Why Is Baseball Important Essay

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Most baseball players, when asked what the best compliment another player could give

them is, "That I was a good team mate." This speaks volumes for what baseball stands for. For

most people, when asked what they think baseball is all about, would say that it is about team

work. With team work comes leadership; a strong team needs a strong leader. In professional

teams, leaders come in many shapes and forms. Each individual player can be a leader in their

own regard, on top of the coach, the batting coach, the pitching coach, and so on. This is why

some feel that baseball is such a important sport in youth development. Baseball is a game which

teaches you important life skills with an emphasis on teamwork and

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When someone has a baseball thrown at them at ninety to one-hundred miles per hour

in various ways, they have to learn to expect everything. One pitch a batter could be thrown a

speeding fastball, but the next they could be thrown a ninety miles per hour curveball. The best

players can hit a fastball out of the park, but are also prepared for the unexpected, with the

unexpected being curveballs, change ups, cutters, splitters, forkballs, sliders, slurves, screwballs,

changeups, and palmballs. When a player is up to bat, they are simultaneously expecting each

and every type of pitch, and are trying to ready themselves to hit each one of them. On the flip

side, in order to succeed outside of baseball, one also have to be ready for everything and

anything. Not all things goes as planned, and as a result one should be ready for whatever comes

at them. To quote Heraclitus, "Everything changes and nothing stands still..." This quote stays

true in the context of baseball.(entertainment.howstuffworks.com)

Baseball is a game of resilience, one has to learn to be okay with being beaten. One can

lose a game but still go on to playing in a championship. Just because a team was
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This is important to remember in any endeavor, when one is in a situation

where you are not acclimated to the people they are working with, their work will show


In baseball, one has to learn to wait for their pitch. If one was to swing too early or too

late, they could ruin everything. The best hitters learn to hit the ball at just the right moment

every time to avoid bad hits. If one is too impatient or slow, one can make mistakes. This

translates well into real life, where important decisions could have a moment where it would be

perfectly decided a second later. If one knows when to hit their ball, they will make that decision

at the right moment, but if they are too early or too late, they may have unintentional side effects

because of that. For instance, if they were to buy stocks in a startup, as an example; Facebook. If

they bought their share when it first went public, they started good, but if they were to sell it just

before they knew that it would sell for one hundred times more than they were going to sell it

for, they would be upset. If they knew to wait for the right moment, they would have made

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