I am a creature of habit; big changes scare me. This is something that has really dominated my personality for the past couple of years. When I was going into the eighth grade, I moved from Richmond, Virginia to Phoenix, Arizona, a place where no one knew who I was and very few were willing to try and figure me out. I had lived my entire life in Richmond and was very unwilling to move. I think this is where my personality really began to evolve. I went through a phase where I was very closed off to everything and unwilling to try new things. Three years after this original move, I moved from Phoenix to Columbus, Ohio. Right before this move, I was beginning to come out of my shell and return to the original person I had been for the fourteen
All my life, I have seen the game of softball as an opportunity to improve my life. Whether it be on or off the field, softball has taught me life skills certain people can only imagine learning. As a sassy 6 year old playing Tee-ball, I can remember giving attitude to other teams since we were losing. My coaches scolded us for unpleasant attitudes regarding losing. It bothered me that others were winning. On the other hand, it taught me to work tirelessly towards a winning goal and to be untroubled of other’s successes.
Softball. My favorite sport. It’s not a contact sport so, the chances of me injuring another player are slim to none. Or so i thought….. I was in Traverse City last year with my team for a softball tournament. It was the fifth inning of our morning game, we were down by a few runs and I was on deck. “There is one out,” I thought to myself “I have to get on base.”
In my high school softball career, I have learned many valuable things from you. I learned that you cannot win every play, every game, or every championship. We’ve learned this the hard way many times. From watching Wahoo tournaments get ripped from our fingers, or that last play in the regional championship when we lost to Eastside. Every ounce of blood, sweat, and tears was dedicated
I like to spend my time outdoors, playing softball; it’s very important to be outside because you can enjoy the nature’s God has given us. Being outside is very soothing; it helps to focus on the important things in life. Nature is like a second home to humans. We can survive on our own in nature because we can live on the resources that are provided by nature.
For the last eight years, softball has shaped my life and taught me many things about leadership, sportsmanship, and how to work as a team. Softball has always made me happy, it’s not just the sport that makes me happy, but it’s the place that I get to go and the people that I get to play it with. Every time I’m on the field or in the cages I feel the most content. The softball field and cages are my sanctuary.
In my my paper I will tell you why you, or other people should play softball. Softball is fun to play, in my opinion, and I think that if you tried it you could have fun or become a fantastic softball player. If you just tried softball and decide to keep at it you could become one of the greatest softball players that ever lived, so that is why I think that you should just try it.
A field shaped like a diamond followed by a meadow of grass. Sixty foot base paths that surrounds the infield in a counterclockwise direction. A batting count of three balls and two strikes. Three outs total in all seven innings of pure determined, back and forth softball between two teams. This place has been my home for years. I play softball because of the love I have for the game, and because of the feeling that takes my breath away every time I step onto the field. The softball field at Glendale Community College is now my new home for the next two years.
One statement I continually hear is “Oh, fast pitch softball pitching is not that hard.” A lot of people I know do not seem to understand all the hard work that goes into pitching. If they did, they would understand that fast pitch pitching is not as easy as it seems. I have been pitching for six years, so pitching is my life. It really is thrilling for someone who has nerves of steel and knows that the game rests in their hands, literally. I plan on explaining the mechanics, the mentality, and the pitches a pitcher must have in order to excel in the world of fast pitch pitching.
The “ping” of the ball when it hits the “sweetspot” (Russell) of the bat. The satisfying “thud” of the ball hitting the middle square of the glove. These are the sounds that were my childhood in the spring/ summer months until the age of 19, the last time I played a game of organized softball.
I would like to get better at baseball because that's what i like to do is play baseball. The thing about baseball is that it's a fun sport to play. I played since i was 6. To get better i must get better at throwing, bating, Etc,... Also i have to amplify my skills. I have to have a better throwing arm. The reason i have to enhance my throwing arm so i can throw farther.
Nobel Prize winning economist, F.A. Hayek, in his book The Road to Serfdom, published in 1944 addresses the topic of the rise of socialism in the West, and argues that it must be stopped to keep the United States, United Kingdom, and other Western democracies from ending up like Nazi Germany. Hayek argues that many of the same developments and thought processes that opened the door for totalitarian socialism, be it “Right” National Socialism or fascism in Germany and Italy, or “Left” Stalinist communism in the Soviet Union can be seen in the West, but they are developing much slower and can still be reversed. He says that desire for economic collectivism, has risen in the West but its effects can be seen in these centralized totalitarian