Personal Narrative: A Good Day Of Baseball

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Baseball was the majority of my summer weekends, and I would have it any other way. Long weekends at hotels all across the state from Battle Creek to Frankenmuth, we played baseball where ever it was to be played. But these stages could not prepare me for where I was about to play next. The University of Dayton baseball stadium, the nicest natural field I have ever played on. It was beautiful from the seats, the mound, the outfield wall, it was all gorgeous. Just stepping on to it felt right. My biggest stage to play, and I had my self a good day of baseball, I took advantage of the field and went as hard as I could. Waking up in the hotel at around 6 am to a text from my coach, it read “Chayton you’re pitching today. I need a win so do whatever …show more content…
Every pregame needs to feel, look and operate the same way or I feel like we lost before ever stepping out on to the field. Running through sprints, catching fly balls, fielding grounders all has to be timed. I even have to play catch with the same person before every game, it just feels right knowing that he and I are almost in sync. Every time I start a game on the mound, I need to get a nice 30 pitch bullpen session in. Every pitch is scripted, the pitch, the location, even how hard I throw it is all written in and done the same. This is to consistently pitch at the highest level possible to get the best results out of my arm on every single outing. My mom says I throw too long in the bullpen but I disagree, saying that my arm needs to be an inning ahead of the opposition, allowing me to throw any pitch at any time with …show more content…
Losing to me meant that I played bad, no matter what anyone else told me or what my stat sheet said. A loss was a loss, no matter how much I worked in that game. It meant that thee other players were better than me and I just could not accept that. Even though I pitched off the nicest mound I have ever thrown from, or hit out into the nicest field ever played on, I could not get the loss out of my head. Although I was just one of the nine players to play in the game, I feel like I could have done something more, to get the win my team deserved after playing on the biggest stage of our

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