How do you make a kid a good baseball player? According to Mike Matheny who wrote “The Letter That Went Viral”, it is not hitting home runs, or being the fastest baserunner, it is about being a good sport to one another. Hustlin and not losing focus are qualities of good sportsmanship. In this inspirational essay, we see a coach shifting the focus on how it is good to have a lot of sportsmanship. I agree with Mike Matheny that if you want to be a good baseball player, you need good sportsmanship. To show this is true, consider the body paragraphs of characteristics of a good sport, and being a good baseball player.
Dale Earnhardt Sr. once said, “You can’t let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.” Dale Earnhardt Sr. had a lot of good moments during his NASCAR career. February 18th, 2001 is the most important date in history because Dale Earnhardt Sr. passed away while finishing his last lap at the Daytona 500 NASCAR race. A lot of people were heart broken by the devastating news, especially the people in the stands who witnessed the crash. Earnhardt was only 49 years old when he passed away.
For many people, gaining a competitive edge is crucial in one 's success, even if it comes at a cost. In modern professional and amateur sports, the introduction of performance enhancing drugs has dramatically changed the nature of the game. Arthur Caplan, author of A Shot in the Rear: Why Are We Really against Steroids?, presented argumentative reasons from both supporters and objectors of steroid use. While Caplan attempted to use persuasive appeals, the lack of sources used combined with a poor structure severely weakened his argument.
Carl Deuker lives in Seattle. What inspired Carl to write the book Gym Candy was he wanted his readers to see through the eyes of a football star, he wants to show the readers that how the football star got into doing drug to be better at football. Also to show people the bad things and also show the punishments of you using the drugs gets you. The theme of this book is that “Drugs changes people”. The reason this theme fits this novel is because in this book there is a boy named Mick Johnson he wanted to be the best football player ever played. Then he started to take gym candy also know as steroids. His moods changed, he started losing friends, he tried to commit suicide, and ruined his football career. Here is a quote from Peter when Mick
The year 1998 was considered to be one of the most exciting years of baseball. Mark McGwire, first baseman for the Saint Louis Cardinals, and Sammy Sosa, outfielder for the Chicago Cubs were teeing off Home Runs in the midwest sky. Both Sosa and McGwire were chasing Roger Maris’s seemingly “unbeatable” record. In 1961, Maris hit 61 Home Runs, setting the record for most home runs in a single season. Throughout the years, players came close, but were unable to break the seemingly invincible record, until the 1998 season. Then, not only did one player surpass the 61 home run mark, but two players did: McGwire ended the season with 70 hits; while Sosa ended with 66. This was an exciting time for the MLB, 1998
Professional athletes are exactly that, professionals. As professionals in their career choice, they are entitled to earn as much as their talents and opportunities are able to afford them. They people inspire and motivate people in societies.
In chapter 9, Brooks introduces Samuel Johnson through a brief biography of his distressing life. Johnson’s life is seemingly one of hardship from the beginning as he is the son of an “unsuccessful bookseller” and “uneducated mother” (p 213). More so, he is described as a “frail infant,” one who was infected with tuberculosis by the wet nurses’ milk. Brooks subsequently discusses Johnson’s appearance, “ugly and scarred” (ibid), as a result of the small pox he developed. Eventually, Johnson becomes a Christian at Oxford (p 215), where he “emphasized that worldly pursuits fail to fill the heart” (ibid). Despite more torturous life events, such as his contemplation of suicide (p 216), Johnson was a “convivial man” (p 221). More so, Johnson was
Conformity and individuality are very important themes in Fahrenheit 451 and in modern life. The novel demonstrates how individuality is very rare. Is about modern America. Without individuality today, everyone would not be different and would follow someone else trends and everything about them. In the society of Fahrenheit 451, people would stick to desires of others, so that they are not left alone by society. They would look for answers in books of what was the purpose for their life. In Fahrenheit 451 people who express their individuality find themselves as social outcasts, and are at worst in real danger.
Joe Louis was a very important role model during the civil rights movement. Joe Louis was one of the most major figures in the civil rights movement in his time. Joe Louis was an amazing boxer with good values and morals, which was a very rare thing for anyone to have around then. Although he may not have attended every sit-in, he was still a major role model to all African-Americans and every other race. He was a knock-out superstar in the ring and in protests.
This paper is going to show how three people live by a quote. The quote being used is, “Whether you believe you can do a thing or not you are right” (Henry Ford). This quote can be applied to multiple lives, some of which are Harry Haft, Rocky Marciano, and Mike Theissen. The first person being shown to live by this quote is Harry Haft, then Rocky Marciano, and finally the paper will show how my grandpa, Mike Theissen, lives by this quote today. These are three people that are going to be shown living or have lived by this quote.
Imagine this: you are living in a discriminatory world full of people who do not understand you, and choose to judge you by your differences instead of getting to know you. If you are even the slightest bit different. The slightest distance from ordinary, you are judged. You do not get to fight for them to know you, because as soon as they place stereotypes on you. They decide who you are supposed to be. Who you are supposed to fight for. Who you are supposed to fall in love with. In this world, it is not up to you. In this world, you have the choice to let it define you, strengthen you or destroy you. Most of the time, you will be judged for being different. Nobody is the same, and nobody is perfect. Under those circumstances, people are
Professional athletes have a tremendous influence on youth and society, largely because almost everyone looks up to them from toddlers to senior citizens, but in one way or another; everyone is influenced by professional athletes. Some think that athletes should be able to live their lives however they please, not worrying about how their actions may affect other people; however, it is important for athletes to understand that many people are watching them and that their actions do have large impacts on society. Professional athletes’ image affects today’s society and youth because they influence drug use, attitude on and off the field, and contribution to the community.
If you're looking for an amazing movie and looking to become someone in the world, but no one understands, then you have the same connection as...Adonis Creed. Adonis Creed wants to become like his father, and becoming a boxer. Creed wanted to follow his father's footsteps of becoming a boxer, but his mother, Mary Anne did not want him to. Also the fact that the reason his father passed away and couldn't do anything. Creed’s mother had to be behind his dad 100%. So she doesn't want him to death like his father because he's the only one she has left and she doesn't want to lose him. But after All he didn't care and still boxed he took a little to convince his trainer Rocky Balboa because his trainer Rocky knew his father and he also retired from the boxing and training after his friend Adonis dad died. In my opinion the movie was good for me because I learned that if you don't have a help from your parent then you will get it from your someone that believe in you that part of the movie so you can understand it a little of the movie.
Does Agassi Relate to Kipling’s Poem Andre Agassi is a professional tennis player that had quite an erratic career, thus making him a “man” in Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If”. For example, the quotes, “ If you can make one heap of all your winnings, and risk it all on one pitch-and-toss…