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To make a beautiful baseball bat you slowly use a gouge, whittling away at the wood as it turns. A baseball career tends to work in a similar fashion. You start as a raw player who needs to have his skills redefined after the exciting draft day occurs. The amount of whittling needed varies depending on age, skill, and IQ. This "whittling" or development all occurs in the same place, the minor leagues.
What High School Sports Taught Me
Growing up, I was active in many sports including volleyball, swimming, soccer, softball, tennis, and archery, but nothing brought me as much joy as basketball. It was the one sport I had played in middle school that stuck with me through high school; but it wasn't all about building me up as an athlete, it was also about bringing down myself as well.
Summer of Bron
Like many things in life, decisions are determined by motive. What are you here for? In the case of Lebron James, what he is playing for heading into year sixteen remains to be seen. We enter another summer of free agency with another stock of talent prepared to make their decisions that will reshape the NBA landscape, Lebron being the biggest cog in that plot. We will all speculate until James ultimately makes the decision. Until then, we can do just that.
Dwane Casey Named Head Coach of the Pistons
After parting ways with the Raptors, Dwane Casey is once again a head coach. Dwane Casey has agreed to become the head coach of the Detroit Pistons.
The Bullies Are "Crushed"
Sports in general is supposed to teach people—children especially growing up—about the idea of fair play. And we are assured, as children, that if we play a nice clean game, no matter what, the adults in charge who are acting as referee's shall make sure if someone fouls us up, the person fouling us up will pay the price through a penalty of some sort. It was an idealistic view that the referees, or "zebras" as some of us call them, would make the playing area a safe place to be. Because after all, sport is supposed to be about fun, and not about maiming a fellow human being.
Somers Football Coach Feels the Love After Losing House in Fire
Somers JV Football Coach Matthew Ridgeway lost all his and his daughter’s possessions last Tuesday. An accidental fire in the kitchen broke out and destroyed his home. Tallying the dollar value can certainly be calculated but expressing the totality of the loss in words is quite another thing. “It’s like getting your heart broken as you lose everything of sentimental value,” Ridgeway attempted to explain. His daughter’s tears especially tugs at his spirit. So for as much as the GoFundMe page begins his rebuild, the football team's efforts have also put the emotional fallout firmly on the mend.
The Top 10 Active NBA Players
The 2017-2018 NBA Season is now over, and there is no surprise that The Golden State Warriors have won again with their three-headed monster of Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson. But where do these great players rank against all active NBA players of today? These are the top 10 players of today's NBA.
Somers 7A Girls Tuskers Win Tri-County Basketball League
The Somers 7A Girls Tuskers basketball team could attribute its up and down season to not having key players available at a number of games. But the resulting 7-7 finish had an upside for the 4th place finishers once the playoffs came around. “It forced the bench players to step up and gave them confidence. So when the tournament began, we knew we had a team that would give any of the top teams trouble,” said Coach Robert Hawkins. He turned out to be right on the mark.
The Greatest Match Ever?
For those of you who have been blinded by the WWE or living under a rock, the long awaited rubber match between IWGP Champion Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega took place this weekend at New Japan Pro Wrestling's Dominion pay-per-view in Osaka, Japan. After them having two legitimate Match Of The Year contenders in 2017, there was intense pressure on the participants to live up to their previous encounters.
The Development of a High School Athlete
When I was in grade 4 I played volleyball for the very first time in gym class and completely fell in love. From there on I practiced and really tried to get a hang of it. In grade 6 and 7 I made the "A Team" and both years we won the city championship. Our coach was absolutely incredible and he taught us discipline and how to really appreciate this sport. He made me completely fall in love with it and I'm so thankful because it has been such a big part of my life ever since then.
WWE News: What’s Next for Dean Ambrose?
Dean Ambrose is one of the most unpredictable and versatile characters in the WWE. He has the ability to be a star in everything from the Intercontinental scene to the World or Universal Championship scene.
Fighter or Finished?
It's been a busy week in the world of Phillip Jack Brooks, better known to the outside world as CM Punk. On Tuesday came a long-awaited end to the libel and slander trial brought by WWE ringside physician Chris Amann against Punk and longtime friend Colt Cabana. A jury ruled in Punk and Cabana's favour in a case where Dr. Amann was looking for over $3 million dollars in damages.