Looking back at my childhood I realized that some of the fondest memories I have was playing baseball. Like the time I had my first homerun when I was 10 years old, or our first district championship in over 20 years. Not only is it the memories that stick with you along the way, but the friendships as well. I can truly say some of the closest friends I have made, I met playing baseball. For instance my best friend and I met playing t-ball at the age of four, we have been friends ever since and now continue to play college baseball on the same team. I love this sport because it connects so many different types of people. In the Major Leagues for instance, there is multiple different races in this sport. It doesn’t matter if you are an American, …show more content…
I played well my 8th grade year and wanted to impress the varsity coach. So I attended every camp, workout, and winter practice to hopefully even get his attention. Even if I didn’t perform well I made sure I would always hustle and have a great attitude towards the game. The first day of practice I went and warmed up with the JV squad. In the middle of stretching the varsity coach shouted at me, “Green! Get your ass over here and run!” I ran down the 3rd base line and stood next to coach. “I loved your work in the off season and I think you can find a starting spot on varsity.” My face gleamed with joy, I told thanked him and started warming up with the varsity squad. My first few varsity games I was the most nervous I have ever been in my life. When playing varsity baseball you are not only playing for your team, you are also playing for your community. Half way through the season I finally started to let up on myself and play comfortably. I realized that it is only a game anyone can play it and I have the capability to hang with these older guys. Right when I got in the mindset, my batting average soared to over .300. Even as a freshman I was holding the 2nd highest batting average on team. Stats weren’t everything on my mind, as long as our team was winning I was happy. Come district tournament time we were ranked 8th in the state, and on a winning streak to say the least. Bridgman high …show more content…
Every friendship and life lesson learned has happened by playing the sport that I love so much. From little league to college, baseball has taught me more than being an athlete. It has taught me how to work hard, and be passionate about what you love because it doesn’t last forever. Never take something you love for granted because it can be gone in the blink of an eye. Trust me, I’ve learned a few things over the
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My dad would pick me up from school, sometimes early, and we would ride the bart station 45 minutes to the Ballpark. After my first visit, I fell in love with the game of baseball. I was drawn to the game for those defining characteristics that set baseball apart. The individuality, constant strategies, the history, but most of all, its timelessness. Living in a world that is so worried about time and constant change, baseball has been the one thing I have felt completely drawn too.
How do you make a kid a good baseball player? According to Mike Matheny who wrote “The Letter That Went Viral”, it is not hitting home runs, or being the fastest baserunner, it is about being a good sport to one another. Hustlin and not losing focus are qualities of good sportsmanship. In this inspirational essay, we see a coach shifting the focus on how it is good to have a lot of sportsmanship. I agree with Mike Matheny that if you want to be a good baseball player, you need good sportsmanship.
When football season finally arrived, I found myself on the varsity team. I thought it was going to be a repeat of my past two seasons of me just being another benched player. But I actually started for more than half the season as defensive linemen. Even on games where I didn’t start, I was getting a lot of playing time. That really pushed me to be even better for my senior season.
Everyone has that special place that is very meaningful to them; childhood home, high school, or even a place of worship. For me, that meaningful pace is a baseball diamond. There isn't any particular one, just being at a baseball field brings me joy and happiness. The baseball diamond is my sanctuary, there is no other place in the world I would rather be. Baseball is America’s past time
Growing up in my house something baseball related was always going on. I made the decision to dedicate my life to baseball when I was young. Baseball became more than a sport to me. It was not just an activity to do after school anymore. It became much more than that.
As a child, baseball was not a competition, but rather an outlet for fun and an exciting activity, and that is how I saw it even as I got older. However, with aging, it became more competitive and success driven. It was difficult for me to reconcile my carefree attitude with the harsh, competitive nature of the sport. However, as I matured, it became easier. I stopped emphasizing blind competition, and began to enjoy the game for its method.
Sports have always been something I loved as a kid. I grew up playing baseball at my local YMCA and aspired to play professionally when I got older. My time playing baseball changed me into the person I am today. It showed me how to work together with other people and allowed me to make lifelong friendships. My coach from my YMCA days taught me the joy in playing baseball, and the opportunities that could come from playing baseball in the long run.
People think sports are just sports, but in reality to athletes it’s an escape from life, it’s our second family, and most important we feel like we belong there. Sports make you feel like your apart of something bigger than a team. Softball has been my second family and I have made so many amazing friendships that might last for the rest of life and even if they don’t, I will never forget all my friends or the memories that I have playing ball with
As a young tyke, I was much more extroverted and outgoing, compared my current social relationships, and this excitement lead to my upcoming passion for baseball. During the summer of 2009, I had just reached my 9th birthday and my best friend Nicholas and I decided to join a baseball team. Joining the baseball team was a way for both of us to get together more often to hang out and explore the world together. So as a young child who was still experiencing the world, joining sports was an entertaining way to experience what the world had to offer. Baseball was just a part of the beginning.
From an early age baseball has played a major role in my life. My love for the game started around age six while playing T-ball in our local association. From then on I was hooked; playing every summer form then until my freshmen year of high school. Until my plans were changed.
Or some of my teammates. One of my teammate and friend, named Steve has been with me for about 2 years now. And I am very confident, that if you ask him what's the greatest sport ever, he will say Baseball. Also reason I think it’s the best sport is because you can be the best player in the world and still be bested by someone else. And this sport is very unpredictable, like I was once playing in a tournament where the first seed(best team) was playing the last seed(worst team).
I know that it’s my chance to find a sport that I like, hoping that I would stop playing baseball. It was just too boring for me, I would play in the dugout spitting sunflower seeds at ants. During my freshman year I was that one kid that tried out for every team; wrestling, basketball, tennis and even the chess team. I was desperate to find something better than baseball. It wasn’t until my sophomore year that I was introduced to cross country and immediately knew that was what I loved.
Since I was little I have always loved baseball whether it be playing it or watching it. I love knowing the history of where it came from, how it got where it is today, and the tradition of it all. America's favorite pastime, is my favorite