The 2017 baseball season has launched! And so has another year of home runs. In fact, as of this morning, there have been 72 of them in this less-than-a-week-old season. Frankly, few things in baseball are as fun to watch as a home run. So if you’re any sort of baseball fan, the 54-second video above will probably get your blood pumping for the good ole’ round tripper.
But a home run on the diamond matters little compared to a home run for your family. That’s right—regardless of which AL or NL team you cheer for, there’s one team which needs your undivided and loyal commitment—your “home” team.
I and my son Brett wrote about this most important place a few years back, releasing our book Home Run at the start of the 2014 baseball season. And each year I unashamedly plug it when the boys of summer take the field.
Why? As I write in Home Run, I want to “help your family work well. That’s why I focus on the core roles and relationships under every roof: dad, mom, son, and daughter. Regardless of your marital status, you are connected in one of these basic relationships. This is true for everyone in the world. Becoming your best in these relationships will go a long way in helping you hit home runs for the rest of the people on your team.”
It’s my hope that, as the season continues and home runs keep rocketing out of the park, every baseball fan will be even more excited about swinging for the fence in the one place where it matters most—under their own roof. I, for one, am digging in to the batters box yet again to take another swing. Join me, won’t you?