Shoe Game

I love many things in the world, such as food and sports. In the past few years, I have come to love another aspect of life. SHOES. In my town, the majority of kids love shoes.

For instance, usually, in school, when you walk up to someone, they examine your shoes, and see what you are wearing on your feet. There’s something called “Shoe Game”, and it’s pretty much whether or not you have a variety of expensive, cool shoes.

At some points, I feel that Shoe Game is all anyone cares about. However, there is a whole strategy with shoes. First, there is always buying. Everyone wants to get the new Kevin Durant release, or the new Air Jordan release.

However, since so many people are trying to buy them, many people in my town felt it was necessary to buy a bot. A bot is something you use to get shoes. Basically, it puts the shoes in your cart and gets them for you, the second they release.

Once you buy the shoes, you have three options. You can sell them right away (new), and make a profit. You can do this because most good shoes sell out of stores, so people have to pay more to get them, since they were too late to purchase for the retail price.

The 2nd option is to simply wear them. Show them off; add them to your collection of shoes. Option three, is what I tend to do. Wear them for a little, keep them in good shape, and then sell them.

Believe me, many people buy worn shoes in our town. And currently, I am selling a few pairs of worn shoes, in order to get a new pair of kicks, and a baseball bat that I really want.

Another aspect of shoes is knowing what’s hot, and knowing what shoes look like. So I have come to know quite a bit about shoes. Personally, I think the best shoe to buy right now is the Nike Roshe Run.

They are very lightweight, and very cheap, usually only $70 for Men’s sizes. They come in many colorways, you can customize them, and they are probably the most comfortable shoe I have ever stepped foot in.

If you are looking for a new pair of sneakers, I highly suggest the Nike Roshe Run, which can be found at Nike. However, if you want a larger selection of colorways, I would go to FinishLine.com or FootLocker.com.

 

 

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Springing Into Action

 

That was probably the longest winter ever. There was a ridiculous amount of snow, and it just stayed there forever. And still, in late March, we had days below freezing. That’s just insane.

This was bad for three reasons. First, I got sick way too much. Second, I slipped and fell numerous times on ice. Third, and more importantly, baseball and soccer came around too fast.

Usually, I play winter soccer, so I’m already in the zone. However, this year I chose not to play two sports in the winter, coming off a torn MCL. The snow didn’t go away until recently, and we have had our first practices for soccer on turf, since the fields are too wet.

I actually thought I was going to be rusty, but for some reason soccer always comes back to me easily. After all, it is (in my opinion) a lot less complex than baseball. Point is, I thought I played pretty well after missing a whole season.

Baseball, is a different story. Opening day is supposed to be tonight. That is unlikely, considering it’s been raining so much. Regardless, I haven’t been on a baseball field in months.

Baseball is a sport that takes time to get into rhythm. I would say a lot of the kids in my league play only baseball, so they are practicing year round. However, I always have a different sport in every season.

So, I haven’t been playing baseball. At all. I am probably going to be pretty rusty, and not so great my first time out on the field. I am really hoping my swing comes back, because I thought I hit the ball pretty well in the fall.

And boy, that swing has been all over the place in the past couple of years, and I definitely know what a slump feels like. If the weather permits, hopefully we can get some practices good practices in, so I get comfortable before the 1st game.

I have several goals this season, but one of them is to master the changeup. Everyone throws a curveball now, but no one really has an effective changeup.Also, the greatest benefit of a changeup is that it doesn’t hurt your arm like curveballs.

Many people have told me to put three fingers on the ball for a changeup. Problem is, I throw my fastball with three fingers, which gives me more control. I personally value control more than speed. And honestly, the three-finger grip is more comfortable for me. However, I’m definitely going to start throwing it with two fingers.

If I can master a changeup, I will have an effective off-speed pitch that won’t hurt my arm. That’s an ideal weapon for any pitcher. And last but not least, there is something else that is a necessity in baseball- looking good.

You have to look sharp when you’re out there. It’s a MUST. I have my evoshields, wristbands, and I ordered my new cleats. Unfortunately I couldn’t get metal cleats since they’re prohibited in the recreational league, but I still got some nice cleats.

As you can see, I’m pretty excited for baseball, and soccer. After all, this is my last spring of soccer and baseball, before I go on to play High School sports. I look forward to finishing my rec baseball and Cougar soccer career!