I want to quit my highschool baseball team....

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#1 Posted by IcyFlamez96 (1355 posts) -

Yeah I know this isnt the best place to post stuff like this for actually helpful responses but I like seeing the replies I get from here so here I go.....

So anyway I've been playing baseball since I was like 4 or 5. When I was that young I never really had much thoughs on playing, I just played. My Dad is one of those super sports pro Dads so he kind of made me play. When I was about 7 I figured out that I did not really like playing baseball. I always played in a higher age division and always did really well in little league. I was never excited to play though. I was always pretty good at defense and really good at hitting but honestly in my little league days, I was always scared of getting hit by the pitch lol.

Wait Im getting off topic... So anyway I'd never be excited to play. I could tell my friends were though. If a game got cancelled everyone would be all sad or mad and I'd just be like "Oh, cool we dont have a game tommorow." I never told my dad that I didn't want to play because, well being like 10 he was pretty scary o.O

I do remember me saying I dont like playing baseball when I was like 8 around my parents but I cant remember what happened after. There was only one year I actaully had a lot of fun and that was when I was like 12 or 13. My league sucked at the time and my coach wasnt serious and all of my friends were on the team so it was just a chill year.

Now when I got into highschool I played JV for 2 years as a freshman and sophmore. My school always won league undefeated and sometimes even won CIF in its history so my coaches took it really seriously. We would work really hard and I was still pretty good, I didnt really shine as much as I did in little league. Then I started to think about quitting, but then my dad would have wasted tons of time and money for me to just quit like that. And I wasnt going to quit in the middle of the year or anything, I was going to stop playing after the season. But then I just decided to finish off my JV years. I was honestly okay with that though.

Now, I just started Varsity. Im a Junior and I just really don't want to play anymore. Even boefre tryouts I talked to my mom about it and I know she cares but she pretty easily supported my decision although she was questioning it a little. My dad would be the hard one to convince.... I know I could have a future in baseball. I know I can. Im good enough, I always try my hardest even though I cant force my heart into it. I know I could go pro one day, but I really don't want to live that kind of lifestyle. I dont want the constant traveling and constant baseball games, or the constant attention! And all that money.... What will I do with it anyway? I honestly dont have good enough social skills for that kind of life anyway. I mean I dont have bad social skills but not good.

I imagine myself perfectly happy just living a "normal" life ya know? Just in a regular house with a family and a job yadayadayada. I want to focus on school a lot so I can get at least a higher paying than normal job though. But back to the baseball thing. This year, since im on Varsity, my dad was planning to put me in all of these workout programs and everything like he did with my brother. (My brother got a full ride athletic scholarship btw) Most people who devote all their time and effort into this are passionate about playing baseball, but at this point, im passionate about not playing. Its getting too serious now and I really dont want to waste all of my time working for goals I really dont care about achieving anymore. Like really, before I didnt really want to play much, but I didnt really think much about going to practice everyday after school, but now I just REALLY dont want to do it. Really I always get all depressed 6th period because I know I have to practice 7th... I usually just go to sleep in that class. Its just so much stress. Its even stress for those who want to do it.

So I just talked to my dad about it and he keeps saying things like "Give it a chance" "You're locking yourself out" "You are shutting out an opportunity" "Don't be a quitter" Ok he said more things but Im going to focus on these quotes right now. Give it a chance? Ive been freaking playing baseball my whole life and I never liked it. Baseball doesnt NEED any more chances for me. He says I may change my mind since im at the top level now but I cant even express how wrong this is. Im NOT and I will say again, NOT going to change my mind about this. I have been thinking about it for TOO long. Why the heck would just start liking it now???

You're locking yourself out? Shutting out an opporunity? I dont care how good I am at it. I know I can get alot of opportunities in baseball with scholarships and blahblahblah. But If I dont want to do it than I dont want to do it. Its as simple as that. I might be good at it, but I dont enjoy it at ALL. At these point I detest it.

Dont be a quitter??? Ive been freaking playing through this my whole life, always giving 120%, never liking it. I didnt quit then. I want to stop. The main thing hes saying is since I already started the season I need to finish it. I never wanted to start the season in the first place. Ive been doing something I never wanted to do long enough. Im sick of it, completely.

