Disparity in the quality of facilities for boys’ and girls’ teams. The OCR found that the softball field is below the quality of the baseball field.
My breakfast started to creep back up my throat as game time got closer and closer. I walked across the patch of grass behind home plate and was towered over by the 30 foot backstop with a huge net suspended from it. My bulging bag of equipment was beginning to make my shoulder hang. I walked down the steps into the cement dugout and placed my bag under the bench that spanned the entire length of the dugout. I sat down, laced up my cleats, and put my warm-up jacket on in preparation for batting practice. I stepped onto the grass surrounding the dugout to get the feeling of how wet the grass was. I dug my cleats into the grass and began my usual routine of taking certain practice swings as I gazed upon the press box in the wake of the backstop. Preceding the burn in my forearms, caused from the practice swings, I marched behind the dugout to the rows of batting cages to wait my turn in line. Pacing back and forth I knew I had to keep my nervousness to a minimum. I popped in a wad of Big League Chew and continued to
With upwards of ten million people participating in the sport of baseball in the United States alone, it is apparent that baseball is one of the world’s most popular sports. Throughout the years, the sport of baseball has evolved from a humble game played on empty sandlots to “America’s national pastime.” The game has come a long way, but how did this game come to be? Everything has its humble beginnings, and baseball is no different. Games that resemble baseball have been around for centuries, and they have led to the development of baseball itself.
Clouds mugged the sun of light as the day progressed. Dusk filled the air on the baseball diamond where I would leave my legacy. Forth, was the championship game to be played, and the pressure of the starting pitcher, was not fazing me. In the zone, we said the Little League pledge. Jolts of excitement filled my muscles as I recited the piece that I know all too well. Warming up, I was controlled, and was ready to bring it. The game began with a bang. Strikeout after strikeout I fired, giving my all every single pitch. ‘BOOM’ went the glove after every pitch, whizzed right by the petrified batter. However, this was not much different for our team. Just two hits filled the board, I and my teammate Ian Keth. Scoring off of this was efficient,
I have loved baseball for years, but by the time I was a freshman at Laurel High School, I had precious little experience. The chances of me playing baseball in most high schools were slim, but this was Laurel. America’s favorite pastime was treated there as a vestige of years long forgotten. The athletic director ignored us, the students didn’t support us, and the school funded us just enough to say that they had a baseball program. Tucked away in a forgotten corner of the campus in the gloomy shadows of the tower from which football games were announced, the baseball diamond was the school’s disgrace. The dugouts were dismal cinder block bunkers with peeling paint and a propensity to flood. Grass was scarce where it was supposed to be and
The location for the baseball field with is located at 1218 Alabama Avenue, Selma Alabama. Among this area is the town’s local high school, several suburban communities and several eating establishments. Provided on the site will be storage houses to store materials for the project. Among this area there is 24 hour of security surveillance cameras to secure the locations. The following are directions to the establishment.
The Vital Baseball organization was founded in early 2015 in the northern part of the state of Utah. The strategic plan of the founding managers was to build an organization that supports youth baseball at every age level. “First and foremost, strategic planning is a process” (Abraham, 2012, p. 1.7). This process is not to be taken lightly and the Vital
It was brutal work that required constant attention - the field was always a little too dry or a little too wet, a little too soft or a little too rough. Like an idol that demanded incessant sacrifice, I would wake up early to tend to the field, painstakingly hosing every inch, only too see my handiwork decimated by collegiate players hours later. Yet the work was never unpleasant - something about merely being in the presence of the field filled me in an ineffable pleasure, so much so that my fellow interns and I would fight over who got to rake the fields each day, lest we be stuck with the ostensibly more interesting task of throwing batting practice to the players. There was something magical about bringing the field back to life after a long day in the summer sun, and each day I did my absolute best to see that those fields received the care that they
The memories shared through generations of baseball can be pictured by many, the pickup game of all the neighborhood boys in the vacant lot down the street, the miraculous foul ball landing right in your lap, the classic summer day spent at the ballpark eating hotdogs and singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and “Sweet Caroline.” But more recently, these classic memories are being replaced by those of overbearing Little League coaches who need to take a chill pill, boring games that go on for nine extra innings, and overpriced hotdogs that just don’t taste right.
There are thousands of children who play sports in the communities on facilities supported by residents through their tax dollars. The Miracle League of El Paso provides disabled children and young adults in our communities who cannot participate in a sport on a conventional field with a place to play baseball. The Miracle League of El Paso removes the obstructions that stop children with disabilities off the baseball field and allows them to experience playing the field. The main obstruction for disabled children starts from the natural grass fields. The Miracle League of El Paso is about building self-esteem, making new friends, and confidence. The Miracle League of El Paso applies a "buddy" system – coupling each
From the sandlot to stadiums seating over fifty thousand people, the game of baseball has provided people of all ages with a
Adding indoor baseball, softball, and football fields in Eldred will bring the people together. The indoor fields will let people practice all year, they can bring in money for Eldred and even Otto- Eldred High School, and they can help our school sports programs. In addition, the indoor fields can help earn money and help kids develop skills. Many people say that building the fields would be a waste of money and it would be too expensive, but it there are many solutions to earn money for
For the past century, baseball has been America’s national pastime. As these games play out on television, younger athletes are primed to take these players places someday. As kids begin playing, they have to often learn the basics of hitting, fielding, pitching, and running. Parents often push their kids into playing sports at such a young age to begin creating a positive friend circle. Often known as the Boys of Summer, these young baseball players play often throughout the spring and entire summer with their friends, with pizza parties and ice cream stops after a victory sprinkled in. During the long and usually overwhelming season, these young children rock the diamond in often many cities and towns across their home state and beyond.
The goal is to get to the claims office before it closes in fourteen days. I would choose option #3. The valley passage is a safer option than going over the mountain. For example, there is a greater possibility of injury traveling over the mountain. The mountain route is even more difficult because I have an injured left hand. There is the possibility of a storm, making the trail more difficult. However, one disadvantage of the valley passage is time. I need to be back at the claims office in two weeks. The valley passage takes at least two weeks of travel time. Therefore the likely hood of getting there time is slim. Going over the mountain will take 7 to 10 days. I believe the costs of an injured hand, further injury, and bad weather out weigh the benefit of making it there
It has built a strong brand equity that promotes good will in the community; help disadvantaged urban youth to transition from a negative environment to a positive and encouraging one. Their ultimate mission is to “use baseball and sports to change children’s lives.” They try to make a good balance between sport and education and use them as a formula and a critical ingredient to reinforce success and insure a bright future for this community. They convey a inspiring message that make the young adults beleive that they can be part of the Base organization and reach their goal if they are work ethic, perseverant, dedicated and highly