How important do you think showing emotions is to an athlete?

How important do you think showing emotions is to an athlete? Topic: How to write a pitch for a show
July 24, 2019 / By Abbye
Question: I've played softball since I was five, and I just quit my sophmore year of college, and my past coaches biggest complaint about me is that I am emotionless on the field. Some wanted me to look angrier. They thought it was important to 'send a message' to the other team. I've always hated those coaches cos I felt they didn't understand me. I needed to be emotionless to pitch. I needed to be clean of all that garbage so I could think clearly. However, since this was a complaint from more than two of my past coaches- I was curious to see what other people in the world of sports (or even outside) thought about this. My personal reason for being emotionless is because I am a very emotionally chaotic person. While my teammates soley know me as being stoic/shy, I know that beneath the exterior that I am a highly sensitive. I don't want any extreme emotions in me cuz they distract and inhibit me. What is ur opinion? Is necessary or more favorable to openly show aggression/attitude in sports?
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Stephanas Stephanas | 9 days ago
they should understand, you can only pitch with your face emotionless, that's fine. when i write or draw characatures for money i made the strangest faces, not angry, but odd, its how my face moves, and they have no right to complain if i do a good job when i'm done. so keep your face emotionless if it get the job done for you, and if you still get complaints then draw a thin black line over your eye brows and mouth to look intimidating. they would be able the notice the pencil from long distances, and everybody's happy, well... intimidated. good luck
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