Cat Osterman, American Athlete ( April 16, 1983 - )

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When someone you have a lot of respect for believes in you, it helps you believe in yourself.~Cat Osterman

Respect Yourself Believe

I didn't bring my headphones, I'd watched the two movies they had played and I was just like, 'Can we please find a donor that wants to give us a private jet? This is not Okay.'~Cat Osterman

Movies Find Okay

We had to adjust and threw a few more rise balls and curves but it worked.~Cat Osterman

Rise Curves Balls

The athletes are still out competing the same as a Division I team, and I think we've done a good job of creating an atmosphere where they're responsible for their actions and their play.~Cat Osterman

Good Team Job

The biggest thing is no matter what level I've played at, there is something I can bring to them.~Cat Osterman

I Can Matter Bring

And they know I didn't hold expectations for them like I do for myself. But I also tell them I'm not going to lower the expectations I do have for them because we're playing Division II.~Cat Osterman

Myself Expectations Know

I felt good in the bullpen and even when we came out in the first inning I felt fairly good.~Cat Osterman

Good First Even

But I wasn't getting in my pace, staying within myself, I was getting a little rushed. So I think I finally took a couple deep breaths and let myself get my timing back.~Cat Osterman

Myself Deep Think

I think we mixed a lot more curveballs than normal because they were either going after my drop or laying off of it and that's normally my go-to (pitch).~Cat Osterman

Think Normal Going

I've had moments where I realize my body isn't going to withstand many more seasons, but I am very satisfied with my career and I am trying not to look at retirement as a sad thing.~Cat Osterman

Sad I Am Moments

I'm sure when the times comes, there will be tears, but there are other avenues that I am embracing with much more passion these days.~Cat Osterman

Passion I Am Tears