Hi! My name is Brendan and I play Baseball. Baseball is an American sport involving lots of physical requirements like being able to run fast, swing heavy bats, and have good arm strength to be able to throw across the baseball field.
The field you play on in baseball is called the baseball diamond and in the baseball diamond there’s an infield and an outfield. The outfield has three defensive positions called outfielders. The infield has six defensive positions. They are; pitcher, catcher, first base, second base, and shortstop. And last but not least, the position I play, third base.
Here’s a diagram of a baseball diamond and the defensive positions I made using Skitch:
The clothing you wear for baseball is baseball pants, team jersey, baseball hat, cleats, and baseball socks.
When you play defense you also need a baseball glove:
When you are hitting you need a baseball bat and a helmet:
There is also a dugout which is where the players sit during a game. Often the dugouts are a mess after games because you have sunflower seeds and gatorade bottles scattered around. The Dugout can also have dirt on the floor and on the walls because when you play a baseball game some players like to shake their cleats out and they also like to wipe their shirts off.
Some people in my class play baseball. Baseball is very fun sport because you learn how to steal a base, only swing at good pitches, field the ball, and work together as a team. Also, many people dream of playing baseball in the MLB (which is Major League Baseball) because it means you are a professional athlete and it is really hard to become one!
My favorite Baseball team is the Boston Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox had a bad season last year but this year the Red Sox are having a great year because they got a new manager. The Red Sox had a new manager last year too, but he got fired because the Red Sox were not winning any games.
Finally, sometimes at the end of the school year we sing the famous baseball song “Take Me Out to The Ballgame” and on the line “Root, root, root for the home team” many people change the word “home team” to either Red Sox or Yankees because we live in between Boston and New York so some people like the Yankees and some people like the Red Sox (and some people just don’t like either of them.)
Here is a video of my class and I singing the song: