Ethos In Michael Fulmer's Article 'No Pipe Dream'

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To some, playing Major League Baseball is a dream. Michael Fulmer, a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, has fulfilled his dream of playing in a Major League game. Fulmer has used his time in the majors a learning experience and a life lesson. The writer is able to connect Fulmer’s career and Fulmer’s life together in this article. In Stephanie Apstein’s article “No Pipe Dream” from the January 23, 2017 issue of Sports Illustrated, she effectively employs ethos and pathos to show how Michael Fulmer has enhanced his baseball career and has established himself as a major league player. Apstein employs ethos to show how Michael Fulmer has enhanced his baseball career and has established himself as a Major League player. In the article, Fulmer receives guidance from a former Cy Young Award winner and former MVP Justin Verlander, who has established himself as an ace pitcher very quickly in his career. According to Apstein, Verlander gave Fulmer advice on keeping his arm healthy, “‘You need to start doing this,’ said Verlander. ‘I didn’t my rookie year, and my arm gave out on me.’ So Fulmer did as Verlander Suggested. After Fulmer’s every start, Verlander would swing by his locker and check: ‘Did you do your shoulder program?’” With Verlander being such a marvelous …show more content…
To help enhance Fulmer’s baseball career, he was mentored by star pitcher Justin Verlander, and he worked as a plumber in the off-season. By winning the 2016 American League Rookie of the Year award, Fulmer established himself as a Major League Baseball player. In Stephanie Apstein’s article “No Pipe Dream” from the January 23, 2017 issue of Sports Illustrated, she effectively employs ethos and pathos to show how Michael Fulmer has enhanced his baseball career and has established himself as a major league

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