From my youth, baseball was pitched my way but I never caught on.
I don’t know exactly why.
I’m not so sure I’ve ever watched an entire baseball game on TV, and the two times I attended a game at a park, I survived it by consuming enormous amounts of hot dogs.
So when I read the word today, I thought to myself, what is it I don’t like about baseball?
Before I answer, please understand that my conclusions are arbitrary and certainly cemented in a tomb of my own misunderstanding. Nevertheless:
1. It’s slow.
By the time the follow-up play responds to the previous action, I have forgotten what has been accomplished.
2. It’s a team sport.
Even though we extol team sports, I think we actually enjoy competitions that have fewer participants and more heroes.
3. It demands proficiency in a variety of activities.
It is difficult to praise singular action. In other words, you have to catch, throw, hit, run, slide and steal. Any one of these should be enough.
4. There is so much space between actions that it should be filled in with background movie music.
Maybe the tunes could even be complementary and generate excitement in the performance.
5. And finally, I didn’t do it very well.
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