My Office - Behind the Plate

Written by Aron Wallad

My Office - Behindrepparttar Plate

I loved catching - I hadrepparttar 137826 whole game in front of me. I could see everything. Placingrepparttar 137827 fielders was my job. Seeing whether long fly balls were fair or foul. Whatrepparttar 137828 pitcher had or lacked, I saw, as well. Didrepparttar 137829 pitcher need a break inrepparttar 137830 action because he was tired? If he did I would pay a little visit torepparttar 137831 mound. The general onrepparttar 137832 field is what I was. A direct link torepparttar 137833 coach.

My office was behindrepparttar 137834 plate. Having played allrepparttar 137835 other positions was great, but I feltrepparttar 137836 best place to be, was catching. I could cash in on allrepparttar 137837 activity that was in front of me. I had an opportunity to shaperepparttar 137838 game. I had power in my office that I did not have anywhere else onrepparttar 137839 field except for maybe pitching. I loved that responsibility.

Passion For Baseball

Written by Aron Wallad

For The Love ofrepparttar Game   What is something you are passionate about? Passion is contagious and feeds off this positive energy. Have you ever seen two people who truly loverepparttar 137825 game of baseball talk about baseball?

I had a friend’s wife tell me once that we can remember every play in a game we watched or played in but why is it that we can not remember a simple grocery list that is given to us. Some of us can recite stats for their teams 50 years ago. We can tell who played in what World Series and whorepparttar 137826 winning pitcher was and who hitrepparttar 137827 game winning homerun, off of whom and what pitch. Why is that?

A lot of my childhood memories are tied to baseball. I remember spending hours hitting a rock in front of my house pretending to be my idol Rod Carew. I used to mimic his stance and his loose wrists. I wanted to be just like him. I made myself into a switch hitter because of him. As I grew olderrepparttar 137828 demise of my professional career was that I could not hitrepparttar 137829 breaking ball. I could sit on that fastball and hit it out ofrepparttar 137830 park but as soon as they took something off or put a break on it I could not hit it. So there went my dream of a professional career but not my passion forrepparttar 137831 game.

I have been playing softball forrepparttar 137832 past 10 years. We have been part ofrepparttar 137833 same league for over 10 years. Another team inrepparttar 137834 same league played forrepparttar 137835 same amount of time. I remember saying to myself that wouldn’t it be cool if all of us can be playing together like this other team when we are 40 something. We were all in our 30’s and this team was in their 40’s. Well I catch myself thinking now wouldn’t it be cool to be playing ball in our 50’s like these guys are.

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