The Past DOES NOT Equal the Future

By Coach Ron Wolforth-


If you know a young baseball player who has been beat down by the world telling him that his past equals his future, print this off or forward it to him. 


Remember April?


Remember when the Mets were 11-1?


Remember when Didi Gregorius led the majors with 10 home runs and 30 RBIs at the end of April?


Remember when Johnny Cueto had a 0.84 ERA after the first month?


Remember when Chris Davis hit .167 in April?


Yes, it’s a long season.  Things obviously looked MUCH different in April than they do today, and that’s just a mere 5 months ago.  The truth is that this scenario is almost always the case. Lucky for mankind, the past DOES NOT equal the future.


Far too often we simply presume that what happened yesterday will be what happens tomorrow.


The famous actor Will Smith has spoken very eloquently on the subject:

“I think there is a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have. You have to believe that something different than what has happened for the past 50 million years of history… you have to believe something different can happen.”


Our very own Durathro Coordinator, Ollie Kadey tells every camper and their parents on morning #2 of the Elite Pitchers Boot Camp the story of Noah ‘Bumpy’ Syndergaard, and how he went from the butt of jokes early in his high school career to ‘Thor”, one of the hardest throwing starters in MLB.



The past definitely has never, and will never, EQUAL the future.  That’s maybe one of the very greatest Blessings our Creator gave us…  We get to choose.


Refuse to accept being written off or placed in a box and discarded.


Where you start doesn’t have to be where you finish.


Where you are at right now doesn’t have to be where you remain.


If you don’t like your past or your current situation or circumstance, go to work at carving a new direction.  Just decide this is who you are going to be, and this is what you are going to do.  Just decide.  Become ALL IN.  Then the universe forms around you.


Your future is literally forged by the depth and commitment of your daily decisions and your passions towards clear and unambiguous goals.


History is replete with story after story of this fact being true.


Regardless of the mindless cattle calls suggesting that past performance equals future performance, and anyone out of the top tier needn’t bother because the die has been cast… the only way it will be true for you is if YOU believe it to be true. 


The rest is up to you.


If you have a goal, regardless of if anybody else believes you can or not, we at the Texas Baseball Ranch® will walk right beside you all the way.  That’s exactly what we do.  We believe.  And we know unequivocally that without question… The past does not equal the future.


Now go create your future.


Stay curious and keep fighting the good fight.


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Are you ready to take the next step in your development as a pitcher?  Do you KNOW there’s another level waiting for you in this game?   If so, we encourage you to register for an upcoming Elite Pitchers Bootcamp and join us at The Ranch for a very special weekend.  To learn more or to register, go to


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Attention Coaches:  Our 19th Annual Ultimate Pitching Coaches Boot Camp is also now open for registration.  Major League Pitching Coaches, Brent Strom from the Houston Astros and Derek Johnson from the Milwaukee Brewers are 2 of the 15 presenters this year.
“Early Bird” rates available through October 1st.

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