My dad says things like this build character, doing things you dont want to do.... I dont even know what to say to this. I mean that is right... But this is different.... Is it? I never wanted to do it, I went through 10+ years doing it and he doesnt want me to stop because im a the top highschool level. He said he at least want me to finish this year.... This season just started.... Its going to be a longggggg season. (Well we are practicing now but season doesnt actually start until next semester) I am really against the idea of finishing it. I dont care what people think of me at ALL. I dont want to play. Its as simple as that. He pretty much said I am going to finish because it makes no sense to stop all of a sudden. He knows he cant force me but he keeps telling me to finish. Honestly, either way I dont see myself finishing and you can bet that I wont. There is no tennis team at my school and me and my friends were going to form it, after I quit.... I want to do something purely fun. Tennis has always been fun to me. That is like the perfect thing.... That is something I could have fun being competetive in.... Even though dont want it as a carrer, I just want to do it in highschool for fun. I dont really know how to end this so I will end it here.

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#2 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

So quit.

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#3 Posted by IcyFlamez96 (1355 posts) -

So quit.

Necrifer

Lol:lol:

Its not that simple.

I was about to put this on Yahoo Answers but supposedly it exceedes the 5000 character post limit:roll:

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#5 Posted by stiggy321 (609 posts) -

[QUOTE="Necrifer"]

So quit.

IcyFlamez96

Lol:lol:

Its not that simple.

I was about to put this on Yahoo Answers but supposedly it exceedes the 5000 character post limit:roll:

So quit. "Talent" is absolutely irrelevant. 9 million people are better at baseball than Derek Jeter, but you'll never see them play. And you'll never go pro unless you juice it up. And if you juice it to go pro, you'll probably take it in excess and hurt your body. There's no point to doing anything that often unless it's your profession or it doesn't interfere with your profession. Liking it is irrelevant and should come naturally anyway. Why do something (that often) you don't like doing? Tell your dad to eat s*** if he doesn't like it.
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#6 Posted by shinian (6871 posts) -
I could have a future in baseball. I know I can. Im good enough, I always try my hardest even though I cant force my heart into it. I know I could go pro one day, but I really don't want to live that kind of lifestyle. I dont want the constant traveling and constant baseball games, or the constant attention! And all that money.... What will I do with it anyway? I honestly dont have good enough social skills for that kind of life anyway. here.IcyFlamez96
First world problems . Sheeesh.
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#7 Posted by ExoticAnimal (39796 posts) -
Don't be a quitter dude!
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#8 Posted by black_chamber99 (1696 posts) -

poor you

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#9 Posted by mAArdman (1612 posts) -

[QUOTE="IcyFlamez96"]

[QUOTE="Necrifer"]

So quit.

stiggy321

Lol:lol:

Its not that simple.

I was about to put this on Yahoo Answers but supposedly it exceedes the 5000 character post limit:roll:

So quit. "Talent" is absolutely irrelevant. 9 million people are better at baseball than Derek Jeter, but you'll never see them play. And you'll never go pro unless you juice it up. And if you juice it to go pro, you'll probably take it in excess and hurt your body. There's no point to doing anything that often unless it's your profession or it doesn't interfere with your profession. Liking it is irrelevant and should come naturally anyway. Why do something (that often) you don't like doing? Tell your dad to eat s*** if he doesn't like it.



Listen to this guy. He knows 9 million people.

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#10 Posted by C2N2 (759 posts) -

Well I skimmed through the last few paragraphs of your short story there, all I can say is don't let your dad pressure you into staying. It's your life, not his.

InEMplease

Its his dad's house he lives in and his bills his dad pays... Is asking him to play a sport so he has something to be proud of his son for too much to ask for?

I mean honestly... How can someone "detest" (i.e. dislike intensely) something they have done for over a decade (4 or 5 to being junior)...? Especially when it is something that brings joy to the rest of his family...?

I don't really care for the "its my life and I can do what I want argument"... If you want to argue that sh-t then move out of his house and pay your own way in life.

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#11 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

Highschool baseball, probably the most boring thing you could ever be a part of

If you don't want to play just quit, highschool sports are supposed to be fun and if you aren't enjoying it what's the point?

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#12 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

[QUOTE="InEMplease"]

Well I skimmed through the last few paragraphs of your short story there, all I can say is don't let your dad pressure you into staying. It's your life, not his.

C2N2

Its his dad's house he lives in and his bills his dad pays... Is asking him to play a sport so he has something to be proud of his son for too much to ask for?

