The Players’ Journal would like to join MLB in celebrating one of the greatest LatinX players in the history of the game: hall of famer Roberto Clemente.
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I thought about how this was a time to get better both physically and especially mentally. Not being able to see friends and go to school took a blow on my mental health and left me with nothing to do. For many kids just like me, it probably did the same thing.
It all started in second grade. I was new to the school, Edgar Allan Poe Classical, in Pullman, on the south side of Chicago. They’d known each other since kindergarten. I felt so lost and shy, not knowing anyone. Tia approached me with a smile and said, “Hi!” I was caught off guard by her outgoingness, but I loved it.
I know it can be hard to speak up because you are afraid of what others might say or have a fear of rejection, but speaking out can have a huge impact on others. Whether it be educating the person you’re speaking out against or inspiring others to use their voice, it has significance.
Why am I so angry? Angry doesn’t even cover a fraction of what I feel. How would you feel if your community lived in constant fear of getting ripped apart from the people you loved […]
Using these steps will not only make you more relaxed when you hit but these steps also will prepare you for when you go against actual pitchers and it will make your hitting experience much easier.
Be you. Stop comparing yourself to the standards of society. It’s never going to be worth the emotional pain you’re going to put yourself through. I wish you could glance into the future. Just for a second. To see how much the world has adjusted. Our generation has changed the world for the better.
We’re going to get through this together one day at a time, but for now make sure you are doing your part to keep not only yourself, but other fellow athletes motivated and hungry. Just because our season has stopped, doesn’t mean the grind has.
Effa was the first, and remains the only, woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
High school is a period of time where you can start to write your own story and create your own path, and I wrote down some of the things I learned while I was creating mine.
When I started playing League, I’d always choose Riven because she looked cool…no other reason needed. My first 30 games I would get utterly eviscerated.
The process of setting a time and sticking to it has made a world of difference with my productivity as I can work with much more focus and confidence when I’m not burdened by anything else going on at that moment.
I grew up in an environment that was full of different people of color, race, and wealth. I believe in treating everyone with respect and not judging anyone by appearance.
In my eyes, the task attributed to journalists and media personnel is as challenging as the one players and coaches face. It is the job of the media to make these larger than life personalities accessible to every sports fan in the world.
All the hope and expectation that my teammates and I had built before the season was suddenly washed away by a wave of regulations and precautions put into effect because of the COVID outbreak.