Author: Peter Portero
Articles Category: Baseball Article
Wanting to be in the middle of everything and taking control is what a leader does. Leadership in the MLB is amazing; all of the young, new players want to get involved. They want to see how their team is doing, whether they look it up on the Internet or talking to the coach. Whatever team they are on, it’s because they want to be there and they’re proud to be there. It’s their career. What more could a man of the average age of twenty four want? A good salary is also a plus. What average person wouldn’t want eight million dollars a year to play Major League Baseball?
The baseball players are totally dedicated to the game. They have to be because it’s what they were born to do. Most of them will not tell you they stumbled upon the game. Instead they will tell you they have worked for years to perfect their game and to make it to the majors. It has been their dream. A leader is one that goes out on the field with no intention of loosing. He can taste the sweat pouring off of him, smell the crowd’s anxiety, and all he hears is the crack of his bat as he hits a homerun. That’s leadership, and leadership is what makes baseball what it is today.
You know the players want to be there when they can state anything about the other players, and they can tell you their team’s stats and standings. That is true commitment and heart, but when it comes down to leadership in baseball, it’s all about team. There is no “I” in team. It’s every player’s leadership skills that make a team, and the team in the end is who ends up winning or loosing. The players have plenty of leadership skills, but let’s not forget the coaches who lead the teams to where they’re supposed to be which is ultimately The World Series.