I have a passion for Christ and the game of baseball. As a Christian I have found it tough at times to tone down my competitive nature. In the second game of the season, our opponent was trying to show up my team by stealing bags up 8 runs late in the game (I had a weaker lineup in because it was the 2nd game of a doubleheader). I got "fired up" and made a comment about it from across the field, I was so loud the umpire had to ask me to get back in the dugout. I felt horrible, I proclaim Jesus Christ, I can not act like that on the ball field. I also struggle with what I have always believed to be the "right way to play the game." For example: if you purposely hit my best player, we are going to hit your best player. That is how I have always felt the game should be played, but as a Christian can I intentionally hit an opposing batter? I am a demanding coach, my boys run to get in shape and run because for mental mistakes. Some parents don't understand that these kids are 13-15 and are about enter "real baseaball, I am trying to get them ready for middle school and high school ball. My flesh wants to tell these parents "I played high school ball, four years of college and in a big time summer league in which 2 teammates were drafted and 3 or 4 others signed as free agents. I know the game! But as a Christian I can not and do not want to be arrogant or rude. A lot of advice would be appreciated, thank you.