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What is the PHD of Baseball?

The PHD of Baseball is an acronym for the philosophy of baseball that directly reflects life: Pride! Heart! Determination!

PRIDE: Take pride in everything you do! Especially if your name is on it! Such as your homework, school projects, your team jersey & number is your name and anything else for that matter that is identified as your work...even making your bed, brushing your teeth, keeping yourself organized. Whether your on the ball field or in the classroom we promote our players to compete at all times to be the best version of themselves in order to create successful LIFE Habits. Take PRIDE in who you are and everything you do.

HEART: Love to Learn. Whatever we are involved in, we should perform with ENTHUSIASM and CARE. Your PASSION for the sport of baseball is directly related to the JOY others find when in your presence while playing baseball or collaborating on subjects and projects in school. Play, Study and Work with PASSION. Put your HEART into everything you do, especially learning and you will succeed in life as you will surround yourself with winners. Winners understand that when we are on the short end of the final score we are still WINNERS because in the long run we are perpetual "LEARNERS".  As long as we are LEARNING we are WINNING. Love to Learn and you will Love to Win. Your HEART defines your efforts and is directly related to your FORTITUDE and DRIVE, that it takes to be successful on the field, in the classroom and in LIFE.

DETERMINATION: To strive to overcome all obstacles no matter what they may be, even when they are ourselves, as they often turn out to be. Doing whatever it takes within the code of Honor, Courage and Respect to succeed. Often it takes GRIT and one must GRIND through those obstacles that often pop up on our journey through LIFE. It takes great DETERMINATION to become successful on the field, in the classroom and in life. Compete against yourself and previous test or quiz scores in the  classroom with determination to succeed on a daily basis and you will create habits that will follow you through life and will be your beacon to SUCCESS. 

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GUSBUSPHD = Ground Up Skills Building Undeniable Strength with Pride Heart and Determination!

GUSBUSPHD = Ground Up Skills Building Undeniable Strength with Pride Heart and Determination!

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