There is an old proverb, it goes “ Treat your work as though you will reap a harvest from your labors”. I had never heard of said proverb before my first day of baseball, and even if I had, I would not be able to relate in the slightest. Growing up, I learned that my natural abilities in athletics and school made it so things just came to me, I thought I was a natural born winner. This gave me the mindset that hard work was for people who actually needed it, I (obviously) not being one of those people. This mindset would be crushed on my first day of baseball practice, where I was put in my place and forced to re-evaluate what it truly means to be a successful person.
I was so excited to meet all kinds of new people and play the game we all love, but I never thought it would be as challenging as it has been for me this year. Softball is a big part of my life and who I am, but should I have to be as dedicated as my coaches make me be? I am a freshmen at American River this year I am attending school and playing softball. When I decided to play softball I new it was going to be a lot of time and hard work. But what I did not realize was all of the things I was going to give up.
If we had none of this there would be no joy to softball. More reasons I draw strength from the softball field is because we have to learn how to get along. We also have to learn to hustle without hassle we will be lackadaisical and we out of it, so we learn hustle and give it your all. We also learn to think best about something and not look on the bad side. If everything you do you look on the bad side you will get nowhere, so my querencia taught we a lot and I am proud to say my querencia.
But Let’s face it sometimes we dread the season to begin. Who will the coach be? Is my child going to play? Is my child as talented as other peers his age? There are other things besides talent that make a great baseball player.
I feel very admirable when I make a good defensive play to help the team win. There is a saying in softball it’s that “however hard you work in practice is what is shown on game day”. When game day comes I know I’ll do just dandy if I did fine in
These quotes shaped the way I thought about both baseball and life in general. I never gave up and continued to work my way out of my slump. As Babe Ruth once said, “[I] never let the fear of striking out keep [me] from playing the game.” I realized that everyone makes mistakes and can’t be perfect. This doesn’t just apply to baseball, but can apply to our everyday lives when it comes to relationships or even schoolwork. Odysseus was mentally struggling when he was on Circe’s island.
He played baseball until his freshman year of high school because he started struggling with his grades and then his junior year, he played again earning a full-ride scholarship to college. When Evans’ was little, he went up to bat against a girl but struck out. Stereotypically boys should be better than girls at sports but Evans’ was able to respect that a girl had beat him. He expressed that you must respect the game, when you respect the game it influences you to respect other players and then to respect your fellow peers outside of the game. Evans’ also said players must be capable to adjusting to the pitches in the batter’s box, ups and downs, and this relates to the adjustment of a diverse world, people must be accountable for what they do and how they help others.
It was getting to the age where you had to make a commitment to one sport or the other. And of course I chose soccer over softball because I liked playing it more that softball. I just always thought that soccer was better than softball. I was also very competitive in both of the sports, I played on the best team in my division for soccer and I played on the best team in the State (we won state for softball). Not to be cocky or anything, but I was very good at softball.
For anyone ever involved in the game at a competitive level, they understand the ultimate goal. “The Show”. Its everything a child brought up playing baseball dreams about. But it doesn 't just happen overnight. For most like Tom Pauly it means giving up most of every summer, and just about every other day of the year.
My mother has always told me that nothing good has ever come out of laziness, which has inspired me throughout my life to work hard at anything that comes along my path. For example, when I switched softball leagues I wasn’t considered to be very competitive because I was the new player. I continued to work hard with my new team and by the second season, I started at first base, earned the nickname “Home-Run Hazel” because by the end of the second season I hit five home-runs, and I was also voted MVP of my team. This is a standard that I am still working for in Bettendorf softball that I hope I will reach by next year. This strength has helped me in many of my classes and in all of my extracurricular activities.
Misjudged On a hot sunny day at the baseball field I was trying out for the carolina lining and the coach that was their did not believe that i could play good baseball but when we started practicing it looked as if I was the best player on the team and the coach was looking at my dad and was nodding well I figured that he wanted me on the team but even after that I still put one hundred percent on the field every time I put my foot on a baseball field and that is why i 'm still playing of the carolina lining. So don’t ever give up even if you don’t think you are doing good trust me it will work out for you.