I mean honestly... How can someone "detest" (i.e. dislike intensely) something they have done for over a decade (4 or 5 to being junior)...? Especially when it is something that brings joy to the rest of his family...?

I don't really care for the "its my life and I can do what I want argument"... If you want to argue that sh-t then move out of his house and pay your own way in life.

Dude it's highschool baseball. If his dad really cares enough about it to kick him out of the house for not playing then he's f*cked in the head

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#13 Posted by C2N2 (759 posts) -

[QUOTE="C2N2"]

[QUOTE="InEMplease"]

Well I skimmed through the last few paragraphs of your short story there, all I can say is don't let your dad pressure you into staying. It's your life, not his.

Bane_09

Its his dad's house he lives in and his bills his dad pays... Is asking him to play a sport so he has something to be proud of his son for too much to ask for?

I mean honestly... How can someone "detest" (i.e. dislike intensely) something they have done for over a decade (4 or 5 to being junior)...? Especially when it is something that brings joy to the rest of his family...?

I don't really care for the "its my life and I can do what I want argument"... If you want to argue that sh-t then move out of his house and pay your own way in life.

Dude it's highschool baseball. If his dad really cares enough about it to kick him out of the house for not playing then he's f*cked in the head

I'm not saying his dad should kick him out... I didn't imply his father would kick him out... In fact I said nothing about his dad doing anything to him at all... I said IF HE WANTS TO ARGUE THAT ITS HIS LIFE AND HE CAN DO WHAT HE WANTS THEN HE SHOULD MOVE HIMSELF OUT AND PAY HIS OWN WAY. (caps, so it is easier to read and comprehend).

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#14 Posted by johnd13 (9264 posts) -

I honestly think you should quit baseball. There' s no point in doing sth that you hate no matter how much your dad wants you to continue. If you think about it you have already "built" character after all these years and your hard work. You' re still young and now is your chance to really have fun in your life. So just stop doing it even now and if your dad makes a big deal about it just don' t worry. You will have taken the right decision for you-it' s your life.

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#15 Posted by LJS9502_basic (161981 posts) -
Talk to your dad, quit, stop whining, and use your blog. Oh...and I doubt you're good enough to go pro.
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#16 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

[QUOTE="C2N2"]

Its his dad's house he lives in and his bills his dad pays... Is asking him to play a sport so he has something to be proud of his son for too much to ask for?

I mean honestly... How can someone "detest" (i.e. dislike intensely) something they have done for over a decade (4 or 5 to being junior)...? Especially when it is something that brings joy to the rest of his family...?

I don't really care for the "its my life and I can do what I want argument"... If you want to argue that sh-t then move out of his house and pay your own way in life.

C2N2

Dude it's highschool baseball. If his dad really cares enough about it to kick him out of the house for not playing then he's f*cked in the head

I'm not saying his dad should kick him out... I didn't imply his father would kick him out... In fact I said nothing about his dad doing anything to him at all... I said IF HE WANTS TO ARGUE THAT ITS HIS LIFE AND HE CAN DO WHAT HE WANTS THEN HE SHOULD MOVE HIMSELF OUT AND PAY HIS OWN WAY. (caps, so it is easier to read and comprehend).

Oh so your post had nothing to do with the thread topic huh?:lol: sure

Did your daddy force you to play baseball for the good of the family too?:roll:

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#17 Posted by C2N2 (759 posts) -

[QUOTE="C2N2"]

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

Dude it's highschool baseball. If his dad really cares enough about it to kick him out of the house for not playing then he's f*cked in the head

Bane_09

I'm not saying his dad should kick him out... I didn't imply his father would kick him out... In fact I said nothing about his dad doing anything to him at all... I said IF HE WANTS TO ARGUE THAT ITS HIS LIFE AND HE CAN DO WHAT HE WANTS THEN HE SHOULD MOVE HIMSELF OUT AND PAY HIS OWN WAY. (caps, so it is easier to read and comprehend).

Oh so your post had nothing to do with the thread topic huh?:lol: sure

Did your daddy force you to play baseball for the good of the family too?:roll:

My post had everything to do with this thread, I am simply saying he should suck it up and do it for his father's benefit... And no, I never played any sports or was forced by my parents to do any extra curricular activities... I just hate seeing kids that think its all about them and that everyone around them are irrelevant. If he moved out and paid his own way I would respect that stance, but living in his parents house and on his parents dime... I don't think it would ruin his life to play baseball for two more seasons for his parents' benefit.

