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It’s a game, it’s a science and it’s a business. I used to look at it from a lot of different angles, and I played it very hard and I understood how to perform well. It wasn’t by accident. A lot of natural ability, but you really have to think about it and work to become as good as you can in baseball, business, or whatever…
It wasn’t about getting rich back then or multi-year contracts, because there were none. It was about: ‘How do you take care of your life? How do you use the sport to catapult you to the next level?’
– Dave Winfield
I’ve known Dave Winfield for over 20 years, and I’m always struck by how wise and eloquent he is. I mean, here’s a guy who was blessed with every athletic gift imaginable – could have played professionally in any sport – and he’s got the life skills and business skills to match.
In the pod, we talked about how athletic his kids are, why he left broadcasting, the early days with the Padres, how he became so interested in business, Don Mattingly and the Dodgers, and dozens of other things.
NOTE: Unfortunately, the audio cuts out from15:08 to 15:32.