Blast from the Past

In the past, I would always be playing sports everywhere I went. In elementary school during recess I would play some sport related activity. Same goes for middle school, full of sports activities. Once I hit high school, a lot of these activities went away and I wasn’t able to play with my friends all the time. In fact, all of them went away and I haven’t been playing sports with my friends since I entered high school. However, I’ve recently been playing many sports with my friends and it’s been lots of fun. I feel like I’m in middle school again when I was able to play sports with my friends at school and when I played sports outside of school. I’ve mostly been playing basketball, but just this past weekend we also played flag football which was lots of fun.

Photo @2014 by Leo Hidalgo [CC BY 2.0]

Photo @2014 by Leo Hidalgo [CC BY 2.0]

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Soccer and It’s Lessons

I really enjoy baseball and soccer¬†because they’re fun, entertaining, and they’ve taught me, and my family many lessons in life. I grew up playing these two sports and they will always be apart of my life now. These two sports are practically in my families blood now because of my sports-filled childhood. In my opinion, I believe that soccer is a better sport than baseball in many different area and ¬†it has taught me many more lessons than baseball. It was one of the best decisions in my life to stop playing baseball and move to soccer.

Photo @2010 by Esporte Clube Pelotas [CC BY 2.0]

Photo @2010 by Esporte Clube Pelotas [CC BY 2.0]

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The Bowling Experience

When I was younger, say, eight years old, my dad would always take me bowling on the weekends that he had off. It felt special each and every time, and as time went on, I found it to be more and more enjoyable. The first time he mentioned the idea of bowling to me, I was perplexed and thought he was joking. I assumed that it was just an excuse to get me to stop playing video games. As we approached the Fountain Valley Bowling Center, I was quite impressed with how many cars were in the parking lot. I was previously led to believe that bowling was a sport for older people and a few people in their twenties. As the doors opened, though, I saw mostly younger people having fun rolling the ball down the alley, smiles on all of their faces. I also had previous thought that bowling was somewhat of an obsolete and technologically bland sport. To my surprise, the alley was filled with electronic scoreboards, automatically-resetting pins, and a bowling ball returner. As stated by Sports Today, “… the liberal media elite depict the

Photo @ 2010 by Sam Howitz [CC BY 2.0]

Photo @ 2010 by Sam Howitz [CC BY 2.0]

bowler as a chubby guy with a comb-over and polyester pants, the reality is that bowling is one of the most tech-heavy sports today. Robotic pinsetters and computerized scoring were just the beginning.” Continue reading

Angel Stadium

I used to go to Angel Stadium all of the time when I played baseball. I would go with my dad and his friends, and we would always have a great time at the game. When I hear people say, “Baseball’s a boring sport” I always wonder if they’ve actually been to an actual game, rather than watching it on television. I wrote my recent analysis essay on the Angel Stadium because it is such a wonderful sports arena, and gives all local baseball fans quite an amazing experience.

Photo @2008 by Will Culpepper [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Photo @2008 by Will Culpepper [CC BY-SA 2.0]

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