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#19 Posted by C2N2 (759 posts) -

[QUOTE="C2N2"]

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

Oh so your post had nothing to do with the thread topic huh?:lol: sure

Did your daddy force you to play baseball for the good of the family too?:roll:

InEMplease

My post had everything to do with this thread, I am simply saying he should suck it up and do it for his father's benefit... And no, I never played any sports or was forced by my parents to do any extra curricular activities... I just hate seeing kids that think its all about them and that everyone around them are irrelevant. If he moved out and paid his own way I would respect that stance, but living in his parents house and on his parents dime... I don't think it would ruin his life to play baseball for two more seasons for his parents' benefit.

All he wants to do is quit a HS baseball team. Take a chillpill bro.

Did you even read his post? Clearly its more complicated than simply quitting, he just posted a ten paragraph essay about it.

And the only people here not "chill," are you and your emoticon buddy harrassing me about posts that are directed at the topic creator.

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#20 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

My post had everything to do with this thread, I am simply saying he should suck it up and do it for his father's benefit... And no, I never played any sports or was forced by my parents to do any extra curricular activities... I just hate seeing kids that think its all about them and that everyone around them are irrelevant. If he moved out and paid his own way I would respect that stance, but living in his parents house and on his parents dime... I don't think it would ruin his life to play baseball for two more seasons for his parents' benefit.

C2N2

I actually agree with most of what you're saying. I just think it's silly of his parents to think he should play baseball for their benefit. Highschool sports are supposed to be fun for those involved but people take them way to seriously these days.

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#21 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

[QUOTE="InEMplease"]

[QUOTE="C2N2"]

My post had everything to do with this thread, I am simply saying he should suck it up and do it for his father's benefit... And no, I never played any sports or was forced by my parents to do any extra curricular activities... I just hate seeing kids that think its all about them and that everyone around them are irrelevant. If he moved out and paid his own way I would respect that stance, but living in his parents house and on his parents dime... I don't think it would ruin his life to play baseball for two more seasons for his parents' benefit.

C2N2

All he wants to do is quit a HS baseball team. Take a chillpill bro.

Did you even read his post? Clearly its more complicated than simply quitting, he just posted a ten paragraph essay about it.

And the only people here not "chill," are you and your emoticon buddy harrassing me about posts that are directed at the topic creator.

It's an open forum, if you post something and people disagree with it your going to be criticized, the internet is a serious place as they say:P

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#23 Posted by C2N2 (759 posts) -

[QUOTE="C2N2"]

[QUOTE="InEMplease"]

All he wants to do is quit a HS baseball team. Take a chillpill bro.

Bane_09

Did you even read his post? Clearly its more complicated than simply quitting, he just posted a ten paragraph essay about it.

And the only people here not "chill," are you and your emoticon buddy harrassing me about posts that are directed at the topic creator.

It's an open forum, if you post something and people disagree with it your going to be criticized, the internet is a serious place as they say:P

I'm not complaining about that, I am simply pointing out that I am probably the most mellow person on the Earth and far from "not chill"... I used caps earlier for the stupid person's benefit and simply re-said what I had already said in large letters so he could comprehend them, since apparently small font inhibited his ability to understand the words...

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#24 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

[QUOTE="C2N2"]

Did you even read his post? Clearly its more complicated than simply quitting, he just posted a ten paragraph essay about it.

And the only people here not "chill," are you and your emoticon buddy harrassing me about posts that are directed at the topic creator.

C2N2

It's an open forum, if you post something and people disagree with it your going to be criticized, the internet is a serious place as they say:P

I'm not complaining about that, I am simply pointing out that I am probably the most mellow person on the Earth and far from "not chill"... I used caps earlier for the stupid person's benefit and simply re-said what I had already said in large letters so he could comprehend them, since apparently small font inhibited his ability to understand the words...

Yeah, cuz calling people stupid and being confrontational is totally what a chill person would do

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#25 Posted by jimkabrhel (15625 posts) -

Live your own life, not your Dad's life.

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#27 Posted by C2N2 (759 posts) -

[QUOTE="C2N2"]

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

It's an open forum, if you post something and people disagree with it your going to be criticized, the internet is a serious place as they say:P

Bane_09

I'm not complaining about that, I am simply pointing out that I am probably the most mellow person on the Earth and far from "not chill"... I used caps earlier for the stupid person's benefit and simply re-said what I had already said in large letters so he could comprehend them, since apparently small font inhibited his ability to understand the words...

