I am a junior currently pursing my a BS in mechanical engineering from UMass Amherst. I have lived in Massachusetts for my entire life and have no plans of moving any time soon. One of my favorite things to do in my spare time is to watch sports. I have always been a diehard Boston fan with the Red Sox being my favorite. I've been going to games since I was 4 years old and I still manage to go to multiple games per year. The best thing about living in Boston is that we have a sports team year round to cheer for and most of the time they are in championship contention. The Red Sox over the years have sort of become a part of my life, starting every March with spring training and ending in October after the play-offs. To me it is more than just watching the game to see which team wins. I love being able to notice the small details of the sport such as how the players line up before the pitch and the adjustments the batter will make within an at-bat to get the upper hand on the pitcher. Baseball extends past the diamond and into the home as many fathers will play catch with their sons. This is an unbreakable bond set forth by a game that we have come to love. To me baseball is a game of strategy and chemistry which was evident in the 2013 World Series run by the Red Sox. They may not have been the most talented bunch, but they had the desire and chemistry needed in a 182 game season to fight to the very end. Being involved in a sports team is having another family, because most of the time you spend more time with those guys then your actually family whether it be between practice and games. Having the opportunity to be a part of a team growing up gave me many skills that I still use today including teamwork, passion, and will. When I say will I don't mean to do better for myself, but just the opposite. I have the will to fight for my teammates and win for them. Baseball is a sport of finesse that will go on for many generations to come and I am privaledged to have been able to witness 3 World Series Championships. I hope to be able to share this experience with my children in the years to come.