Overcoming Failure: Baseball vs. Life

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Baseball is a game of failure. It will also teach you many valuable lessons about life. Imagine failing at 70% of everything you do. How would you deal with it? Welcome to the life of a baseball player. In baseball, getting a hit 3 out of every 10 at-bats is considered successful. In fact, so successful, numerous Major League Baseball players have been inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame at the end of their career for getting a hit 3 out of every 10 at-bats (failing 70% of the time). However, baseball is not the only place failure is experienced. In life, there are many challenges, obstacles, and failures that we must overcome as well. There are many ways to deal with challenges and overcoming failure. No matter how you go about dealing with these challenges, there is one key component you must have, or develop to overcome these obstacles: Mental Toughness. Not only is mental toughness important in baseball; we need to be mentally tough in life too.

Checkout the interview below with Kyle Prats as we talk about overcoming failure in baseball and life through mental toughness:

Interview and written By: Erick Gaylord

ANDREW WITCZAK: ROAD 2 RECOVERY

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On Saturday, April 18, 2015, in a conference game against Charleston Southern, Andrew Witczak gets the start on the mound for the Camels. He cruises through the first inning and goes back out for the second. With no runners on and one out, the second batter of the inning steps in the box. Andrew works the batter to a 1-1 count; steps back on the rubber to get the sign from the catcher for the next pitch. The catcher calls a fastball; Witczak nods his head up and down to confirm the sign. He starts his wind up towards home plate, as he throws the pitch, he felt something completely unorthodox happen in his arm as the balled flopped out of his hand and bounced on the ground. That was it! Little did he know, he would be out for the rest of the season with one of pitchers most feared injuries, Tommy John. Over the next eleven to twelve and a half months, Andrew would be on his “Road 2 Recovery.”

 

By: Erick Gaylord 

 

Throwback Thurdsay

 

 

 

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Mascots are a big deal in sports and although the camels might not be super fierce, that may be because our Gaylord has a gentle side.  Shown in the picture is Gladys, his former partner in crime.  She has long been retired from the cheering world that Gaylord is still in, but who knows, maybe one day Gladys will come out of retirement and lead us all in cheering on the fighting camels.

For now, make sure you help out Gaylord by going to as many games as you can, especially when you can be earning cool prizes from the new Camel Rewards.

 Written By: Hannah Gooding

This Week: April 7-13, 2014

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This Week: April 7-13, 2014

A few of the featured events for this week:
CAB:
Wed., April 16– Easter Egg Hunt, 9am-5pm
Sports:
Wed. April 16–Women’s Lacrosse vs. St. Mary’s, 7pm
Fri. April 16–Softball vs. Presbyterian, 4 & 6pm
Fri. April 17–Softball vs. Presbyterian, 1pm
Be sure to check out the Calendar for a full list of Campbell events and activities.

Fun Facts:

Ever dreamed of knowing random information to impress friends and family? Well, now you can by looking at weekly random facts. Enjoy!

  1. Money notes are not made from paper, they are made mostly from a special blend of cotton and linen. In 1932, when a shortage of cash occurred in Tenino, Washington, USA, notes were made out of wood for a brief period.
  2. In the course of a lifetime, on average a person eats 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping
  3. In 18 months two rats can have 1 million descendants because they multiply so quickly.

This Week: April 7-13, 2014

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This Week: April 7-13, 2014

A few of the featured events for this week:
CAB:
Wed., April 9–Wheel Chair Basketball Tournament, Outdoor Basketball Court, 5pm
Thur., April 10–Wizard of Oz, Fine Arts Parking Lot, 4pm (spaces are still available at student center)
Fri. April 11–Movie Night: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Turner, 9pm
Sports:
Tues. April 8– Women’s Lacrosse vs. Davidson, 7pm
 Thur. April 10– Men’s Tennis vs. Liberty, 2pm
Fri. April 11–Women’s Lacrosse vs. Winthrop, 3pm
Fri. April 11–Baseball vs. UNC Asheville, 5pm
Sat. April 12–Baseball vs. UNC Asheveille, 1 & 4pm
National Library Week:
Tues. April 8– Crafts With Books (free lunch and crafts), CMMC, 12-2pm
Wed. April 9– Poetry Jam, outside Wiggins Library entrance, 3-5 pm
Thurs. April 10–I’m Graduating. What Does the Library Have to Offer?, Room 312, 12:30-1:30pm
Thurs. April 10– So You Want to be a Librarian? Room 224, 2:30- 3:30pm
Fri. April 11–Game Day, CMMC, 9am-4pm
Fri. April 11– Trivia Night, CMMC, 6:30- 8:30pm
Northanger Abbey Drama:
Fri. April 4,5, 10,11,12–Ellis Theater, 7pm

Be sure to check out the Calendar for a full list of Campbell events and activities.

Fun Facts:

Ever dreamed of knowing random information to impress friends and family? Well, now you can by looking at weekly random facts. Enjoy!

  1. North American oysters do not make pearls of any value.
  2. A group of 12 or more cows is called a flink.
  3. The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9,000 years old.

This Week: March 24-30, 2014

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This Week: March 24-30, 2014

A few of the featured events for this week:
Tues. March 25–Open Mic Night, Shouse, 7pm
Tues. March 25– Baseball vs NCSU, 6pm
Wed. March 26– One Night, Butler Chapel,  8pm
Wed. March 26–Softball vs Coastal Carolina, 4&6pm
Thurs. March 27–Softball vs.  Coastal Carolina, 4pm
Fri. March 28–Baseball vs. High Point, 5pm
Sat. March 29–Baseball vs. Highpoint, 1 &4pm

Be sure to check out the Calendar for a full list of Campbell events and activities.

Fun Facts:

Ever dreamed of knowing random information to impress friends and family? Well, now you can by looking at weekly random facts. Enjoy!

  1. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
  2. Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  3. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

This Week: March 17-23, 2014

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This Week: March 17-23, 2014

A few of the featured events for this week:
Mon. March 17– Zombie Prom, Carter Gym, 8pm
Tues. March 18 –Comedian Jay Dukes, Turner, 8pm
Tues. March 18– Baseball vs. Iona, 6pm
Wed. March 19–Baseball vs. Iona, 4pm
Wed. March 19–How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, Student Center, 7pm
Thurs. March 20–Zombie Carnival,Gore Arena, 6pm
Fri. March 21–Women’s Tennis vs. Charlotte, 2pm
Fri. March 21–Softball vs. Radford, 4 & 6pm
Fri. March 21–Zombie Movie Warm Bodies, Turner, 9pm
Sat. March 22–Great Gatsby Spring Formal, Garner, 8pm
Sat. March 22–Women’s Tennis vs Presbyterian, 10am
Sat. March 22–Softball vs Radford, 1pm
Sat. March 22– Men’s Tennis vs Presbyterian, 1pm

Be sure to check out the Calendar for a full list of Campbell events and activities.

Fun Facts:

Ever dreamed of knowing random information to impress friends and family? Well, now you can by looking at weekly random facts. Enjoy!

  1. If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  2. In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
  3. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing their hands in jelly.