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Anxious Moments

I do not tell many people this but I have anxiety attacks. I get anxiety attacks when I’m running late, see clowns, or am around a huge group of people. This is also why I’m anti-social. I can not be around big groups of random people without me breathing heavy or getting fidgety. 

I’ve only gone to four high school football games, and those get me anxious. I took my brother to a game once just so I wouldn’t freak out and lose it. He was a life saver, the three other times, twice I have been with some of my baseball buddies, who I consider brothers, so I do not freak out. Being around people I know and consider family is the only way I do not get the attacks. This is also a reason I do not go to dances. I do not go because I do not have dates but because I am stuck with people I do not know and chances are I would have an anxiety attack. So next time I tell you that I’m anti-social just realize I do not want to have an anxiety attack, Strangely enough I do not get anxiety attacks at baseball games when I go alone. I think it is just because I see baseball as my home and my nirvana. I love baseball and I guess I’m at peace with it. 

Another unique thing, my favorite villain of all time is The Joker, a clown, and I do not worry about being late if I’m with someone I treasure. Maybe if I found someone to treasure, I would stop having anxiety attacks. 

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Sometimes I get bored in Calculus so I draw. This is the best drawing since I drew a T. rex on post it notes. Thank you Janet Perez for being the hair model

Sometimes I get bored in Calculus so I draw. This is the best drawing since I drew a T. rex on post it notes. Thank you Janet Perez for being the hair model

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I definitely think I can be a big influence, not only on African-Americans but kids in general, to know that you can go out, you can have fun, you can be yourself. You don’t have to be a certain height; you don’t have to be a certain weight. You can go out and you can play the game. If you can pick up a bat and you can swing it, you have a chance. I think I can be a big part of that.

Andrew McCutchen

"A Most Valuable Player with an Invaluable Platform" (New York Times)

(Source: mightyflynn)

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mightyflynn:

With the end of Paul Konerko’s career seemingly close at hand, I pondered his case for induction into the Hall of Fame for The Hall of Very Good.

Konerko’s just a guy who showed up for seventeen years and did his job so well, so consistently, and so quietly, that folks who aren’t Chicago White Sox fans can be forgiven for underestimating his value to the game.
He’s been the face of the Sox for a decade, turning down two opportunities to chase large free agent contracts along the way. During the 2005 World Series, his Game Two grand slam catapulted the Sox to their first world championship in 88 years and, in acknowledgement of his loyalty and quiet leadership, he was named captain the following spring.  Soon, his number 14 will hang next to the other all-time White Sox greats at “The Cell” and a statue of his likeness will reside on the outfield concourse.
In a just world, his plaque would hang in Cooperstown, too.


Read the rest: "Countdown to Cooperstown" (Hall of Very Good)
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America

mightyflynn:

With the end of Paul Konerko’s career seemingly close at hand, I pondered his case for induction into the Hall of Fame for The Hall of Very Good.

Konerko’s just a guy who showed up for seventeen years and did his job so well, so consistently, and so quietly, that folks who aren’t Chicago White Sox fans can be forgiven for underestimating his value to the game.

He’s been the face of the Sox for a decade, turning down two opportunities to chase large free agent contracts along the way. During the 2005 World Series, his Game Two grand slam catapulted the Sox to their first world championship in 88 years and, in acknowledgement of his loyalty and quiet leadership, he was named captain the following spring.  Soon, his number 14 will hang next to the other all-time White Sox greats at “The Cell” and a statue of his likeness will reside on the outfield concourse.

In a just world, his plaque would hang in Cooperstown, too.

Read the rest: "Countdown to Cooperstown" (Hall of Very Good)

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America

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nprhereandnow:

Go, BatKid, go! 

The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco are granting the wish of 5-year-old Miles Scott, who is in remission from leukemia. His wish: To be BatKid. Read more

(Photos via Twitter)

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