Forward wind to present day, I am still watching the game with my dad, and as I look into the TV, I see all the rabid people spending their hard earned money entertaining their selves with America’s greatest pastime. These people are baseball fans, rabid ones, just like my dad. What is a baseball fan? The word "fan" is an abbreviation of the word "fanatic," meaning "insane." In the case of baseball fans, this meaning is well suited.
The pitcher stops to pick up the chalk bag, dust flies into the air. He steps back on the mound, the crowd is deafening. It is late October in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7 has proven challenging for the veteran pitcher. The air is crisp as the pitcher warms the ball in his glove; the score is tied, with two outs and a runner on second. The batter steps in the box.
1919 “Black Sox” scandal In 1919 a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago White Sox both team were competitive and the fans look forward to seeing a good game. The fans looked forward to see who would be crowned champion of baseball, the odds were against the Reds 5 games to 3. Two gamblers with a lot riding on the game, William Thomas “Sleepy Bill” Burns and Billy Mahary. Burns was an ex-pitcher who friends on the White Sox team had thought that he would be able to get to some of the team player to buy into the idea by offering them money. Maharg a gambler was connected to underworld, with big money at stake and even more to be made both men had pretty to gain.
They showed up an hour early to warm up and take batting practice as if it is needed for middle aged slow pitch softball. They are the type that after they get a hit or home run, they jog slowly around the bases with their head held high acting like somebody cares about them. After the games they are the ones that are talking like they are a few good games away from getting that big call from the Yankees. The soon to be pro irritates me the most. Also wandering around the fields is the forty year old teenager.
The game consist of know who your runner is if he is fast or slow down the baseline, is he pull or push guy swinging, how do we need to pitch him fast balls or curve balls? This all goes through a baseballs players mind in about three and a half seconds. The key to the game is to slow yourself down and tell yourself the situation, what do I do if the ball comes to me? This increases a players “baseball IQ”. There are many ways to increase your baseball IQ besides playing the game your entire life.
Even the name of one of its baseball gloves series has become the award given to the most outstanding player in their position. The designs of the gloves are strictly based on the opinions and criticisms of former and current baseball players. Being the premier company to introduce baseball gloves, Rawlings decided to research the ideas of the players to see what they needed to play the game better. With baseball being America’s sport
The excitement and adrenaline you get when you hit that ball to the outer field and you can’t help but notice the fans in the stadium jump up and scream with excitement while you run from base to base, that is what is worth playing for. I walk up to the batting plate and tap my bat three times against the floor before I look up and stare the pitcher in the eyes. He throws the first pitch; I close my eyes and swing as hard as I can. The crowd is quiet and at that very moment I realise the ball is in the
The Cubs were always positive, even when they blew a seven run lead in the 2003 national league division series, even when they lost the 1946 World Series in heartbreaking fashion on Jack Spinner’s walk off home run in game 7 against the Brewers, even when the team’s slugger Sammy Sosa was found guilty of steroid usage and was suspended, the Cubs and their fans still remained contended, even optimistic about their team’s chances to win the Central and go to the playoffs. How do they stand it? They must have some serious grit to watch the Cubs, who play like little leaguers every day of the long, exhausting season. Maybe the optimism that they had made them not just the lovable losers, but the likable losers. Yes, they’re likable, but fans, they’re still losers.
By doing that he is showing no control over himself while playing basketball. Jackie Robinson for example broke the color barrier in baseball, and gave new hope to black athletes everywhere. Children act like their favorite players when they are playing sports, and mimic their moves and attitudes. Sports are a big part of our society because they bring people from all over the world together. Many players from the Dodger were angry because Robinson was going to play baseball because he was black so an outfielder named Dixie Walker started a petition to stop
Sweat drips down his face as the sun beats down on him. He pictures himself in Derek Jeters’ shoes when Jeter hit his walk off home run, wanting to win this game for his team. The pitcher winds up and throws the ball. Crack! The ball flies to the outfield bringing the winning run in.