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.
In overtime Tim Tebow who did not play the whole year completed an 80 yard pass for the broncos to win a sudden death overtime playoff game vs the Steelers. The years from 2000-2010 was so hard to be a pirates fan. They were absolutely awful! The baseball they were playing was disturbing to watch but lucky for me they are one of the best teams in baseball now. Now onto the ups of being a Pittsburgh sports fan.
As a freshman I knew I was going to be overlooked. Too much of my surprise I was placed on varsity for my pitching abilities. This only fueled my passion. Not only was I on the team but I played! Can you imagine the other team looking at the roster and finding out then were going to let at thirteen year old freshman pitch to their nineteen year old senior batters?
After about a year my pitching dreams came true and pitched a couple of innings in a game. After that happened I realized that I didn’t want to just play third base and pitcher in order to play more in games. My coach had asked me if I wanted to learn how to be a catcher because my team only had one and she wasn’t going to be able to play next year due to her age. I agreed to try it and I instantly liked it because I felt in charge and in control of the ball. I finished playing summer softball as the main catcher for every
The third base coach was furious he was in the umpire’s face saying that he just wanted the game to end so he call the kid out. The play itself wasn’t the really cool part, it was that our team had pulled together and beat the team that had knocked us out of the tournament before in extra innings on a lucky hit. None of us knew it yet, but this was going to be a great year. We were almost like
I was depressed that I didn’t have the season I expected from myself. At the beginning of the season I expected to score a lot every game, but it didn’t go as I planned out. My lack of confidence stopped me from scoring. Despondency was filled in my head as the bus
Spencer Patton, another interesting case, was acquired from the Texas Rangers on Friday, November 20th, in exchange for infielder Frandy Delarosa*. A right handed pitcher with good command, an above-average four seam fastball, and an excellent slider, mixed in with a sinker and changeup, Patton could heighten the interest of both the fans, and the organization. A very aggressive, yet deceiving delivery throws off batters, however, this success has not followed through in the majors. All though you could make the case that he 's only thrown thirty three major league innings, Patton will be twenty eight next season, and batters have hit him fairly hard in the big leagues (6.75 ERA). This season is very important for Patton, who could become another decent set up man under control for years to come, or a AAAA pitcher who will not succeed in Major League Baseball.
Several years ago, I decided that my passion was baseball. It was my favorite activity, and I practiced in my free time. In seventh grade, I planned to audition for the school baseball team. I desired to make the team more than anything. My skills were consistently satisfactory the previous years; however, this was different.
Smoking in the dugouts and no toilets! Are you serious? There are many situations in life that aren’t fair and we cannot control. Whether it’s playing baseball in horrible pollution, and I mean horrible, and having no baseball gear that other people would say, “Where did you get that from?” I didn’t know how good I had until I went on a memorable journey. The summer of 2016 I traveled to Beijing with my brother and his baseball team to play against high school teams from the area.
The story hasn 't changed of late, Jeff Locke continued the strong streak of Pirates ' pitching in a 3-2 win over the White Sox yesterday; Gerrit Cole will look to do the same tonight against Jeff Samardzija and the White Sox. Last night, the Pirate bats exploded in the first inning by putting up three runs in a hurry, but that 's all they could muster throughout the night. If Locke and the Pirates ' bullpen wouldn 't have been so good, the Pirates -- more than likely -- would 've added a tally to the loss column. In an attempt to generate more offense tonight, the Pirates will have to go through veteran right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija is no stranger to the Pirates, as he has plenty of history against them.
CINCINNATI – No matter how good a scout is, or how advanced analytics become, there will always be an element of crapshoot in the draft, an inevitable by-product of trying to project what young men aged 18-22 will become three or four years down the line. That’s how Mike Trout, arguably the best player on the planet, lasts until pick No. 25 in 2009, selected right after Jared Mitchell and Randal Grichuk. At the time he played for a small high school in New Jersey and hadn’t really been tested in any prominent showcase, allowing the Los Angeles Angels to basically steal him that low. Big whoopsie by a lot teams on that one.