Yeah, cuz calling people stupid and being confrontational is totally what a chill person would do

I don't see how calling a stupid person stupid is not chill... Not chill would be calling someone who is making a valid argument stupid because they won the argument.

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#28 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

[QUOTE="C2N2"]

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

It's an open forum, if you post something and people disagree with it your going to be criticized, the internet is a serious place as they say:P

InEMplease

I'm not complaining about that, I am simply pointing out that I am probably the most mellow person on the Earth and far from "not chill"... I used caps earlier for the stupid person's benefit and simply re-said what I had already said in large letters so he could comprehend them, since apparently small font inhibited his ability to understand the words...

You, sir, are a douchebag.

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#29 Posted by Ratchet_Fan8 (5557 posts) -
tell that to your real friends,headmaster,teacher,whatever. What good will we do?
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#30 Posted by nintendofreak_2 (25896 posts) -

You won't be able to go pro unless you actually want to. Being good in high school doesn't mean you're going to make it to the professional leagues in any sport, especially one that requires as much skill as baseball does.

Anyway, you at least need to finish the season out. If a lot of your friends are on the team, it might not be a bad idea to play your senior year too because that's going to be one of the last times you'll see them if you guys are all going to different colleges. I know I regret not playing soccer all the way throughout high school for a lot of reasons even though I never really cared for playing the sport itself. Despite that, I find myself wishing I could be able to have that experience again and it's just not possible anymore.

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#31 Posted by toast_burner (24697 posts) -

[QUOTE="Necrifer"]

So quit.

IcyFlamez96

Lol:lol:

Its not that simple.

yes it is.

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#32 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6700 posts) -
Think about how cool it'd be if you went pro tc. If youre sure you dont like baseball, then find something you do like and do that
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#33 Posted by Jackc8 (8515 posts) -

You should quit baseball and instead spend your time learning how to edit out extraneous information from your posts.

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#34 Posted by IcyFlamez96 (1355 posts) -

At this point, I'm not going to quit completely against his will, but it probably will end up getting to the point where I do end up doing that.

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#35 Posted by johnd13 (9264 posts) -

At this point, I'm not going to quit completely against his will, but it probably will end up getting to the point where I do end up doing that.

IcyFlamez96

The end of your sentence was kinda confusing but yes, quit it if it' s that big of a deal for you.

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#36 Posted by BatCrazedJoker (1611 posts) -
Don't be a quitter, quitters never win!
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#37 Posted by Cyanide4Suicid3 (733 posts) -
Dad sounds like an ass. I know when my sons old enough, Im really hoping he decides to play football but Im not going to force him.
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#38 Posted by gamerguru100 (12686 posts) -

TL;DR

If you want to quit, then quit.

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#39 Posted by DaJuicyMan (3555 posts) -

If you don't want to play you shouldn't. Let your dad know how much you "detest" playing n all that. I doubt he'll want his son to go through with all this if it makes you that unhappy.

Seriously man HS is annoying enough, if baseball is this big of a weight on your daily life, express that to your dad. Quit. Don't waste anymore of your life doing something that you get no enjoyment from.

Btw, if your not far and away the best player on your HS team, you probably have no shot at pros anyway..

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#40 Posted by Riverwolf007 (26023 posts) -

Yeah I know this isnt the best place to post stuff like this for actually helpful responses but I like seeing the replies I get from here so here I go.....

So anyway I've been playing baseball since I was like 4 or 5. When I was that young I never really had much thoughs on playing, I just played. My Dad is one of those super sports pro Dads so he kind of made me play. When I was about 7 I figured out that I did not really like playing baseball. I always played in a higher age division and always did really well in little league. I was never excited to play though. I was always pretty good at defense and really good at hitting but honestly in my little league days, I was always scared of getting hit by the pitch lol.

Wait Im getting off topic... So anyway I'd never be excited to play. I could tell my friends were though. If a game got cancelled everyone would be all sad or mad and I'd just be like "Oh, cool we dont have a game tommorow." I never told my dad that I didn't want to play because, well being like 10 he was pretty scary o.O

I do remember me saying I dont like playing baseball when I was like 8 around my parents but I cant remember what happened after. There was only one year I actaully had a lot of fun and that was when I was like 12 or 13. My league sucked at the time and my coach wasnt serious and all of my friends were on the team so it was just a chill year.

