On Wednesday April 25th the Concordia baseball team faced off against Augustana. As per any official college sport, the teams were decked out in their matching uniforms and gear. The game began with the national anthem--also an essential for sporting events. The game began, there were some hits, outs, and all that then the game ended. All the while the sun was shining, skin was roasting, and eyes were squinting. One could say it was a great day to have an excuse to sit outside with some friends--for a baseball game.
Concordia is known for its lack of school spirit. The student body just does not have much support in numbers or enthusiasm. Although there is a lack of spirit, there is not a lack of support. The majority of the noise during the baseball game consists of the rest of the team in the dugout cheering their team members on the field. It is a default, automatic support system. They have enthusiasm for each other and for their whole team. The honors program also has a great support structure. The small group is an automatic group of team members and supporters. No outsiders are expected to cheer us on and come to our classes--we support one another.
I have never been into sports. I don't value competition and team support like most athletes seem to. Why did I go to the baseball game? I needed to for a blog. What happened in the game? I truly could not tell you. I know a little bit about baseball, but only the gym class version. The baseball game was a great way for me to kill two birds with one stone--enjoy the outdoors with fellow honors friends and get a blog done.