Central Michigan University baseball is one of the finest in the state of Michigan. Baseball players at C.M.U. are dedicated to being the best on and off the field. I had the privilege of working baseball for my first PES 283 rotation, and I think I will never forget it for the rest of my life. Coach Kriener demands the athletes to be the best students-athletes that they can be. I believe this is one reason no senior has graduated in twenty years without winning a ring. He teaches them to be winners; he will not accept anything but the best.
I believe that the best way to avoid injuries is to be in shape and use common sense. There are many factors that could cause injury on a baseball diamond. The best way to make our job as trainers easier is to prevent these injuries. The best way to prevent injury is to make sure that all the equipment is put on the side and not on the middle of the field, where someone going for a foul does not trip over a baseball or a helmet.
I do not think athletes really think in such terms until someone actually gets hurt.
One thing that I always kept my eye on when I was working was to make sure the catcher's were wearing their face mask when they were warming the pitchers in the bullpen. At first, the athletes thought I was telling them to put their mask on as an authoritative figure; however, after I explained to them it was for their own good, and I was only looking out for their safety, they realized why I was doing it. I believe one way to get the respect of the athletes and coaches on a team is to...