Life Is a Game of Baseball

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Ashley Robinson
Mr. Riley
AP Language
10/31/12
Life is a Game of Baseball
Something as simple as going to a baseball game can teach you a lot. There are many things in life that are important to know, baseball can teach many of these lessons. There are many life lessons to learn and are needed to succeed, some of these life lessons include picking yourself up after you’ve made a mistake, working hard for yourself and your team, respect, and many more. “’The great American past-time isn’t just a sport- it is a chance to learn skills that guide us through all the pitfalls the world can throw at us.’”(Liberthson). Life is like a game of baseball. “In baseball, like life, you get multiple chances to succeed.”(Eglehoff). Never give up, even when you fail, there will be another chance to prove yourself. While watching a baseball game, you will notice players make mistakes, they are only human just like everyone else, but they do not give up. “But in baseball, like life, it’s those failures that make us better and stronger to be a better competitor the next day.”(Eglehoff). Making mistakes is common, it happens to the best of us. Players need to be prepared to do the right thing next time. Baseball players strive to continuously improve, and to do better than before. It does a player, and the team, no good to dwell on mistakes, players need to be able to accept the responsibility of their mistake and move past it onto the next play. The ability to pick up the pieces after a bad play leads to a good comeback, which everyone loves. Mistakes can be a good thing, making mistakes help you learn and grow as an athlete and person. “When you blow it, you need to pick yourself up and try again.”(Liberthson). Teamwork is very important in baseball and life. Teamwork is about building relationships with your teammates, or coworkers, and being able to trust everyone on the team to play their position, and do their part for the group, you cannot do it all on your own. You win...
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