I have had several people ask me why baseball does not change. The comments were something like this – After all those are multi-million dollar players, don’t they want them to get better? The answer is simple and it transcends baseball. In order to change you must want to change. Then you must make a sincere and total commitment to change. You have to wipe the slate clean and start anew. There are so many examples in the sport world from this past week it is mind boggling. American throwers fall flat on their faces in World Championships – Why? Because their preparation and training are stuck in the past it is about as contemporary as a Jefferson Airplane vinyl album. Alan Webb fails to medal – it was very predictable. He is trained to run for time, not to race. Change is constant and uncomfortable. To hang with the big dogs and perform at the highest levels, demands a high level of discomfort. Many are not will to pay that price and many other do not know how to get there.