I believe that my greatest skill is baseball. In my youth, I found that I didn’t enjoy sports as much as my parents pushed me to try them. Quite possibly the competitive nature of sports was not enjoyable and I felt that staying within the comforts of home was better. However, something clicked after following baseball for a season and I urged my parents to sign me up. The first season of baseball that I played was a learning experience, but was exciting the entire way.
It was a bright, boiling summer morning when I picked up my first softball. The atmosphere was still consumed by the enthusiasm of small children as they prepared for their lengthy summer. I thought nothing of the day- it was merely another summer day filled with melting temperatures and boisterous children. Sports were nothing new to me at that moment, for I had heard the numerous tales of how my father had succeeded as a baseball pitcher and endured many hardships in the process. At the time, softball was simply another time-consuming activity to decrease my infinite amount of energy.
Although I knew deep down this fate was inevitable, I was still awestruck. I lost all confidence in myself. If I couldn’t even make the freshman team, how could I do anything? I was deterred, but fought back. I joined another little league team and had the best season yet as a baseball player.
Confidence and friendship are very important to a lot of people. Confidence is needed to excel in sports. In baseball, when someone is up to bat you usually hear their coach saying something about confidence and that they can hit the ball. My life revolves around sports, so confidence is very important to me. If I do not have confidence I am not going to get any better, or be any good at all.
Think Big Leagues When I play baseball with my friends I have lots of fun, but imagine what it would be like to play on a professional team. My parents dream for me is to be successful and happy, but I have had an interest in baseball since I was four years old. I remember waking up ready to go play a tournament in the fresh summer air. When I watch the games on T.V, Mike Trout always stood out to me. To be a professional just like him, I would have to work as hard as him to get to the pros.
This is the story of when I tried baseball and how it was. It was one summer morning and my dad was up early for something and I did not know why and I heard a crack and I walked in the living room and nothing was wrong and I asked my dad” What happened.” He said “Oh I was watching the boston Red soxs play baseball and David ortiz just hit a homerun.” I said “What’s baseball.” “It’s a really fun sport.’’ my dad said “ I want to play.” I said “Ok we can probably get you a glove tomorrow.” my dad said So tomorrow we got a glove and we started throwing and I couldn’t really do it and then we did some hitting off the tee and I did pretty good.I kept practicing and kept on doing it until I could play tee.
The Rookie tries its best to mirror the surface of everyday life by showing a Navy family that moves a lot, a rough father-son relationship, and a family enduring hardship when Jim is pursuing his dream of being in the major leagues. The filmmakers are trying to portray this as real life by giving the audience something that could relate to their personal life. On another note, The Rookie has a neatly plotted storyline where the audience can easily predict the final outcomes of each situation. The Rookie also emphasizes emotions, particularly when it comes to the topic of baseball. Young Jim Morris was devastated to learn that there was no baseball in Texas and with the move being as hard as it was, it didn’t help when his father told him, “There are more important things in life than baseball, sooner you figure that out, the better”.
So one day, Benny who hit the group's last ball, left the group stranded to find a replacement. Remarkably Scotty swaps the ball with one from his stepfather's prized accumulation. When this likewise ends up over the wall and into Mr. Mertle’s junkyard, Smalls uncovers that the ball is extraordinary. To the group's frightfulness, they take in that the ball Smalls brought had Babe Ruth's signature, making it significant. The group builds a dynamically complex arrangement of machines to recoup it remotely, yet every endeavor closes in disappointment.
I always asked everyone about college and if they think it is better than High school. Many say that it is hard but, some people think it is better because it is on you. As of right now, I am truly enjoying the college life and working hard and making friends and trying to fit new things. However, this does not come easy for me and it took me a long time to get use to the difference between highs school and college. In high school, I played baseball and I have always been known in West Warwick so playing baseball as easy for me, but this year it changed because I started to play for the college baseball team and I became very busy.
These athletes are some of the world’s biggest role models to the younger generations. Many kids grow up playing sports striving forward in life just because of what an athlete does on TV to “entertain.” Take David Ortiz for an example. David is a DH for the Boston Red Sox, he is a future Hall of Famer and is statistically proven to be the best DH that baseball has ever had. He grew up in a small village with a family who was struggling just to keep food on the table. Even though David lived in such a harsh surrounding, he never let that get to him.
Michael wasn’t a born ready basketball player that everyone thought he was because of his success in the NBA. One of Michael’s coaches once said, “Jordan, interestingly, was not a “Natural” basketball player” (Johnson). The natural born talent Jordan had was playing baseball, so in order to become successful, he had to practice and work harder than others. One journalist stated,” Jordan’s high school basketball coach, Clifton Herring, picked up the young athlete each morning at 6:00 to practice the game before school” (Johnson). In contrast to not making the basketball team for his high school, Jordan worked hard everyday to get better and use the athleticism god had given him.
In the early 1970s international committees took the initiative to improve the Dominican education system teaching students English and other important subjects. For the next decade the country saw a slight growth in the economy. Next came the “Age of the Academy” and how Major League Baseball in the eyes of many, took over the country. For these young men living this lifestyle the only way to follow the paths of their TV idols is to find every way off the island. This text explains the everyday struggles of Dominican ballplayers, how the MLB has influenced the decline of education in the country, and what solutions there are to fix this baseball culture in the future.
In “Thanks to His Work Behind Plate, Cervelli is Pirates’ quiet MVP”, it talks about how Francisco Cervelli’s efforts behind the plate is helping the Pirates to a successful season. The article talks about many things Cervelli had to face in order to become such a big part of the Pirates success. It talks about the attitude he had, to make him such a great player. This article uses stats and facts in order to show the audience what a extraordinary player Cervelli is. The first thing that makes a successful catcher is being relaxed and quiet behind the plate.
If you ask a baseball fan to name a player that really stood out to them, there is a good chance they would name one player. That player is Derek Jeter. Derek Jeter was a very popular baseball player throughout his career (1992-2014). Being an all-star shortstop for the New York Yankees he had a pretty eventful career. Derek Jeter was a special man in many baseball fan’s hearts, he was one of the best to play the game, he has a very interesting early life, professional career, and personal life.
One reason why i like this book is because when he got injured he kept trying to succeed. I like that he kept trying to push himself when he got hurt because he always followed his dream and made it. The 12 year old name was Michael Arroyo and since he was young he loved baseball. Michael had a pitching arm so nice that it threw heat. Michael was from Cuba and its sad that he only has his 17 year old brother to take care of him.