Winningest state baseball coach retires

Tim O’Driscoll, who has served as the official scorer for Brewers games for the past 20 years, cited health concerns in retiring as the head baseball coach at Hartland Arrowhead High School on Tuesday, according to the Lake Country Reporter. 
O’Driscoll, 62, is the winningest coach in Wisconsin high school baseball history with a 742-328 record, and his Arrowhead Warhawks are the defending state baseball champions. He also led the school to a state title in 1979.
“Right now it’s not a life threatening illness, but it’s something that has to be taken care of immediately,” O’Driscoll told the Reporter on Tuesday afternoon. “But it is something I have to address and because of that, I won’t be able to coach. It hurts a lot to leave the position. When you’ve been doing something for 35 years, it’s not very easy to step away. It’s a very emotional time right now for my family and myself.”
O’Driscoll declined to tell the newspaper more specifics about the ailment. A pair of Brewers spokesmen said they were unaware of whether O’Driscoll’s health will take him away from official scorer duties. 
He served in that capacity Monday night with his usual sense of humor, yelling scoring decisions and pitching lines across the press box because of a malfunctioning public address system, and was on the lineup card again Tuesday. 
Baseball practice at Arrowhead begins Friday, and the school begins the season ranked No. 1 in the state. 
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I agree with you Kent. I also think the decision by the kids to forgo golfdish crackers is important and totally in line with biblical teaching on earning/giving. I’ve made a million decisions just like this throughout my life that seem minuscule, but have added up over the years to affect my finances/ heart/ giving tremendously. Who despises the day of small things? ( Zechariah 4:10). What we earn truly is inseparable from what we give, to the extent of how it affects everything in our life. Focus on just accumulating wealth and there’s enough evidence in the world to see this doesn’t end well for people. The bible is pretty clear on what God thinks of this and where it leads. Unfortunately, we’re more concerned in America on how much someone earns each year instead of how much they spend (responsibly). I wonder how it would affect our culture if in a job interview the common question asked by the employer was, how much do you plan on spending this year, instead of asking, how much do you plan on earning with us this year? It probably would reveal a great deal about the person. In focusing our attention solely on earning vs. spending/giving we can actually end up earning less in the long term, and at the expense of things in our life that are more precious than money. Our present financial downturn in America is ample evidence to support this. In my finances I’ve learned it’s just as important, if not more, to focus on what you spend; what you spend is just as important as what you make. I’ve found I can live on less than I thought and still have plenty to give back to God. It also prepares me for those big unexpected financial blows . I’m all for people making as much money as they feel they want to pursue, but I’m totally not for wasting what we have, or pursuing it at the expense of their relationships/giving , especially their relationship with Jesus/God. We only have a limited time on earth so it’s important to to learn the bible’s teaching on balancing earning with giving. It truly is more blessed to give than to receive.

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