The Baseball Field
The baseball field is my favorite place to be. It is a place to relax and lose all of the things that are going on in life. It challenges me in many different ways, and it allows me to be myself. You can watch and criticize, but it won’t matter to me because on the field I am happy and don’t care about what you think. If God told me I could choose what heaven looked like, it would be a baseball field with God on the mound.
In the outfield, where the grass is freshly cut and greener than a John Deer tracker, I feel free like I could run for days. The outfield is where the robbing of home runs and diving for balls is allowed at all times. There are no rules out there and no restrictions to the fun. It is way more fun to sit on the grass watching clouds than to be sitting on the beach with friends. The only thing that could make the outfield better is to have my dog Timmy out their with me.
The infield, the get down and dirty place, is where the most fun is. There are times where you can make Jeter throws, spin throws, throws of the knees and can make anything look flashy. There is always competition to play infield, but when you get your chance, you feel like the only person on the field. You can sweat and get dirty without your parents getting mad. If you make an error, you will always have a chance to make up for it. The throw downs from the catcher are the most fun because you can make it flashy. When you tag the runner out, it is the best feeling in the world. You can talk to the man next to you about anything and can mess with the base runners anytime. My favorite part of the infield is the emotion that is shown without consequences and the risk taking.
When running bases, you can get in the pitcher’s head and cause him to have a bad game. You can also talk smack with the infielders and show all the confidence in the world. Base running is always the best when the coach stops restricting you and allows you to be as aggressive as you want. Having the green light to steal and testing outfielder’s arms is risky, but fun. You can help rally your team back in the game and make the other team mad.
At bat you are faced with many different challenges. When being the first five batters, you are expected to get on base or put a good lick on the ball. Later in the lineup, you are expected to put the ball in play and make the other team play defense. You are also given different tasks depending on how many people are on base and what base they are on. You also have to know the count and if your teammate is going to steal a base or not. The best part of hitting is when all the pressure is on and you deliver for your team. When you don’t deliver, you will always have your team to support you and help you deliver the next time.
The dugout is the house and where the family is. The team will always support you and will never let you fail. They will also cheer for you when you do a good job. They are the first ones to fight for you and defend you from your coach when he is mad.