I learned about baseball as I sat between my great-grandfather and grandfather during holidays and summer picnics. If we were in the park, my uncles and cousins picked an area for the ball field. If we were at the farm, an empty pasture would suffice. As I grew, I became the runner for the older uncles, who weren’t fast anymore. Thus, I learned to play baseball under the guidance of my uncles and cousins.
“Moe” Berg was a man of mystery. He played in Major League Baseball(MLB) for fifteen seasons and never started; he was good, just not good enough. Moe Berg had a strong arm, nimble reflexes and soft hands, but most importantly he had the brains. Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said to the head of the spy agency, “Give my regards to the catcher”(Buchard et. al.).
There has been racial issues in sport since sport has started. Racial not are just black and white, something the issue may be deeper than that. There could be an issue of gender such as male and female, short and tall, or even who has the more money. Sport has made a broad topic on racial issues and the effect it has on the sport itself. Sport have been around since the ancient roman times and during these times sports were consider bloody and harsh.
An associate editor in SPORTINGNEWS Roy Clements wrote the argument of Buck Weaver’ reinstatement in the MLB. He was a one of the eight players, who banned from the MLB. After his death, his family tries to get into him in the MLB again. It tries to reinstate him in MLB because the MLB commissioner considers Pete Rose, who banned from MLB because of gambling on baseball, try to reinstate in the MLB.
Authors are given the dynamic potential to create an image in a reader’s mind that would previously be unimaginable. They are given a power to control one’s imagination, word by word, page by page. Donald Barthelme, Robert Frost, and J.D Salinger are all captavating authors because of their strong authority on their stories. However, one of the most notorious examples of this unique influence is in the short story A Mickey Mantle Koan by David James Duncan. Beautifully written, Duncan tells a story of an impeccably timed tragedy.
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.
Deaf people lived very differently in the 1900’s than they do today. Texting and subtitles hadn’t been invented yet. They didn’t have the same ways of being able to communicate with hearing people as they do now. So, in the 1900’s, the Deaf population of L.A. created the Los Angeles Club for the Deaf, or the L.A.C.D. It was a source of entertainment and socialization for the Deaf.
Deaf role models all have significance and meaning in their life and career. Interesting comparisons can be made through each individual character. These comparisons will be made between Dummy Hoy, Rocky Stone, and Lance Allred. Education in the early years for William Ellsworth Hoy (Dummy) included going to a school for the Deaf at Oregon and even becoming the valedictorian for his graduating class. At the age of three, William got meningitis leaving him deaf and mute.
Living in my house, I consistently hearing about sports. Baseball is frequently the topic. It seems as if it is a 24-hour a day, 365 days a year thing. Well that may be a small exaggeration, but it is a lot. We now have a no baseball at the table rule.