There’s at least one good essay in that intersection that has nothing to do with playing in the championship.
History of Softball Many people assume that softball came about from baseball, the sport’s first game actually came about because of a football game.
In 1991, women’s fast pitch softball was added to the roster of the 1996 Summer Olympics – a landmark many people recognize as the ultimate success of a sport.
Although softball was later dropped from the 2012 Summer Olympics line-up, the game is still one of the most popular participant sports in the United States and 113 countries have officially joined the International Softball Federation since the organization’s formation in 1952.
From learning about America through ball diamond visits to the most famous triple play that never happened on Canadian soil, Forbes invites us to witness the adult conversing with the O Pee-Chee baseball cards of his youth.
Tender, insightful, and with the slow heartbreak familiar to anyone who's cheered on a losing team, The Utility of Boredom tells us a thing or two about the sport, and how a seemingly trivial game might help us make sense of our messy lives.
But there are still all sorts of ways baseball can help you get into college, including providing content for your college application essay. He ended up writing about the commonly used analogy about judges not making the rules by defining the strike zone, that is creating laws, but rather acting like umpires and just calling balls and strikes, just interpreting the laws. I doubt his essay would show up in books on how to write a college essay or an example of an essay that got someone into Harvard.
Now a lot of students have been told to stay away from writing about their sports accomplishments, stuff about leading the team to the championship or what it meant to be team captain. I can imagine it gets pretty boring for admission officers after the first 100 or so essays. If you are actually applying to a school that requires you to submit an essay as part of your application then you better be able to do a little thinking about your activities to come up with something to write about. But it showed that he was able to think about baseball in terms other than just winning or losing and that he understood that even with rules, life isn’t always fair.
Just pay a little attention to the media and you’ll start hearing all sorts of baseball analogies. In any case, think about the possibilities: and much more.
All you need to do is take a little time to consider the perception of baseball in general and how it intersects with your experience.