My Journey to become a College Softball player Raegan Nunez 09/30/2012 3rd Period Honors English--Descriptive Essay Mr. Cornutt I love the thrill of standing at home plate, waiting for the pitcher to release the ball because in those few seconds I get to decide how, if and when to swing my bat. My dad signed me up for softball when I was only about seven or eight years old. I had watched the women’s college softball world series and Arizona State University took the title. It was the most exciting thing I had ever seen and I decided that I wanted to be just like those girls when I grew up. There have been many hours of hard work, travel and money spent on my training and I’m grateful for the opportunity provided to me as such a little girl with a big dream.
June 19, 1903 was the day Henry Louis Gehrig was born in East Harlem, New York. In 1933, he married Eleanor Twitchell Right after his high school years he played in Hartford to help earn money for his family. He went to Columbia University before playing for the Yankees in 1925. While being on a football scholarship, Gehrig was majoring in engineering. He played both baseball and football starting his sophomore year because during his freshman year he got caught accepting money for playing on a professional team.
Throughout my life I have been extremely passionate for the game of softball. I've devoted my life to the thrill of the game and to the essence of teamwork that it involves. Every girl on the teams I have played for have become sisters to me. The sense of camaraderie when playing the sport is like nothing else I have ever experienced. Through the screaming, the chanting, the hooting, and the hollering I have been instilled with a fundamental sense of teamwork that is vital to success in any field that I may pursue in the future.
Games of softball and baseball are both observed by umpires who make sure the rules are followed and determine whether a player is out or safe, a ball is foul, and if a pitch is a strike or a ball, etc.. Finally, and most importantly, both sports are indicative of the U.S. pasttime, and are immensely popular to our nation today. People of all skill levels from little league to professional athlete can play of these sports, making them popular not only in the U.S., but around the world. These similarities between the two sports show that they are closely linked and not completely different as we tend to see them. These were just some of the similarities and differences between softball and baseball.
Americans think differently from Chinese people because we have more independence than them. In the book the Brave Dragons, the team had to go through these difficult and extensive training sessions that were supposed to get them better. Derek Jeter is an example, in his career he had to become a better player because he was doing too many mistakes. To get better he went to a training camp where he practice his catching skills and also his batting skills. When we talk about the different paradigm between the American and the Chinese, Derek Jeter accomplishment apply to the American paradigm because Jeter loved baseball since he was a little boy and always knew he was going to join the New York Yankees.
Troy Kesterson Professor Carmichael English 104 29 November 2011 Steroids in Baseball Athletes whether young or old, amateur or professional, are always looking for an advantage over their opponents. The desire for an “edge” and the satisfaction of winning exists in all levels of play. Successful athletes practice and work hard but others resort to drugs to give them that edge. Ever since the inception of the Major League Baseball in 1876, players have looked to gain that competitive edge. Early pitchers adopted the spitball, which was the chemical altering of a baseball with saliva, Vaseline, or mud to make the baseball behave in ways atypical of a delivered pitch.
Gehrig has struggled through Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis yet still played baseball until he couldn’t handle it anymore. He has taught me that if you love doing something you don’t have to let anything stop you. Gehrig is a huge inspiration to me, my family and many other Americans. He has so much potential and he is brave and big hearted. I love him so much and look up to him.
Dodgers Game Have you ever had your adrenaline pumping and you feel like you’ll burst? You might have this feeling if you go to a Dodgers game. When I went to a Dodgers game my cousins and I threw peanuts at people, including Giants fans! We had awesome seats and clapped and cheered till we couldn’t any longer! I think Dodgers games are extremely fun even if your rooting for the opposite team, it’s just amazing to be in the stadium.
Narration A famous New York Yankee once said “Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world” (Ruth). Babe Ruth had a love for baseball similar to the love I have for the game. I was ten years old when I went to my first major league baseball game. A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings. The experience was clamorous, pungent, and intense.
Finally baseball and football had been the number one sports in the US since 1934, in is been played in this country for many years they are both very entertaining sports with many fans, and had been watched around the world by millions of people. My dream was to become a professional baseball player, but due to my injury I can’t fulfill that dream, now I have a new dream to become a professional baseball or football coach. If you have a dream fight for you dream, but if you dream fails make a new one, keep dreaming don’t stop dreaming because in this country everything is