I have been an athlete and a scholar for as long as I can remember. It is a passion I am grateful to have. However, I believe that an education is key in being able to continue a career involving this passion once my time playing sports has come to an end. I have always aspired to be a professional athlete, but I do know that is a very high goal for anybody to have. I do not naively think I should not have an education to help in finance managing, business management, and an alternative career if I can't pursue my passion due to injury or anything else.
I love football, but baseball is my passion. My mom loves to tell a story about me at 3 years old. She says she took me to the baseball field across the street from my grandma's house with a bat, baseball, and tee in hand. She set a ball on the tee and walked back to the pitcher's mound. I took the ball off the tee, threw it to her, and told her, "Pitch to me, Mommy!" She says I was hitting the ball into my the outfield at 3 years old. Baseball is just in my blood. My entire family loves baseball, if nothing else. My mom, uncle, grandma, and Grandpa all played baseball or softball. They all love the Yankees, although I am not necessarily a Yankees fan myself (shhh... don't tell them). I firmly believe that I was meant to play baseball or work with the game in some way.
I believe baseball has a code of honor, and a person should be honorable, hard working, trustworthy, focused, and diligent to play. I do my best to exemplify these things in my every day life, whether I am at school or participating in an athletic event. It takes control and discipline to be an effective baseball player. When I am on the field, I can't let the outside world effect me. I want my team to be able to trust me. I work hard to be the best I can be every game and in every class.