In the article "How I Became An Athlete" I was inspired by Raymond Pomponio's writing. Being a less than stellar baseball player can make someone just want to quit, but he never did. Instead, he stuck out the season and made probably the most important play of the entire season. I personally love making diving catches as a lifetime outfielder. It's such a confidence booster that usually I end play better every aspect of the game better afterwards. This diving catch, however, was amplified as it was the championship game. The author achieved what is almost every kids dream.