Baseball is the hardest sport.
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It took me a while to think about what the hardest sport there is & my answer is football. American football is the hardest sport for many reasons. To play football you have to be FAST & big & have great hand coordination (for a quarterback & wide receiver & corner back) & great footwork. As Pro said baseball takes "good eyesight, good concentration, years of practice, excellent reaction, etc. a batter needs it all." As for football, football has all this & much more. I think Pro can only argue about the batter because in baseball when on defense you only have to run & catch the ball. Football has this to but you also have someone chasing you as you are trying to make a play & you also take the chance of a serious injury, like a concussion, or broken leg, or broken arm, etc. Baseball only has the chance to injure their shoulder for pitchers. Football requires a much greater physical demand just to keep up athletically.
Please take this time to view this video that will wrap up my statement on quarterbacks
I look forward to this argument due to how different these two sports are.
Since failing is such a huge part of baseball it is very hard on you mentally. When you are up to bat no one can help you and everyone is watching you. However in football if you catch the ball everyone is helping you. If you make a bad catch in football you can just kind of stay on the sideline and have no one notice you and still not look bad. Also while in the defensive position in baseball every player has multiple plays going through his mind depending on where he is playing.
Hitting a fastball is just one pitch. Trying to hit that, a curve ball, fork, slider, a knuckle, etc. while not knowing what pitch he is going to throw is the biggest things in sports to feat. Batters usually try to judge what kind of pitch is being thrown by location of the arm, however, some pitchers have a very small variation is arm location.
Another difficulty is stealing, both for the runner and the defense. An average MLB baseball player with a twelve foot lead-off can get to second in 3.5 seconds. The catcher has to get rid of the ball in .9 seconds to beat the runner off a 90mph. pitch. If all goes right he will only beat the runner by .25 seconds. The "jump" for the runner is also hard. If the runner starts .05 seconds to early he could get picked off, .05 seconds to late and he could lose up to 2 feet. And for the catcher it comes down to accuracy. For every foot the 2nd baseman has to move his glove to apply the tag the runner gains 2 feet! From the catchers 128' away from second base means his margin of error is only 1 degree. That is in no way shape or form easy. In football you see all the time a bad throw, a bad catch, QB getting sacked, Gaining a couple feet or even losing a couple feet, not because its hard because they are not as skilled. Also I would like you to watch my videos.
I hope this gives you an idea of why I keep repeating that this is the hardest sport to play.
I understand the arguments about timings in baseball & this is a very strong argument but it's the only argument you can rely on. I am finding a hard time finding an argument about football reaction times and arguments but I will keep trying. but maybe this 1 video will help
Keep in mind that football players have a competitive edge from an opponent right next to them as opposed to baseball players they do not have anyone trying to hit them or giving them a battle on the field. Also remember football players are bigger and heavier as still have similar reaction time to baseball players.
This next video sums up my argument about big, fast men. Please watch my videos as I did watch all 3 of yours & these videos are entertaining.
For Pro, the argument of "timings" or "reactions" in baseball is very abroad. The reason is because they know what to expect, especially on defense. In football when on defense, the defender has no idea to expect if the defender will juke left or right. The Quarterback has a blind spot so he does not know if a defender will sack him from behind. My statement is clearly supported by the previous videos I've posted before. The physical requirements for football are much greater than baseball which makes this very difficult. All football players must be in great physical condition just to keep up with his teammates. This would be very difficult for a defender like a cornerback or wide receiver if his 40 yard dash time was 7.8 which is slow in the NFL. After all this debate is about what sport is most difficult yes?
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