Playing for the right teams and getting exposure is very important. Even though there is a saying “If you are good enough the scouts will find you.” Which is true to a certain degree. Playing at big showcases and playing at a good high school is important. Then most players that make it all the way play D1 baseball, so going D1 is important but also very rare. Not a lot of players make it under D1 but if they do they have to go undrafted and play for hardly nothing at first until they prove themselves and get promoted up from single A
However, earning your position, being undeserving of playing time, and coaches trying to win in their respected program are all issues that need to be thought of before people begin fighting for equal playing time. High school coaches should not be required to give equal playing time to all players who make the team. Kids in society have been handed things their entire life. There has been little to no sense of accomplishment after earning a spot or position on a team. Spots should be earned by being the best at what someone does, not for pitty and for moral victories to make them feel good.
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?
Every strike out is only a mere road block in my life, a chance to better myself as a player and as a person. Failure tests not only the ability to overcome and move on, but the ability to get stronger physically and mentally. You grow with people close to you through failure and mistakes. Being a softball player has taught me to accept failure in everyday life. I never expect to fail, but I’m not surprised when I do because as a human, I’m not perfect.
Though I practiced with professional dedication, I received amateur results. My arm never developed into the fine-tuned throwing machine that the other children had; and hours spent in the batting cages amounted to a pair of clammy palms, unable to properly grip a bat. My teammates took notice of every mistake and openly voiced their criticisms. It was evident that my skills would never win over their respects and I was desperate of finding an alternative means of doing so. I thought I had found my opportunity when introduced to a game these boys described as wall ball.
For years their competition was the White Sox. But for the first time in what seems to be years the Cubs have a much better record then the White Sox, and for once the Cubs will be going to the playoffs instead of the White Sox and people are excited about this. So in 2015 there really wasn’t much competition. The Cubs have a strong fan base right now, a few years ago the Cubs did struggle with having fans leave to the southside. Other competitors for the Chicago Cubs are surrounding city teams.
A person that never goes to school is like a dropout, because dropouts don’t go to school you would think that it would be hard later on in life to get a job raise a family and do good in life. Shoeless Joe Jackson was famous because he played professional baseball player. Shoeless Joe Jackson was a great baseball and a great person based on what I read he was always helpful even when he didn’t have to he wanted to. Joe Jackson was a very helpful child . Joe had a different life from everyone else because he “ never learned to read or write because he had to work instead of going to school” (Joe’s Story).
Before he knows the truth about his father, he plays baseball because he wanted to make his father be proud of him. For example, Chick joins a baseball club and practise a lot in order to become a professional baseball player as what as his father dream of him that could be seen from the middle part of the movie. Everything changes after the imaginary meeting. He realises the fact that his father, the one who he admire the most was cheating his mother. For example,he was married with other women on the sly and they also had a son.
This doesn’t do much for Troy’s defense, but it shows us what Troy does when he’s put in a corner. Troy turns to the one thing he does know, baseball. What he was trying to explain in this quote is how he has been safe and comfortable for the last eighteen years of his marriage and he was given a chance to do something thrilling and he took it. Troy is trying to compare the thrill of cheating to stealing second base after being safe at first. Troy and Cory in the story are not the loving father-son couple, they hardly see eye to eye on anything.
George was one of the best baseball players Grovers Corners had ever seen, there was only one other player mentioned who was better, Hank Todd. One problem with George is that he let baseball get to his head, George was becoming cocky, and other people were noticing. George did not even realize this until Emily approached him about it. She told him that he had begun spending so much time at baseball he had not even been talking to family, let alone friends, and everyone noticed. After hearing this he thanked Emily, and decided to change, it was in the same conversation that he decide not to go to agriculture school.