This week, for Kids X-Press, it’s all about sports! With the NBA Finals coming to an end, The Euro Cup matches heating up and Major League Baseball season underway, both Jeremy Peralta and Chris Lopez have something to say about their favorite sports. Check them out!
We would also like to hear from you about what sports you’re watching and why?
The Sport of Baseball by Jeremy Peralta
Baseball means to me showing how athletic you really are. You can become a better player with training and practice. Baseball is really a simple sport; if you watch it on television you will see this. The equipment you need to play baseball are baseballs, baseball hats, gloves and also the bases. there are many positions you can play in baseball. Some of the positions are the defense of the team; the offense is the team that is trying to score for their own team.
I think that some players should not get paid the money they receive, if they are abusing their bodies with steroids. I think they should give up playing the game if they are not going to play clean. Those baseball players that are doing this or have gotten caught should be kicked out, like Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Manny Ramirez and Roger Clemens. These players are bad role models for kids and fans. I believe they should not be allowed to continue playing in major league teams.
I think everyone should know about the bad things that happen in baseball besides the good things, like making a lot of money and winning World Series. Do not get me wrong; we have good role models still in the League, whom I look up to since I am a fan. Some of these players are Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada.
Baseball is important to me, because when I was five years old, I started to play with my dad, and he taught me the love of the game. This is why I love baseball so much. One day I want to become a veterinarian, even though baseball will always be my favorite sport and hobby.
Basketball by Chris Lopez
Basketball is the first sport I played as a kid. Also it was the first sport I saw on television. The first game I saw was the Knicks versus the Celtics. I was amazed by the way they passed the ball around and made basketball dunks. The second game I saw was the Bulls versus Magic. I loved the way the Chicago Bulls passed the ball with moves like “no looks,” “alley hoops,” and “behind their backs.”
My favorite player in that game was Derrick Rose. He destroyed the Magic defense with his blazing speed and the way he came out of screens. What I loved even more was that he was not afraid to into the paint with Dwight Howard. I want to become a basketball player because I love being around guys who share the same love for the game as I do, and I just want to play.
There are many players who just play for the money. This is not the reason why Dr. James Naismith made the sport. He created it so we can enjoy it and have fun with our friends. If I had more chances to write about basketball, I would do so because I have so much love for the game. It is an amazing sport, the way you play and the intensity of it. At every corner in New York City there is a basketball court. I wrote about basketball to explain that basketball is not just a hobby or a sport — it is my life. In the future I want to become the next Michael Jordan in the NBA. I would like to play for the New York Knicks in hopes of having a basketball career with this team.
- Arts Westchester Presents Fish Tales Exhibit!
- Summer Fruit