How to Tape a Baseball Bat
In life we have many trials and tribulations, and we can relate them to anything. When I first moved to Allen, Texas I knew no one and nothing about the people living here. Soon a found a select baseball team with a coach named Nathan Richey, not knowing he would teach me things I would use for the rest of my life. Nathan told me that in life we need to use negativity and harness it into something powerful and for me that would be my swing, and that all started with the taping of my bat. Although all you need is your hands and some new tape the process is more mental than physical.
First of you had to shed the told tape and for me it was like tearing off the pieces of good and old that I had come across while I had that take on that bat. Even though the good was taking off also off came the bad. At the lower middle of the bat is where is grip tape started, you would have to find a weakness in the tape and begin to pull. As you pulled the tape began to tear away and you could feel the stresses of life pulling away with it. As you worked your way down the bat it begins to get easier and easier to let it go. Baseball is a very superstitious game and to change something like that can really get in your head. But not success can come without taking a chance. The tape begins to peel away so does the emotion that comes in everyday life. When the tape was off the bat all I saw a smooth and clean handle of the bat and that was how I wanted to feel about my life. As looked down at the bat I would have a feeling of renewal and pride for what I had just done.
The next step is what I felt like was the most important. I would start at the knob of the bat and make a tight grip on the first loop around. It was my way of grabbing life and saying I control you and I will do what I want. There are many ways to put a new grip on the bat and most of them are complicated and time consuming, with me I want simple. Some people prefer lines to help...