People always say that softball and baseball are the same thing just one is played by girls and the other by boys. Softball and baseball may look like they are the same but they are really not. It doesn’t matter which gender plays baseball or softball but it’s usually that girls play softball and boys play baseball. The equipment used, the rules and how the field is, and the uniforms are all different.
The Unexpected That Changed My Life for the Better Friday Night Lights not only refers to the stadium that football players play in, but it also refers to every Friday night in September through November. That simple phrase brings back several memories, that carry emotional weight. Memories that are exciting, awe-inspiring, and even painful, and frustrating. The poem “Friday Night Lights” by Gerald Locklin summarizes some of the emotions that come with playing a sport, and brings about a deeper thought process. Being a part of a sport becomes your life, it teaches life lessons, helps build your personality, and shows you passions you never would have dreamed of.
As I stepped out of the car door to head onto the field I could smell the freshly mowed grass and hear the birds chirp. It was a big day for me because I was about to try out for my first softball team. As I walked on the field there were other softball athletes throwing very strong to each other and that made me get nervous. Once I got my glove in my hand and started to throw I felt that I was throwing very well. The coaches Softball made me realize that you have to have leadership skills and
I believe in baseball. Baseball allows many people to enter the doors of competition through recreation with others. My first year of baseball I didn’t have a care in the world, I would run with my head up so my helmet would fall off and I would kick up dust into the fielder’s face. Now I play with burning ambition and act like there isn’t any other place in the world i’d rather be when I am on the field. This impressive game has changed my life.
In Softball, there are two parts of the defense and my favorite is the infield. The positions in the infield include 1st base, 2nd base, Shortstop, 3rd base, Pitcher, Catcher, and sometimes there is a rover behind 2nd base. For the infield you need to have good reflexes, have a fast throw, have an accurate throw, and you have to be flexible. In the infield everyone has a different role because everyone is in a different part of the field and has to cover certain areas. The Pitcher's role is to pitch the ball to the batter and the pitcher has to know different pitches so that the batter doesn’t hit the ball every time.
West High School’s softball team has opened a new chapter in my life. If I could go back to my freshman year I would have played for West. All the rumors people have heard about Coach Saladino are not true, he is honestly such an inspiring person. Playing softball for West has given me friendships I will never forget, the ability to play with the most robust players, and the new skills I have learned from such an amazing coach. Playing for West High School’s softball team was one of the best decision I have ever made.
“Unfortunately, Jack, there will not be many opportunities for you this year.” Seconds after being told I had made the varsity baseball team, I did not expect my coach to so bluntly tell me I would be spending more time watching the game than playing it. Our state ranked team had a pitching staff full of Division 1 commitments and future MLB draft picks, and I was being told I did not measure up. The bench became my best friend.
If softball does not make it back into the Olympics soon, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) will be robbing softball players of their dreams. There is a good deal of little girls in the world that would do anything to be part of and Olympic team. Lauren Gibson (an infielder for the U.S. softball team) agrees with this statement when she says she wants “for everybody else who dreams about playing in the Olympics, to at least have the ability to have that chance” (qtd. In Hays). Softball should be in the Olympics because it has enough competition from other countries, it needs the chance to be able to spread worldwide, and it is desired by the future Olympic hosts, like Japan.
On February 19, 1998, I was born in New Albany, Mississippi. Three days after I was born, my family moved to Detroit, Michigan, which I think is kind of crazy since you are supposed to stay in the house after you are born. My family means everything and the world to me. I grew up in a typical middle class environment and live with my dad, mom, and 2 sisters in Detroit.
The game of softball is a lot like life. The amount of work you put into practice determines the outcome of the games you play. No team can win a tournament without first putting forth hours of practice. You win some and you lose some, but, playing softball has taught me to never stop trying to do better for myself. One thing
Legends in Soccer History Currently, soccer is not played the same way it was in the 1980’s and 1990’s. People changed the way the game was played over time. I chose this topic just because I have always loved the sport of soccer.