Yoenis Cespedes Superstar Athlete Addictive Personality Feb28

Yoenis Cespedes Supe...

By now we have all heard the rags to riches story of Yoenis Cespedes a Cuban baseball player who risked it all to come to the United States while leaving his two year old son behind. A lucky, grateful Cuban escapee who is blessed with uncommon abilities on the playing field which have made...

Alex Rodriguez Rises From the Ashes Feb20

Alex Rodriguez Rises...

It seems like it was only yesterday when Alex Rodriguez was coming off a one year suspension from baseball. During a year plus window A-Rod started multiple lawsuits against his team, major league baseball and others, while trying to cope and deal with assorted injuries and an aging body. But...

Pete Rose For The Si...

In this psychology of sports minute Dr. Richard Lustberg further examines Rose’s behaviors and the public’s fascination with him. http://psychologyofsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Pete-Rose-Take-2.mp3...

Tejada-Utley The Met...

1-The Mets lost game two because they were not good enough. Chase Utley’s slide took away from a number of salient points that pointed to a poor Met performance. 2-The umpires decision to not call interference or for that matter a personal foul (football style) definitely hurt but would, have...

Matt Harvey By The N...

Matt Harvey by the numbers a look at what is going on with him. 1-Matt Harvey was not stuck in traffic in the Midtown Tunnel for whatever reason he was late that is between Harvey and the team.  As a fan I could care less. What his teammates and management think-well that is for Harvey to...

Matt Harvey What Goes Up Must Come Down Jun13

Matt Harvey What Goe...

It was inevitable that Matt Harvey who we made into a savior was going to encounter adversity– we all do. His first encounter was with Tommy John Surgery and ALL that comes with it. Everyone predicted a full physical recovery from the surgery for Harvey and the odds were certainly in...

David Wright Will No...

David Wright is done as a premier baseball player. A true gentleman and phenomenal talent is nearing the end any way you want to look at it. The Mets however are better—but getting to the next level will take them out of their comfort zone. 1-David Wright will never return to the form of his...

Why Alex Rodriguez Lied and So What Nov07

Why Alex Rodriguez L...

The latest revelation that Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal prosecutors that he took PEDs and did business with Biogenesis was not surprising.  If anyone thought that Rodriguez had not taken PEDs than I have a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge to sell them. Rodriguez suffers from a low...

Pete Rose: A Hall of Fame Gambling Addict and Narcissist Mar11

Pete Rose: A Hall of...

At 72 years old Pete Rose banned for life from baseball spends his time signing autographs and talking to anyone who will listen. He is a man who for the last 25 years has been on the outside looking in while chasing a buck at baseball memorabilia functions; much in the same manner he played...

Alex Rodriguez: Psychologically and Legally Checkmated-UPDATED Jan12

Alex Rodriguez: Psyc...

The wait is over Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for an unprecedented full season. What Rodriquez does next will tell us a lot about A-Rod’s state of mind.  But my best guess is that he has not learned a thing from all that has gone down. A-Rod has displayed a predictive pattern of having...

Fired Coaches and Fans Deal With Psychological and Emotional Adjustments Dec30

Fired Coaches and Fa...

Black Monday is upon us, already many coaches have been let go, and there is little doubt that there are more firings to come.  The reactions from fans, players, and those within their respective organizations is overwhelming, but I can assure you that the coaches who were let go are...

In Sports And Life Blown Calls Can Have Devastating Effects Dec29

In Sports And Life B...

Every single week during the year various sports leagues release statements which are basically a mea culpa for the mistakes that their officials made. Some are worse than others and their mistakes can have drastic effects on the lives and careers of both players and coaches. This is the...

Carlos Beltran’...

On a day of celebration where Carlos Beltran was being re-introduced to the New York media and the sports world as a New York Yankee his choice to put down the Mets demeaned both his new team as well as himself. And if nothing else it was in poor taste. It is amazing but not surprising that...

Curtis Granderson: A...

The Mets signing of Curtis Granderson is being hailed by some as the next coming of Keith Hernandez or Mike Piazza in terms of his potential impact to turn the team around and wake it up out of its current morose state—and that may be the case. Granderson is a wonderful addition to the Mets....

Carlos Beltran: A Br...

  The signing of Carlos Beltran is a great signing for the New York Yankees for a lot of reasons. First he adds another dependable bat in the lineup and definitely is an upgrade in right field over who they have now. Ichiro Suzuki and who else?  They can not have all speed boys in the...

Robinson Cano: Think...

What was Robinson Cano thinking?  On first blush he was not. Without knowing the Yankees offer which I am sure we are going to find out Cano followed the money. Clearly Jacoby Ellsbury’s contract altered the Yankees and Cano’s landscape and perhaps his thinking and feelings. Players have...

Derek Jeter: Brilliant Both On and Off The Field Nov03

Derek Jeter: Brillia...

Derek Jeter is far from a perfect person or baseball player but in a career that has spanned close to twenty years Jeter has nary a scratch on him when it comes to his personal image and the stellar reputation he enjoys with the public and press. In a day and age when many are scandal ridden...

World Series: Drafting Michael Wacha and Trevor Rosenthal- Football: RGlll and Geno Smith Oct26

World Series: Drafti...

Psychology of Sports Talking Sports: World Series It is a a lazy Saturday as we prepare for game three of the World Series.  And as has been our sometime traditon The Psychology of Sports Talks Sports we will be back with our usual fare in our next post. There is no doubt that the Red Sox are...

For Red Sox and Cardinals Similar Paths To Victories In The World Series-While Taking Different Paths To Get There Oct25

For Red Sox and Card...

For the Cardinals and Red Sox the formula for winning and losing in the first two games of the World Series has been eerily similar, good pitching and timely hitting, combined with errors and miscues in the field.  It would be an understatement to say that both games were crisply played....

For Patriots, Suh, Rodriguez and All–Consequences Can Be Inconsistent and Unfair Oct22

For Patriots, Suh, R...

Chris Jones of the New England Patriots was called this past Sunday for pushing a teammate in an attempt to block a field goal against the Jets.  Both Jones and Bill Belichick took immediate responsibility and accountability for the mistake which most likely cost the Pats the game. In...