I sit here, watching the days go by of my high school career. Just waiting for that “time of my life” experience I’ll have in just three short years. College.
Since I was a kid, I wanted to be a professional baseball player in the big leagues, hitting the ball hard like a hammer hits a nail, sending the ball out of the park and having 50,000 fans in front of me cheering! It would be the best feeling in the world.
I work every day before school when I wake up, after school when I get home, and I dream of baseball in my sleep.
I tell all my friends that I am going to be a baseball player; they often laugh and say I won’t even make it to college baseball. There are many non-believers and that long list of people includes my family.
I have paid for my own baseball equipment since I was 11 years old.
The training backstop in my front yard? I bought that with the money from mowing my neighbor’s yard. My baseball glove and bat? I bought them myself at a yard sale. I am so dedicated to baseball that I would rather play the game than watch any
It’s my dream to prove to all those people I can make it in baseball and show them to never argue the future of anyone or anything!
Follow your dreams and they will come true. I am trying to follow mine the best I can.
Jacob Earl is a sophomore at Orono High School in Orono, Maine and plays baseball, soccer and basketball. He hopes to play baseball at a Division I college.
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