without a hitch, but this certainly isn’t the start that anyone was hoping for. Over a dozen people testing positive on one team and games being canceled within the first week? CBS Sports reports that “MLB commissioner Rob Manfred held a conference call with owners Monday and said he believes the ‘the protocols are adequate to keep our players safe’ but they will revisit some health directives. Right now, it really doesn’t feel like Manfred has a strong grasp on controlling this thing. It feels like he’s more just covering his eyes and hoping that things will work out for the best.” I couldn’t agree more. Manfred needs to tighten the screws by putting a better mitigation protocol into place – ASAP. It was reported that Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez, who has battled heart issues, said he’s scared and his concern has gone “from an 8 to about a 12.” Manfred needs to roll up his sleeves and get to work, pronto.

Grinding Out The Profits

From the PLAYBOOK ADVANTAGE for August: By hook or by crook the 2020 MLB season is underway, albeit to a rocky start. As you are aware, due to the pandemic, the 2020 MLB campaign has been shortened to a 60-game season. With it, an illuminating report inside this month’s PLAYBOOK ADVANTAGE – free to readers of the Coffee Club – tells how each and every MLB team has fared over the past three regular seasons in 60-game spans, both to start the season and to conclude the year. You’ll be surprised at what you learn. FYI: The Cleveland Indians own the best record over the final 60 games in the American League. The Milwaukee Brewers hold the same distinction in the National League. Click here to read the entire report.

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