The Origins Of The Baseball
By: Tim Noonan
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
WHAT DOES THE BASEBALL MEAN TO ME?
HOW DOES THIS COMPETENCY RELATE TO OTHER AREAS OF MY LIFE?
There are 4 main categories of globalization, they are economic, cultural, environmental and technological. This baseball has a direct problem that fits into each one of these four categories. The first problem is in environmental category. As much as humans may like to think resources aren't infinite and never ending. Much cowhide is needed for every baseball, not only baseballs but baseballs gloves use leather. Both of these baseball related items derive from the slaughtering of cows. Secondly, The culture aspect of baseballs cause a much slighter problem. Sometimes two different organizations come together and they are using different types of baseballs which could cause confrontations. Next is economic. Each baseball costs from 3-5 dollars and the MLB goes through nearly 160,000 baseballs. This is a lot never minding little leagues and school teams. Lastly, is technological. Not a problem but a good thing comes from this category. Technology will help the environmental part. The hope is that growing technology will find new possibilities to make the baseball and glove instead of using cows.
What materials are needed to make a baseball?
- RUBBER CEMENT
- WOOL YARN