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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I think the game is similar to rounders is here but rounders here has never been a game beyond kids on the street or in the neighbourhood and now not even that, cricket is nothing like and not half as entertaining, I'll admit that its also a game of the upper class and british, its even too classy and too british for a lot of the uber brits among the unionists and loyalists.

    I just think of baseball as 100% American, I suppose that American football is the same but I watched it once or twice and it seemed slow and stop compared to rugby.
    American baseball is far superior to American football, which appears to me to be nothing more than a bunch of big dumb guys knocking each other down and running around.

    Baseball is pretty simple and straight-forward, but I was an American child who was continually forced to play t-ball and softball in gym class, so of course I just kind of take it for granted.

    It's the only team sport I can stand to watch for any length of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    Play it, don't read about it.

    You could watch people play to start.
    Yeah I really think this reading about it thing is quite odd, unless you've already watched people play it and played it yourself and want to get better at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craic View Post
    Baseball is slow on the eyes. There's a whole lot of strategy involved in baseball played by really talented teams and the delays or slow periods have a lot to do with teams controlling the pace, and asserting efforts to dominate the other team. And there's lots of ways they do this.

    I used to think it was just a slow game. And then a design engineer in my office (INTJ), who considers baseball next to kin (especially the Red Sox-his grandfather was a groundskeeper at Fenway Park), shed some light on how the game is played and explained that it is deeply strategic, actually.
    Yes, exactly. And I love the close-up camera angles in MLB that let you see the players and coaches faces (emotions) as this is going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    Yes, exactly. And I love the close-up camera angles in MLB that let you see the players and coaches faces (emotions) as this is going on.
    Haha thanks I didn't realize that..that's really quite interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmotini View Post
    American baseball is far superior to American football, which appears to me to be nothing more than a bunch of big dumb guys knocking each other down and running around.
    American football is the most intellectually rigorous and strategic sport for both players and coaches than any other sport I'm familiar with (that would exclude cricket and rugby.) I understand that to someone unfamiliar with the sport, big lumbering dudes are easy to classify as dumb and it's easy to think that there is no method to the madness, but every play is choreographed precisely. The players spend as much time in the classroom as on the practice field to prepare.
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    And that's exactly why I don't like Football either - brute force and static strategies make it pretty much exactly like a war, and I'm an advocate for world peace!

    I think it's better to be able to react spontaneously and transform in accordance with our current frames of action; soccer and basketball offer this dynamic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    American football is the most intellectually rigorous and strategic sport for both players and coaches than any other sport I'm familiar with (that would exclude cricket and rugby.) I understand that to someone unfamiliar with the sport, big lumbering dudes are easy to classify as dumb and it's easy to think that there is no method to the madness, but every play is choreographed precisely. The players spend as much time in the classroom as on the practice field to prepare.

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    What is the difference between baseball and softball?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcarius View Post
    What is the difference between baseball and softball?
    Bigger ball on a smaller field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    Baseball is popular for the same reason other sports are popular to watch: you can think of strategies, possibilities, and gauge probabilities. There's always a bit of favoritism in terms of who you want to win, and that's fine. It makes the game more exciting. But baseball changes just as much as any other sport - the changes are just nuanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craic View Post
    Baseball is slow on the eyes. There's a whole lot of strategy involved in baseball played by really talented teams and the delays or slow periods have a lot to do with teams controlling the pace, and asserting efforts to dominate the other team. And there's lots of ways they do this.

    I used to think it was just a slow game. And then a design engineer in my office (INTJ), who considers baseball next to kin (especially the Red Sox-his grandfather was a groundskeeper at Fenway Park), shed some light on how the game is played and explained that it is deeply strategic, actually.
    These are right on. It's all about strategy and pace; getting into the other teams heads. It's a great game.
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