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  • My love of sports is in my blood. My father and brother are sports fanatics, and I myself am a big fan of sports, especially baseball. Baseball is a sport that has always fascinated me. As a young girl, I learned the names of my favorite Philadelphia Phillies players, much to the delight of my father. He taught me to follow the sport and appreciate it as an art form. I learned the positions of all of my favorite players and was able to recite the full lineup of my baseball heroes at multiple family functions, much to my father’s joy.

    My dad taught me the importance of hard work as well. Early on, I watched my father slave away each and every day at his medical practice, returning home happy to turn on a sports game and gather his family around. I grew to appreciate not only baseball but hockey, football, and basketball as well and lived for the moments where I could watch the games with my family. In high school, my family moved across country to Arizona, and my solace was my unrelenting love of sports. My family and I continued to support our beloved Phillies, and I will never forget cheering my team on to victory in the World Series in December 2008, an achievement that happened while I was away at college. I remember vividly the call back home to my dad after the Phillies had won and must admit we were both tearing up!

    Recently, my family was able to go to the All-Star Game festivities held in Phoenix over the summer which was an amazing experience as well. We are soon going to a Diamondbacks spring training game and of course a Phillies game in April when they come to town. I am so very glad for my family's baseball tradition and look forward to the day I can pass my love for the sport down to my children!
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