Now when I got into highschool I played JV for 2 years as a freshman and sophmore. My school always won league undefeated and sometimes even won CIF in its history so my coaches took it really seriously. We would work really hard and I was still pretty good, I didnt really shine as much as I did in little league. Then I started to think about quitting, but then my dad would have wasted tons of time and money for me to just quit like that. And I wasnt going to quit in the middle of the year or anything, I was going to stop playing after the season. But then I just decided to finish off my JV years. I was honestly okay with that though.

Now, I just started Varsity. Im a Junior and I just really don't want to play anymore. Even boefre tryouts I talked to my mom about it and I know she cares but she pretty easily supported my decision although she was questioning it a little. My dad would be the hard one to convince.... I know I could have a future in baseball. I know I can. Im good enough, I always try my hardest even though I cant force my heart into it. I know I could go pro one day, but I really don't want to live that kind of lifestyle. I dont want the constant traveling and constant baseball games, or the constant attention! And all that money.... What will I do with it anyway? I honestly dont have good enough social skills for that kind of life anyway. I mean I dont have bad social skills but not good.

I imagine myself perfectly happy just living a "normal" life ya know? Just in a regular house with a family and a job yadayadayada. I want to focus on school a lot so I can get at least a higher paying than normal job though. But back to the baseball thing. This year, since im on Varsity, my dad was planning to put me in all of these workout programs and everything like he did with my brother. (My brother got a full ride athletic scholarship btw) Most people who devote all their time and effort into this are passionate about playing baseball, but at this point, im passionate about not playing. Its getting too serious now and I really dont want to waste all of my time working for goals I really dont care about achieving anymore. Like really, before I didnt really want to play much, but I didnt really think much about going to practice everyday after school, but now I just REALLY dont want to do it. Really I always get all depressed 6th period because I know I have to practice 7th... I usually just go to sleep in that class. Its just so much stress. Its even stress for those who want to do it.

So I just talked to my dad about it and he keeps saying things like "Give it a chance" "You're locking yourself out" "You are shutting out an opportunity" "Don't be a quitter" Ok he said more things but Im going to focus on these quotes right now. Give it a chance? Ive been freaking playing baseball my whole life and I never liked it. Baseball doesnt NEED any more chances for me. He says I may change my mind since im at the top level now but I cant even express how wrong this is. Im NOT and I will say again, NOT going to change my mind about this. I have been thinking about it for TOO long. Why the heck would just start liking it now???

You're locking yourself out? Shutting out an opporunity? I dont care how good I am at it. I know I can get alot of opportunities in baseball with scholarships and blahblahblah. But If I dont want to do it than I dont want to do it. Its as simple as that. I might be good at it, but I dont enjoy it at ALL. At these point I detest it.

Dont be a quitter??? Ive been freaking playing through this my whole life, always giving 120%, never liking it. I didnt quit then. I want to stop. The main thing hes saying is since I already started the season I need to finish it. I never wanted to start the season in the first place. Ive been doing something I never wanted to do long enough. Im sick of it, completely.

My dad says things like this build character, doing things you dont want to do.... I dont even know what to say to this. I mean that is right... But this is different.... Is it? I never wanted to do it, I went through 10+ years doing it and he doesnt want me to stop because im a the top highschool level. He said he at least want me to finish this year.... This season just started.... Its going to be a longggggg season. (Well we are practicing now but season doesnt actually start until next semester) I am really against the idea of finishing it. I dont care what people think of me at ALL. I dont want to play. Its as simple as that. He pretty much said I am going to finish because it makes no sense to stop all of a sudden. He knows he cant force me but he keeps telling me to finish. Honestly, either way I dont see myself finishing and you can bet that I wont. There is no tennis team at my school and me and my friends were going to form it, after I quit.... I want to do something purely fun. Tennis has always been fun to me. That is like the perfect thing.... That is something I could have fun being competetive in.... Even though dont want it as a carrer, I just want to do it in highschool for fun. I dont really know how to end this so I will end it here.

IcyFlamez96

this is an easy one.

tell him all that communal shower time is making you majorly curious about the penis and dad will forbid you to play.

