Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

Interview with Benny Castillo

Benny Castillo, owner of Cool Breeze Baseball Academy, joins us on this episode. His fire for life is unmatched and his impact on the game of baseball has been enormous. From growing up in the Bronx, to his playing and coaching days, the story of Benny’s life is a must listen. Follow Benny Castillo on Facebook and look him up if you’re ever in Lakeland, FL. Benny is a friend to everyone!

Podcast Highlights:

  • 01:30 Video Starts
  • 04:15 Benny and I reminisce.
  • 06:45 You’re not that good.
  • 09:15 Benny talks about his upbringing. My life is like a good movie.
  • 13:30 Officer Joe introduces Benny to organized baseball.
  • 19:30 Benny talks about his college experience.
  • 29:45 Why Benny fell in love with baseball.
  • 34:00 Benny talks about his fire and passion. Growing up in the Bronx.
  • 37:55 Benny talks about his first meeting with the legendary Gary Ward of Oklahoma State.
  • 46:00 The impact Benny has as a coach.
  • 54:00 Playing the game the right way. The process.
  • 57:40 As long as you’re playing, you have a chance.
  • 1:03:51 Entitlement is a career killer.

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