Now I know you come every week to read great information on dating, traveling, food, Des and I and what our latest adventure is and you are probably expecting me to talk about The Bachelorette and the guys that Andi is now putting through the ringer, but I am not going to! Instead, I want to share with you a very unique correlation between relationships and baseball. Yep, I said it. There are, if you weren’t aware, similarities between being a good partner to being a good baseball player.

Baseball is a game of repetition. Stop it. Get that out of your mind!

Baseball is a game of repetition where you have to continue to practice, work hard and put in the time to get better at what you are passionate about. It takes dedication, hard work, perseverance and communication to get better. Much like a relationship, you are only going to be good at baseball if you want to be and if you take the time to do the little things. Now I tend to be a man of routines. When I was playing baseball I would always get to the park at 1pm. I would ride the bike to warm up for about 15 minutes. Then, I would take my glove and a bucket of balls into the batting cages and throw over 100 balls every day into the net at a target I set up. What I was practicing was getting my release point down, or becoming more accurate on the mound so that I could execute my pitches better when it mattered – GAME TIME!

Much like baseball, a relationship takes dedication, hard work, perseverance and communication in order to last. If you aren’t willing to put in the time to get to know your partner and their unique qualities, then what makes you think it will last? If you buckle every time things get hard and don’t want to try and make the relationship work, it won’t! If you don’t practice on letting him/her know how you are feeling and sharing with them what is going on in your life, you will naturally create a wall between the two of you. Relationships last and do so much better when you take the time to communicate and care for the other person. Just like baseball, if you can hone in on what your objective is – a long lasting, successful relationship – you are going to be thankful you put in the work at the beginning when you are spending the best times of your life at the end!

How about that for relating the two?!

As always, you all are the best and thank you for taking the time to read this and visit Des’s blog. How would you feel if I were to give some tips to the guys on the show next week? Maybe I will…

See you around the corner.


  • Arleen Spendlove

    Very well said Chris.