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#41 Posted by Nibroc420 (13571 posts) -

TL;DR

If you want to quit, then quit.

gamerguru100
This. If every time you go to your Dad, you say "Dad, I'm thinking about quitting baseball" And he wants you to continue playing baseball, and up until this point you've lead him on to believe you're into baseball, then Yeah, he's going to try to convince you to keep doing what he thinks is making you happy. If baseball is something you really dont want to do, then dont do it. It's not complicated at all.
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#42 Posted by worlock77 (22552 posts) -

I know I could have a future in baseball. I know I can. Im good enough, I always try my hardest even though I cant force my heart into it. I know I could go pro one dayIcyFlamez96

No you couldn't. Especially if you don't like playing it. And there are lots of people who play sports and do really great on a high school level and just know they can make the pros, who then get eaten alive once they try to move up to a higher level. A nephew of mine was like this. He was really awesome at his high school. Then he enrolled in college and could not hang on that level. Now his career ambition is "lawyer" rather than "pro sports".

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#43 Posted by IcyFlamez96 (1355 posts) -

I dont know why so many people are focusing on my skill level or whatever. Thats not even the point. I was hoping people just looked past that, it is part of the problem. I know exactly how the process works in higher levels, Ive had it spelled out to me more times than I wanted it to be.

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#44 Posted by Laihendi (5876 posts) -

Yeah I know this isnt the best place to post stuff like this for actually helpful responses but I like seeing the replies I get from here so here I go.....

So anyway I've been playing baseball since I was like 4 or 5. When I was that young I never really had much thoughs on playing, I just played. My Dad is one of those super sports pro Dads so he kind of made me play. When I was about 7 I figured out that I did not really like playing baseball. I always played in a higher age division and always did really well in little league. I was never excited to play though. I was always pretty good at defense and really good at hitting but honestly in my little league days, I was always scared of getting hit by the pitch lol.

Wait Im getting off topic... So anyway I'd never be excited to play. I could tell my friends were though. If a game got cancelled everyone would be all sad or mad and I'd just be like "Oh, cool we dont have a game tommorow." I never told my dad that I didn't want to play because, well being like 10 he was pretty scary o.O

I do remember me saying I dont like playing baseball when I was like 8 around my parents but I cant remember what happened after. There was only one year I actaully had a lot of fun and that was when I was like 12 or 13. My league sucked at the time and my coach wasnt serious and all of my friends were on the team so it was just a chill year.

Now when I got into highschool I played JV for 2 years as a freshman and sophmore. My school always won league undefeated and sometimes even won CIF in its history so my coaches took it really seriously. We would work really hard and I was still pretty good, I didnt really shine as much as I did in little league. Then I started to think about quitting, but then my dad would have wasted tons of time and money for me to just quit like that. And I wasnt going to quit in the middle of the year or anything, I was going to stop playing after the season. But then I just decided to finish off my JV years. I was honestly okay with that though.

Now, I just started Varsity. Im a Junior and I just really don't want to play anymore. Even boefre tryouts I talked to my mom about it and I know she cares but she pretty easily supported my decision although she was questioning it a little. My dad would be the hard one to convince.... I know I could have a future in baseball. I know I can. Im good enough, I always try my hardest even though I cant force my heart into it. I know I could go pro one day, but I really don't want to live that kind of lifestyle. I dont want the constant traveling and constant baseball games, or the constant attention! And all that money.... What will I do with it anyway? I honestly dont have good enough social skills for that kind of life anyway. I mean I dont have bad social skills but not good.

I imagine myself perfectly happy just living a "normal" life ya know? Just in a regular house with a family and a job yadayadayada. I want to focus on school a lot so I can get at least a higher paying than normal job though. But back to the baseball thing. This year, since im on Varsity, my dad was planning to put me in all of these workout programs and everything like he did with my brother. (My brother got a full ride athletic scholarship btw) Most people who devote all their time and effort into this are passionate about playing baseball, but at this point, im passionate about not playing. Its getting too serious now and I really dont want to waste all of my time working for goals I really dont care about achieving anymore. Like really, before I didnt really want to play much, but I didnt really think much about going to practice everyday after school, but now I just REALLY dont want to do it. Really I always get all depressed 6th period because I know I have to practice 7th... I usually just go to sleep in that class. Its just so much stress. Its even stress for those who want to do it.

