Why Baseball Is Important To Me Essay

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Texas baseball can be very exciting, especially as a high school junior fighting for a starting spot. Working on getting in shape, mastering the basics of the game, and then making it routine. It all felt so right, as if I was destined to have a good year, except my future beheld failure. It was this failure that would make me a better player in the near future.

I believed that I worked hard; giving multiple hours a day to the game I love. I would train hard, and never skip any workouts that could make me a better ballplayer. Playing baseball is everything to me, and I was a better than average player. It started with a coach that wasn’t legitimate; he wasn’t there to live up to his full potential. He was there to coach his son and keep the nagging parents happy. Right from the first day on campus I knew this would be a problem, but I never suspected it to get this bad.

I was playing well, the team was winning, and it felt as if we knew whom the starters were. I was playing a strong first base, and hitting with a respectable average. I knew that there was a returner that I would have to compete with, but I had been playing much better baseball. I was hitting one hundred points higher in batting average, and hadn’t made an error all year. It’s all about district play in high school, and the opener was getting
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I failed to be a starter, and that was clear to me. It was everything I worked for, all the work felt like it was for nothing. Instead of giving up, I decided to use this to fuel me into becoming an even better player. It helped me with being better with my attitude, work ethic, habits, and self-motivation. I couldn’t let this make me sad, I had to stay mentally tough, keep a positive attitude, if I wanted to succeed. Doing that made me much more confidant, which was a great place to start. I became more self motivated to work harder and be
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