"I expect so much out of myself," he explained. "Last year, I would hit the ball 350 feet but it would be an out and I'd get so angry that it wasn't a hit. I understand now that it's not OK to lash out and be that way, because my team will see that and think it's fine to act that way. I needed to better understand that baseball is a game of failure, and you will fail more than you succeed; I pride myself on being a leader, not someone that's going to disrupt the clubhouse. Baseball is a game, and we're here to have fun. I understand that I was lashing out, but now that I see that guys are listening to what I tell them ... I take a lot of pride in helping coach them, and I think people doubting us is only going to add fuel to the fire. When we're firing on all cylinders, we'll be tough to beat."
“I’ve been playing for Ken since I was 8, and I wouldn’t be half the player I am today without him,” said Bracy, a rising star at G.W. “I’ve never known another coach outside the high school level.