If you’re reading this, chances are you were once an athlete. Hey, maybe you were a highly touted recruit out of high school or maybe your peak was in college. Regardless, I’m sure you’ve come to miss the game. It doesn’t matter what sport it was – it was once an integral part of your life and now there is a void that needs filling. This is my experience with the process, and you might find that this link highlights some of the issues ex-athletes have (I know how to make friends and do my own laundry though, thank you very much).
Throughout my years as a high school and collegiate baseball player as well as life after ball, I have been lucky enough to hear speeches from many profound MLB names. I have been graced with words of wisdom from the likes of Duane Ward, Sandy Alomar Sr., Bruce Hurst, Goose Gossage, Tim Raines, and most recently Homer Bush. Though every one of them has vastly different experiences and stories to share, there are some common themes that I have noticed throughout the years: enjoying the moment, perseverance, and humility.
Do you ever catch yourself watching a professional sport and wondering ‘these guys aren’t even trying’? Have you ever left a game thinking ‘man, that was a waste of money’? That seems to be the way it goes in many sports mid-season. So why would I pay hundreds of dollars to watch a game that could end up being average-at-best if the athletes decided to take a day off?
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I am not a writer, nor do I claim to be. One day I would love to be able to consider myself a writer, but for now I am just an undergraduate student at the University of Calgary doing a Biological Sciences undergraduate degree. For more about me, see my About page!
My first post will likely be something to do with amateur sports. I hope you all enjoy!