Those who can't do, teach. A common saying, and a fallacy.
For proof, look no farther than Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr., inducted today into the baseball Hall of Fame for staggering statistics and impeccable personal conduct.
In a day or two, they will be back at work.
Gwynn is in his sixth year as head coach at his alma mater, San Diego State University, a job with all the glamour of a maintenance engineer. He manicures the field, tosses towels in hampers, hits fungoes and spends quality time with players on the intricacies of hitting to the opposite field and passing mid-terms.
Ripken is fast becoming the foremost youth baseball instructor in America, running camps and tournaments from facilities he's developed, authoring instructional books and DVDs, and overseeing 75,000 youngsters playing in the Cal Ripken Baseball Division. He's making money, to be sure, but appears genuinelyRead More »from Gwynn, Ripken are passionate about teaching