I'll wonder, like everyone else, how much Ramirez's performance was chemically enhanced. Less debatable is the fact that he transformed the 2008 Los Angeles Dodgers. People like me made a case for him as the National League's first two-month MVP, then spent the offseason castigating the McCourts for not bidding against themselves. As it concerned Manny and the Dodgers, they owed him. Frank McCourt and Manny Ramirez in much happier times.
“And now up at bat for the Knights, your second baseman, number 13, Miguel LaValle!” boomed the announcer. The crowd roared with excitement as Miguel jogged towards the plate with a smile that screamed confidence. He breathed in the scent of the freshly cut grass and sweat as he prepared for the biggest moment in his baseball career. The Knights were tied 3-3 with their rival school for the regional championship game. Normally, Miguel didn’t feel any pressure at all.
Today, Gehrig remains an inspiration, representing fortitude, humility and courage to the tens of thousands of Americans living with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Lou Gehrig was famous for being a Hall of Fame 1st baseman (baseball of course). Gehrig started playing baseball in college and soon after a New York Yankees scout came out to watch Gehrig play. After numerous games, he got into
Mantle played in twelve world series, and came out on top seven of those twelve times. Most players are lucky if they even win one world series, nevermind seven. everyone saw his efforts on the field and looked at him as sort of a superhero because of all the talent he had. Mickey was one of the best baseball players to ever live, and his numbers show it. Another aspect of Mantles “game” was his inspiration on the American people.
This offseason the Cubs have made many moves. One free agent the Cubs have signed this offseason is Jon Lester, he is a left handed pitcher. The cubs signed him because they really need a good pitcher, they traded Jeff Samardzija last season. Lester is a three time time all star and two time World Series champion. This season Lester will be throwing to Miguel Montero, a catcher that is also a two time all star.
Baseball has long been the pastime in American sports and the steroid use has caused an upset due to the tradition of the game (Carise). Players see using steroids as an artificial advantage compared to the earliest days of the sport (Carise). Players have made statements, such as “…in 2003, David “Boomer” Wells claimed that up to 40 percent of major leaguers use steroids” (Carise). In 2005, Jose Canseco who was a known steroid user for his entire career said, “…that up to 80 percent of major leaguers had taken steroids” (Carise). Testing in baseball did not begin until 2003 and steroids did not make Major League Baseball’s banned substance list until 1991 (Carise).
His dedication to his team and to his teammates is proven on two occasions, one in both the book and the movie, and the other in only the movie. The first occasion is while Billy warms up before the big game. The team manager, Maxwell, informs him that he plans on sitting Gus, the catcher, out for the game and replacing him with a man with more power who can hit homeruns. Billy adamantly, but respectfully refuses, stating that he will pitch to nobody but Gus. “NO.” Chapel said.
Babe Ruth: A Sweet Surprise Babe Ruth emerged as a baseball hero at the time when American needed it the most. Ruth brought hope for the game and interest when the league began to crumble after the devastating news that eight White Sox players had fixed the 1919 World Series game. He was the savior of the game of baseball and a legend on the field. Although Ruth is still considered a hero today, his image has been heightened. He is now portrayed as a mythical, godly person to those who didn’t live during Ruth’s existence.
The day was June 1, 2020 and everyone was in a wonderful mood except the baseball players of course. Each town had their own team and every Friday night at 6pm the teams would play each other to see who would win the big trophy for that week. The teams were made up of 9 human male players each. They were the strongest of the strong but they were so weak at the same time. Who knows when was the last time they ate because the zombie women only gave them water and scraps.
Have you ever wondered how to define the World Series? The World Series is the unthinkable being done, catching what can’t be caught, and being perfect when perfection is not even thought of. It’s Babe Ruth telling the whole world where he will hit the next pitch, and it’s Aaron Boone hitting a walk-off home run for the Yankees. The World Series is errors in the bottom of the ninth and dog piles at the end of the game. It’s a best of seven games and the winner takes all.