“Josh’s stable of experts includes a mindset coach, an isokinetic performance trainer, a nutritionist, three sprinting specialists and a power-lifting guru. He also has a family friend who acts as his public relations guy, although Josh already speaks like someone who has had extensive media training.” Matthew Stanmyre on the engineering of 15-year-old sports superstar.

+ “You did what you were supposed to do — which is to force the issue. And you did that. You shouldn’t feel bad.” Great piece by Giant’s third baseman Matt Duffy who tells the story of his first couple weeks in the big leagues. This is assigned reading for me, and for my nine year-old son.