Fathers

SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT: Bill Regan

    Name: Bill Regan Occupation: Director of Development, Coldwater of Lee’s Summit You’ve been a “C” You In The Major Leagues supporter since 2016, largely as a volunteer and a sounding board. What made you want to get involved? Bill Regan: It is time to get off the bench and get in the game…CYITML is for the young men and boys in our communities who are growing up in “fatherless environments”…without the guiding love … Read more

Hancock offers wonderful lessons with “Blue Moth”

A blue moth. It sounds innocent enough. Harmless. Not tough enough to be a hero such as the Green Hornet, but certainly a loveable underdog in a Saturday morning cartoon. Except in Bill Hancock’s life. The blue moth was unsafe. Malicious. Tainted. The blue moth was the best way for Hancock to describe and deal with the grief of losing a son. Dave Matthews sang about it in one of his solo songs: “You should … Read more

COMPOSURE: Fred Patek

This month’s “C” word has been COMPOSURE, which, in the “C” You In The Major Leagues lexicon, means that a person is calm in the eye of the storm; slows the game down; poised; and shows self-control. That usually described Royals Hall of Fame shortstop Fred Patek. With Patek being the August “Coaches with Character” honoree, we thought this would be a good time to remember more of Patek’s story, leading off with one when … Read more

COMPETITOR: Jeff Montgomery

This month, our focus is on our “C” word, COMPETITOR, which includes: Desire & ability to compete; High expectations; Tough minded – ability to overcome; Brings the best out of teammates. On one hand, this might be the easiest categories to fill. After all, one doesn’t reach the major-league level without being a great competitor. However, perhaps no position exemplifies COMPETITOR as well as a great closer. In this case, it’s the Royals’ all-time saves … Read more

20 ideas for fathers and sons

This past weekend, as I was rummaging through some photos, I came across a few from a trip to Chicago that my oldest son and I took last year. See, my wife and I decided about 10 years ago that when each of our three children turned 13, we would take each on a trip of their choice — within the continental United States. My wife took our daughter to see some boy band in … Read more