Ostrich Award


I have decided to institute a new award among the numerous awards given in sport. I am sure this sure will soon rival the ESPY’s in prestige. It will not be an annual but will be awarded more frequently to honor those who have buried their heads in the sand as deep as possible to avoid the most obvious of problems. The first winner is George Mitchell, that tireless anti- drug crusader who did his best to expose and eradicate drugs from professional baseball. Eleven months after his commission report here are his words: “There is an awareness of the problem and a focus on dealing with it,” George you and your friend Bud Selig and all those fat cat owners need to wake up. The problem is there, but there is no problem if the people involved don’t admit there is a problem. Home run balls flying out of the park and 100 mph fastball draw fans. Asses on numbers make money. Get real this is entertainment not sport, right up there with WWF. If baseball was serious why did the club that was the epicenter of the drugs in baseball just rehire the strength and conditioning that was at ground zero during that whole period and then was personal trainer for one of the biggest abusers? Hypocrisy!
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Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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