Never Regret Being Different.

I have been thinking about this all day today.  I woke up at my normal 5:30 am. I usually don’t look at my phone for the first hour as I focus on my morning routine. For some reason, I checked it and saw a text from my original ‘brother from another mother,”, Jay Hill. Jay …

Oh Man, I Love This Game!

I have to thank my Uncle Tom O’Brien for introducing baseball to me at the age of 7. At least that is as far back as I can remember. I loved to play catch, and field grounders and pop flies with him every day after school and on weekends. He taught me how to use …

Costa Rica To Corner Brook: Coach Holmes Returns To “The Rock”

How did you end up in Newfoundland?  Is the first question I get asked when they hear my American accent. I tell them the truth. I went looking for baseball opportunities as I do every year. There is an online service that my friend David Burns runs called Baseball Jobs Overseas.  If you are a …

Beyond Baseball

The idea for World Baseball Experience stemmed from my experience working with the great group of people at Beyond Sports Costa Rica. If it wasn’t for the owners Grant Leslie and Josh Erickson giving me the opportunity to coach in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama with their study abroad program for student-athletes, I would not …