When watching or playing different sports it opens up the eyes of noticing the differences of the rules and cultures of that sport, and George Carlin made it coherent when comparing baseball and football. In the passage “Baseball vs. Football” the comedian George Carlin “enjoys comparing” the two sports – football and baseball by utilizing a bias tone, diction, and syntax. Using these rhetorical devices it characterizes baseball as a more favorable sport compared to football. When talking about baseball George Carlin used syntax by using a lot of exclamation points, giving the sport an uplifting feeling when the reader reads it. For example, the last few sentences of the passage state “In baseball the object is to go home!
In the book Fences by August Wilson, the author chooses baseball to compare many of the struggles everyday people deal with in everyday society. August Wilson created some very relatable characters to portray the message of life and love Fences attempts to display. It is ultimately displayed in a quote by the main character Troy Maxson. Troy said “That’s all death is to me. A fastball on the outside corner” (10).
Baseball and softball are sports with the same background. The two sports are known to be the same by people who do not play either of them. In both sports, there are two teams, one on defense and one on offence, battling for a common number of seven innings to see which team scores the most runs at the end. Although baseball and softball are very similar sports, differences exist such as: the pitching, field setting, and ball differencing. Both baseball and softball pitchers on the defensive side are striving for the same concept and that is to strike out the batter up to bat.
It was the protagonists idle, Shoeless Joe. Soon his team runs onto the field and begins to play. As a reader I felt that the imagery enhanced my experience, describing why the protagonist does these tasks. If the author had not used imagery like the baseball announcer approaching the protagonist or the description of the old fashioned uniform what Shoeless Joe was wearing, it would have been difficult to imagine the scenes. Since these scenes are the beginning of the story and are very important to the novel, the author used good words to make it visually
In this quote, Holden describes his younger brother Allie 's baseball mitt. The quote is significant to the novel because it provides context on Holden 's past and the reason for his behavior and apathy towards life. In the quote, Holden addresses Allie for the first time while discussing the details of his baseball mitt. Holden describes his brother 's baseball mitt as having "poems written all over the fingers and the pocket and everywhere",the quote shows the similarities they once had and their shared passion for reading and literature. Allie 's baseball mitt serves as a symbol of Holden 's love for his brother as well as the sorrow that he has experienced since his passing.
(Kuhn,web) and (Wilson,web). While fighting for equal rights Robinson also kept his spirits up. Many of Robinsons credit Jackie with being the light of the team. His teammates say that Jackie Robinson Was a big reason that they put so much time, work and heart into the game, they say that Robinson was what they turned to so that they could keep going. The Dodgers won six pennants with Robinson on their team and Pee Wee Reese, Robinson 's “best friend” said Jackie was a big part of that.
In this excerpt from The pride of the Yankees, Gary Cooper effectively uses appositives to clarify his writing. After Gary says both, “on my left,” and “on my right” he then uses appositives as a tool to clarify what he is exactly talking about. After he says, “our championship team of 1927” after “on my left,” and “the Yankees of today” after “on my right.” This simple tool increases the meaning and depth of the sentence so drastically. If Gary didn’t use appositives as a tool in these two sentences we would know where these men were in correlation to Gary, but we wouldn’t know anything about them. The use of appositives in these two sentences vastly increases our understanding of Gary’s words.
In the workshop, “What baseball taught me about diversity,” Antonio D. Evans explained the way diversity connects to every aspect of playing baseball. His experiences throughout his baseball career taught him how to be culturally diverse and how society can become culturally diverse. He mentions that he played on teams with people who didn’t think like him, act like him or look like him, but he accepted them as a human being. Evans’ also states that baseball is a good teacher of life and you can be bad seventy percent of the time and still be one of the best. During Evans’ presentation he discussed how baseball impacted his life.
Babe was a warm hearted baseball player, and loved to help children in any ways that he could. Often times, Babe was to be found helping out at hospitals or orphanages making sick and lonely children happy as can be. Babe Ruth also donated money to the orphanages as well hospitals, since he cared about children so much.The Great Bambino was also a huge role model to children since he made such positive impact on everyone around him, and was a great person in general. Many children from the 20’s wanted to be just like Babe because of his generosity and his skills in baseball. Additionally, his insane skill at baseball, and hard work to do the best he could, influenced many other people to work just as hard as he did to become successful.
Seeing his success (and his popularity that followed), young players who debuted in the 1920s such as Lou Gehrig and Mel Ott followed Ruth's example, and the home run has been a significant part of baseball since. America's pastime has been enjoyed from generation to generation, passed from father to son, and beloved by all. Since the color barrier being broken, millions of immagrants flooded the
The thing I liked so much about the eight run outburst last night was the manner in which they did it. They showcased some pop with a Fielder homer and a double in the gap by Choo. But that isn 't a surprise to anyone who watched the Rangers this year as they have always had the ability to hit the ball out of the ballpark. What I loved was the ability to go station to station, which is vital come late September and October. What is possibly better than winning an important game and gaining ground in the AL West?
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.
Shields is Shields, and he 'll give us some nice games and some bad games. I 'm not particularly fond of the move, but it is an improvement. I would have liked to have seen the White Sox go after a bat, preferably a left-handed one. But as White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn seemed to have pointed out, this likely isn 't the end of their moves. Let 's sit back and see what happens.
Arroyo thought he was gonna strike out Mookie but he was certainly incorrect. As Reds fans were hoping he would strike out and Red Sox fans praying for a miracle, Mookie Swung. Bases are loaded in the bottom of the 9th and it is all up to Mookie. Mookie swings and hits it to left field for the game-winning grand slam. The crowd at Fenway was electrified and hype.
I got back in the box and waited for the next one. The umpire calls, “Strike one!” I thought it wasn’t a strike, but I went with it because I didn’t want to get into a fight. I step out of the box, fix my batting gloves and take another swing the get back in. The next pitch comes and you could hear a “DING”. I swung and hit it down the right field line.