Dear Dad

By Jonathan Massey –


As baseball is starting back up and having just celebrated Father’s Day, here is a special message shared by Texas Baseball Ranch’s® lead instructor, Jonathan Massey.


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Dear Dad,


Thank you for introducing me to the game of baseball. It was your favorite sport growing up and it quickly became mine. I had a dream of playing in the big leagues, and my dream also became your dream. It’s funny how life works out. I never made it to the big leagues, but now I get to help young men every day chase their dreams.


Thank you for always challenging me. You loved to play the devil’s advocate, it’s probably where I get it from. We used to get into some heated debates, but you forced me to know my arguments inside and out. (If I didn’t, you would exploit me.)  


Thank you for demanding my very best. I’ll never forget you telling me, “If you do everything in your power, study your tail off, and still make a C… I’ll be okay with that.” It wasn’t about the end result for you, it was about being able to look myself in the mirror and say I gave it everything I had. Process over results, always.


But most of all, Dad, thank you for loving me unconditionally. We have definitely had our good days and bad days, but you loved me the same through all of it. I wish I had realized how lucky I was to have a dad like you when you were still around.



Love, your son,





P.S. Hoping all the Texas Baseball Ranch® dads had a wonderful Father’s Day!


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Important TBR Notes & Updates


  • We know that everyone is excited about getting back to baseball and playing.  With that said, ramp up is going to be critically important after the long break.  In addition, the NCAA has extended the dead period to July 31 so college coaches are not allowed to watch or have any contact with players.  Keeping both of these things in mind, getting to the Texas Baseball Ranch® can be extremely valuable over the next several weeks to players’ preparation and ultimately performance.  Read more below or check out our current & upcoming events at


  • We have 4 remaining EPBCs on the schedule for this summer with the next one taking place July 3-5.   Due to current COVID-19 state mandates, we are only accepting 24 athletes per camp instead of our normal 45 and they are filling up fast. For more information on these popular events, please visit We are also loosening up our cancellation/change policy so that people can be comfortable in making plans now in the face of current & future uncertainty. ** We also have an option for you to extend your bootcamp weekend and stay for an additional week(s) and participate in our “Extended Stay Summer Developmental Program”.


  • Session 1 of our “Extended Stay Summer Development Program” concludes this week and has been a huge success.  Session 2 begins June 29th and Special Session 3 begins August 3rd.   More information is available at


  • Response to our “Ranch Remote” training option has been exciting.  It’s a program for people that would still like to get access to, and ongoing instruction from, the TBR staff but prefer to avoid travel due to the virus. Click here to get more information on this NEW, hyper-personalized training option.  The number of participants in this program is limited to 36 so if you’re interested, don’t delay.

Please call (936)588-6762 or email us:
for more details or to sign up for any of these options.

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