So I just talked to my dad about it and he keeps saying things like "Give it a chance" "You're locking yourself out" "You are shutting out an opportunity" "Don't be a quitter" Ok he said more things but Im going to focus on these quotes right now. Give it a chance? Ive been freaking playing baseball my whole life and I never liked it. Baseball doesnt NEED any more chances for me. He says I may change my mind since im at the top level now but I cant even express how wrong this is. Im NOT and I will say again, NOT going to change my mind about this. I have been thinking about it for TOO long. Why the heck would just start liking it now???

You're locking yourself out? Shutting out an opporunity? I dont care how good I am at it. I know I can get alot of opportunities in baseball with scholarships and blahblahblah. But If I dont want to do it than I dont want to do it. Its as simple as that. I might be good at it, but I dont enjoy it at ALL. At these point I detest it.

Dont be a quitter??? Ive been freaking playing through this my whole life, always giving 120%, never liking it. I didnt quit then. I want to stop. The main thing hes saying is since I already started the season I need to finish it. I never wanted to start the season in the first place. Ive been doing something I never wanted to do long enough. Im sick of it, completely.

My dad says things like this build character, doing things you dont want to do.... I dont even know what to say to this. I mean that is right... But this is different.... Is it? I never wanted to do it, I went through 10+ years doing it and he doesnt want me to stop because im a the top highschool level. He said he at least want me to finish this year.... This season just started.... Its going to be a longggggg season. (Well we are practicing now but season doesnt actually start until next semester) I am really against the idea of finishing it. I dont care what people think of me at ALL. I dont want to play. Its as simple as that. He pretty much said I am going to finish because it makes no sense to stop all of a sudden. He knows he cant force me but he keeps telling me to finish. Honestly, either way I dont see myself finishing and you can bet that I wont. There is no tennis team at my school and me and my friends were going to form it, after I quit.... I want to do something purely fun. Tennis has always been fun to me. That is like the perfect thing.... That is something I could have fun being competetive in.... Even though dont want it as a carrer, I just want to do it in highschool for fun. I dont really know how to end this so I will end it here.

IcyFlamez96
I was seriously expecting there to be a bel air somewhere in there. I'm disappointed.
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#45 Posted by champion837 (1413 posts) -

I dont know why so many people are focusing on my skill level or whatever. Thats not even the point. I was hoping people just looked past that, it is part of the problem. I know exactly how the process works in higher levels, Ive had it spelled out to me more times than I wanted it to be.

IcyFlamez96

It doesn't sound like your father is forcing you just because he is pressing you to do it. You should make your decision on how much you are interested in it.

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#46 Posted by CrossChecked (69 posts) -

I really recommend you dont quit. I quit my soccer team at 14, after playing for 4 years, since I thought I didnt like it anymore, much to the shock of my teammates, biggest thing I regret. However, if you really dont like baseball, and you really dont want to play, and have always never really liked it like your story says, then leave. Don't do something that you know you'll me miserable doing. Sure, your dad will be dissapointed, but that only lasts a short time.

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#47 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
Pretend you hurt your ankle.
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#48 Posted by worlock77 (22552 posts) -

I dont know why so many people are focusing on my skill level or whatever. Thats not even the point. I was hoping people just looked past that, it is part of the problem. I know exactly how the process works in higher levels, Ive had it spelled out to me more times than I wanted it to be.

IcyFlamez96

What exactly are you looking for out of this thread? Someone to validate your emoness? If you don't want to play then don't play. It's really not complicated.

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#49 Posted by IcyFlamez96 (1355 posts) -

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I dont know why so many people are focusing on my skill level or whatever. Thats not even the point. I was hoping people just looked past that, it is part of the problem. I know exactly how the process works in higher levels, Ive had it spelled out to me more times than I wanted it to be.

champion837

It doesn't sound like your father is forcing you just because he is pressing you to do it. It depends on how much you are interested in it.

Yeah, I mean he knows he cant force me but... Idk

I really recommend you dont quit. I quit my soccer team at 14, after playing for 4 years, since I thought I didnt like it anymore, much to the shock of my teammates, biggest thing I regret. However, if you really dont like baseball, and you really dont want to play, and have always never really liked it like your story says, then leave. Don't do something that you know you'll me miserable doing. Sure, your dad will be dissapointed, but that only lasts a short time.

CrossChecked
You're recommending that I dont quit and to quit? :P
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#50 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4990 posts) -
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