Monday, January 19, 2015

Pitch Day Reflection

I was afraid that I would mess up my presentation, or that I would forget what to say. I was also worried that I would forget to say something or forget to say my name. I practiced my speech at home and I did a run through of my speech in second period to a classmate. I tried to break my speech into different parts so it would be easier to remember as well. I also tried not to think that much when I was giving my speech so I wouldn't mess up.

Giving the speech was actually easier then I though it was going to be. I that is because I was well prepared for it. Giving the speech also became also became easier as the day progressed. After the first couple of people, I began to have almost a set routine to giving my speech. I learned that part of presenting is having confidence in yourself and your speech.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Phone Call Script and Questions

Script: Hello, my name is_____ and I am a student at______. I am calling to ask Jason Aspito a few questions about playing baseball in the MLB, he is available? 

Questions: 1. What do you think it takes to make it to the Major Leagues?
                  2. What do to make it to the Major Leagues?
                  3. What would be a good college to go to for baseball.
                  4. Did you get drafted out of high school, or did you college? If so what college did you attend? 

I don't really want to make a phone call, but it shouldn't be that big of a deal. I think that it is call that we are contacting someone who has lived out our passion. I don't plan on contacting anyone else, but I could if I need to. I want t know what he thinks it takes to make to pro ball, and what it takes to play pro ball. I also want to know what he did to get to the Major Leagues. 


Monday, November 10, 2014

Research

           I learned through research that it takes a lot to become a Major League Baseball player. They have to grind through everyday. They have a grueling schedule that they do almost everyday. They have a series of warm ups and training that they do during the day. Them they take batting practice, get into uniform, and do some stretches by themselves on the field just before the game. They then play one game, and sometimes due to the cancelation of an earlier game, they could have two games that day. And the crazy part to me is that after every game, they go for an hour to work out with their instructors. They do that day after day with maybe one or two Sundays off a month.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Finding My Way to Pro Baseball

           One of my personal goals on reasearching my passion kis to find out wht it takes to make it to pro baseball. To find out what you have to do. My English class academic goals are to get straight A's, get 100% one test, and to get ona ninth grade reading level. A person I could contact is Chris Hoiles. He played baseball for the Baltimore Orioles and owns a baseball clinic in York. Some questions I could ask him are, what did you do to make to the MLB? What it takes to make it to the MLB? How hard he worked to make it? Did you get any scholarships? Why did you want to play professional basball?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Passionate about baseball

           I am passionate about baseball. Ever since I was little, I loved baseball. I think that is mostly because of my dad. He loves baseball, so I do too. My two older brothers played baseball when I was little, and my dad did too. Back down in Maryland, my dad and my two older brothers would play homerun derby with a Wiffle Ball and bat in our backyard. My overall goal right now is to make the school baseball team.