I loved that the speaker did not want to make a putty speech about him retiring from playing baseball. Instead he told his story about being lucky. Be great fun for knowing so many great people and players. Thankful he got to suit up so many times to play he game of baseball. When reading about Gehrig before reading his speech, I found out that he retired because of a disease that was crippling and is now named after him.
In the 1996 film Space Jam, flight is a major underlying theme. In the beginning of the movie, a young Michael Jordan is shooting hoops in his backyard as R. Kelly’s hit song “I Believe I Can Fly” plays in the background. Jordan’s father comes out from the house and asks him why he’s out so late, but then stays to watch him play. Jordan makes several wishes as he practices, sinking the ball into the net with every wish. At the end of this exchange, his father asks him: “After you’re finished with [baseball], I suppose you’re gonna fly or something”.
I had a feeling that I was gonna pitch that day, so I had to get my mind right. When I got to the field I sat my bag and everything else in the same spot, grabbed my glove, stretched, and started warming up. At the time I was very superstitious and I had to do the same thing every single pregame. Right before the game started my coach talked to all of us and then I would give my pregame speech to hype of the team. Then I ran out to the field and began pitching.
“Find your passion and make it happen” - Irene Cara “This one is an easy strikeout bud!” my dad would say. “Ball four! Batter take your walk” the umpire called out. After the game my dad would give me his motivational speech, telling me how much he looks up to me for finding love in the game he loved as a kid. Hoping to cheer me up from a bad inning but it wasn’t just a bad inning; I just didn’t like baseball.
In Lou Gehrig's "Farewell to Baseball Address," his main goal is to make the claim that is "the luckiest man on the face of the earth" by using multiple techniques. The fist technique that Lou Gehrig uses is repitition of key phrases. As he is orally speaking to many insprired fans, he repeatedly uses the phrase, "Sure I am lucky." This phrase shows us how he had many people playing as jey roles in his life to make him feel lucky. One of them are his parents who Lou Gehrig says "When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body -- it’s a blessing."
Joe Wholey Ms. Parent Freshman English - Blue Day Block 2 20 October 2017 Summer Reading Essay The novel Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits by David Ortiz, shows that David Ortiz relied on friends, family, and teammates to help him get through hard times. David Ortiz is a man from the Dominican that came to America to play baseball. David Ortiz is now a three-time Red Sox World Series Champion with the Boston Red Sox. Love and friendship as it is shown in Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits, is when David talks about the bond between all Dominicans in the game of baseball. The message of love and friendship between teammates is shown in many ways from the perspective of David Ortiz within the quote: “In major-league baseball, especially, there is a kinship among Dominican Players.
This helps her realize all of the caring and positive things her father has done for her, like attending night school to support the family, and risking his own life to find her during a dust storm. Billie Jo realizes that “[her] father stayed rooted, even with [her] tests and [her] temper, even with the double sorrow of his grief and [her] own, he had kept a home until [she] broke it” (269). Her encounter with this man changes Billie Jo’s perspective on her father, and causes her to head back home. When she arrives, “[her] father is waiting at the station and [she calls] him Daddy for the first time since Ma died” (273). As they walk home together, Billie Jo is “forgiving him step by step, for the pail of kerosene ... [and she is] forgiving [herself] for all the rest” (275).
storyline provided to the viewing audience of the 1989 movie "Field Of Dreams" by Phil Alden Robinson, is quite evident. In superficial terms, it happens to be about a farmer, a man called Ray Kinsella, (who is played by Kevin Costner) who builds a baseball field, and eventually reconnects with the ghost of his father. However, what is the deeper meaning and context of the movie? Ray eventually learns why the voice sends him a message from the cornfields of Iowa, who the originator of the messengers are, and the main goal and purpose for both Ray and the entities. As this film transpires through, it also exemplifies why it is so vital that Ray follows through with these elaborate instructions with steps, which is provided to him by the ghost
We could see the gates that led to the ballpark and I was extremely excited for the upcoming baseball game. I didn't really care how the game went, as long as the Cougars did well. I had brought a baseball mitt to catch a baseball, for I had caught baseballs in previous games and I was hoping that history would repeat itself. Going to this game was my sister, Veronica, my brother, Nicholas, my Mom, and my Dad. After heading through the gates and getting our tickets scanned, we headed into
Thankfully that was not my situation. When I turned four I was introduced to baseball, the sport I now love. Being on the field opened my eyes to the fact that my father was not present. Every volunteer coach was a dad. "Good job son” or "That’s my boy" would be yelled from the dugout to my teammates but never told to me personally.
The man who taught him the basics of farming drove the wagon along the dirt road. As he went from field to field directing work, he’d call for the men to sacrifice. He meant to work without water or lunch. Dzeidek wanted me to know that a Polish farm wasn’t a baseball team. On Sunday after church, Dzeidek and I would sit on the back porch, which formed a diamond shape with the barn, bullpen, chicken coop, and house around the garden.
I love this movie as it connects with two things I love the most, God and baseball. Ray, a farmer from Iowa, is hearing voices in his cornfield that is telling him to make a ball field. Even despite the taunting Ray decides to make the field. He makes the field to support his wife because his wife believes that it should be done. His wife says that this may be a chance of a lifetime, and that God may be talking to Ray.
My pitching coach encouraged me not to give up and I became even more determined. When the fall ball season started, I again made my intentions known and continued receiving the same response. Until my mother 's boyfriend started taking a prominent role in my life. I told him about my aspirations and he witnessed that I had become a talented pitcher. After the first fall ball game and my step father observed the coach 's response and as the coached chuckled and he noticed my step father observing him, but he had no idea that the man observing him was my step father.
Five minutes after I arrived at my brother’s Babe Ruth Baseball game, I was asked to step in and umpire because the current ump had to leave for an emergency. Having experience umpiring little league games already, I willingly accepted. Not knowing what I was getting into, I returned with my gear on and restarted the game. The first batter stepped in and walloped the first pitch he saw down the left field line. As the ball rolled out of play, the runners continued to sprint around the bases and the play continued.
Finally after 20 years “The Captain” retired. Even when Jeter stopped playing baseball he didn’t stop loving baseball. He still went to every game he could and would take any reason to do something for Baseball. Because, Jeter loves Baseball and Baseball will forever love