Hardball

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Hardball

Bio: 16 year old high school student
Essay:
Gambling addict Connor O'Neil ends up deep in debt after he borrows money from almost
every loan shop in town to fuel his addiction. In order to pay the mounds of money that he
owes, he is requested to coach a little-league baseball team, the Kekambas. At first,
Connor doesn't start off right with the kids and doesn't see the point of him being there.
Even though Connor paid the kids no attention, they were somehow inspired by his presence.
Later, He realizes that he must come to grips at what he wants in his life, and ultimately
forms a special bond with the kids on the team.


At the beginning of the movie, we see Connor O'Neil at his worst. The personality traits
he has are reflective of an orange. One of the more positive traits is being able to take
decisive action. This can been seen in beginning of the movie, where he is in James'
office, and he immediately decides to coach the Kekambas, after the promise of a steady
income. Connor shows that he likes sports, by always watching or betting on basketball
games, and baseball games. Another good trait is his ability to solve problems, as he did
when there was a shortage in jerseys. He solved this problem by telling G-baby of the
shortage, but still letting him stay on the team. He is very much a risk-taker, and loves
to live for the moment. This can be proven, as he is constantly gambling in the beginning,
even if he needs to borrow money to pay off his huge debts. Connor possesses many typical
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