MAY 8, 2012

Deodorizing Courage

We all know that winning is the ultimate deodorizer.  Who doesn't love a winner? 


More importantly, however, is to recognize those who choose to be courageous and confident when they're stinkin' up the place ... and to acknowledge those who choose to be proud of them for their courage. 


While you thought you were proud of the Broncos earlier this season, I encourage you to extend that pride beyond the wins and losses.  Perhaps take even more pride in their recent courage in the face of adversity. 


The Broncos, who have struggled as of late after an inspiring start, are a group that have been challenged, and are choosing to respond. 


After a game in late April during a season of ups and downs, the Broncos were challenged to be more courageous.  Ten core principles were laid out and they could only return the next day if they chose to show courage in the face of adversity, and commit to those principles...


I will have the courage to...


1. Be our strongest link.

2. Be a selfless teammate & do whatever I can to help myself & the team improve.

3. Be positive in the face of adversity.

4. Have outstanding body language and positive reactions to adversity.

5. Keep my standards high for preparation, work ethic & commitment.

6. Not only face my fears, but attack them.

7. Recognize that struggle is progress.

8. Love success yet embrace the suck.

9. Have the time of my life at the yard every day.

10. Mentally and physically fight until the last pitch is thrown.


It's hard not to be proud of those who choose greatness, especially in the face of adversity.  And so it is with you, our Bronco Baseball friends and family.  Come out and support a group that chooses to embrace adversity rather than run from it.  Join us at the ballpark, and help show your support and appreciation for true courage.




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Dan O'Brien

Head Baseball Coach

Santa Clara University

Broncos Host 5 More Games at Schott Stadium

The Santa Clara University baseball team is finishing strong. Riding a 3 game winning streak, the Broncos (22-20 overall) are hosting one of their final home games of the year tonight against San Francisco State University. After tonight's game at Schott Stadium, the Broncos won't play again at home until the season's final week. The final week of the season brings in local rival Stanford and West Coast Conference contender Loyola Marymount. 


A look at the Bronco's remaining home games at Schott Stadium:

  • May 8: San Francisco State University (6:00pm)
  • May 22: Stanford University (6:00pm)
  • May 25: Loyola Marymount University (6:00pm)
  • May 26: Loyola Marymount University (1:00pm)
  • May 27: Loyola Marymount University (1:00pm)

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