Baseball’s Impact on Jack Blair


Marisa Callahan, Reporter

Baseball has been a constant for Jack Blair throughout the previous 14 years, from the early days of t-ball through the more advanced high school games. He is still playing baseball now; he plays a variety of positions, but primarily in the outfield or as a pitcher. 

Jack is in his junior season of baseball. This junior season, he has started many games for the varsity team. This season the varsity baseball boys have had a tough season. Jack is an excellent team player who, no matter what happens during the game or the score, always has a smile on his face and a positive attitude. He makes sure that the dugout remains open at all times and that everyone maintains a positive mood. 

Jack said, “Baseball has been something I have looked forward to. Baseball has been my favorite sport since I was a kid. It’s always been more than a game and has felt like a home. Growing up and sharing the same interests with the same guys makes them more like brothers than teammates. They’re the people you can always count on to have your back and can turn to in any situation. Most people think it’s just a club to join or a team just to be on for high school when in reality it’s a commitment to a family. You create a bond between the teams and no matter what happens we are all family. When you see the same guys putting out the same blood and tears to get the same outcome it brings you much closer than just teammates” 

Camden Kincaid, “ I’ve known Jack for almost ten years and played baseball with him for two. Jack is like an older brother to me, inspiring me to do big things in baseball. He helped me in showing me different ways to pitch, and he is always making sure I have a smile on my face and never look down on myself.”

Jack has also said, “My coach and baseball have taught me that like life, it is a game of failure and you have to learn to keep your head up and move on. All the coaches I have had have taught me to be the best version of myself and pushed me to be a better baseball player. ”