Baseball is America's pastime and is in the Olympics. It was re-inducted into the Olympics For the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. Baseball takes Mental and Physical strength. You need to hurl a ball amazingly fast over great distances. For the people who say no look at baseball players they are muscular and strong. Also MLB pitchers can throw a ball up to 105 MPH. Batters have .03 to .09 of a second to react to a pitch and swing. I REST MY CASE!!!!
Baseball is a sport. It requires running, catching, and throwing. All three are or were some kind of Olympic SPORT. It takes skill to hit a ball coming at you 90 miles per hour and hit it in the right direction into the stands. It takes skill to throw a ball 90 miles per hour into a tiny catcher's glove. It takes skill to catch high fly or and line drive straight in your direction, and throw it all the way to a base to get a player out. So yes, Baseball is a sport.
People, a lot of people watch baseball, it involves catching, throwing, running, and food. All these are somewhat forms of exercise I would say. I never watch baseball, but it is considered a sport in my book. I would also say that it has all the requirements of being a sport. I enjoy football more than baseball, BUT of all importance, baseball IS a sport.
I think basball is a sport because I play it a lot. Also, there is a reason The MLB is calles major leagu basball. It it iy iyj jerbgt rg rgt g fg dg g f g fg f ft h fg fg fg h fg fg gd g fg . Bbbbbboooooooooooommmmmmmm
Why isn't it a sport you run around and hit a ball duh!!!!!!
Do you run around in sport/ YES!!!! Do you hit a ball in sport. YES!!!!!!!
So therefore it is a sport if it wasn't you'd just be sat on your bum so THINK AGAIN BEFORE YOU SAY IT ISN'T A SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Even Shitty hitters have to SPRINT 400-500 feet when they hit easy grounders. There are 3 outfielders for a space the size of a football field and anything hit there must be caught somehow. It's not a constant sport i agree, you still have to swing,sprint,catch and throw. You wont burn as many calories as soccer, but you will definitely burn calories.
Baseball is a sport, even the dictionary calls baseball a sport. It is also considered the most mentally demanding sport and requires a lot of work to play. So simply yes, baseball is a sport and nothing else, the question of baseball being a sport could be asked to all other sports.
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I guess noboby is right about base ball so, guess I was about base ball sometimes people are sometimes are and wrong about base ball but base ball is a sport everyone loves base ball what kind of sport requires you to sit around and watch for most of the time
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Put simply, how many times have you seen a baseball player barf in the middle of a game due to sheer exhaustion? Or how many times have you seen a baseball player faint because they just can't take it anymore? How many times has a batter gotten blisters all over their hands from gripping their bat too hard? Compare baseball to sports like crew and soccer, and baseball would look like child's play. True sports require some form of necessity for physical endurance, of which baseball has none.
If you look at Babe Ruth, he ate, for lunch, 10 hot dogs daily, drank an exorbitant amount of soda, and ended up looking like a tub of lard - and yet he's a baseball legend. Millions of fans adore him. If Chrsitiano Ronaldo or Joe Rantz tried to pull off something like that, they'd get kicked from their respective teams within a day. Put simply, in baseball, you don't have to be an athlete to be a good baseball player, unlike other actual sports.
Put simply, how common is it for a baseball player to puke in the middle of a game due to exhaustion? Or pass out while running to second base? Or get nasty blood blisters all over their hands from gripping their bat too hard? Compare baseball to sports like soccer, crew, and track & field, and baseball would look like child's play in terms of how physically demanding it is.
If you look at Babe Ruth, he ate, on average, around 10 hot dogs a day, drank God knows how much soda per day, and was essentially one giant blob - and yet he was a baseball legend. If a soccer player, or a runner, or a rower tried to pull off something like that he/she wouldn't last a day. Don't get me wrong, baseball takes skill. But just because it takes skill doesn't automatically qualify it for the title of a sport.
"Lady, I'm not an athlete. I'm a professional baseball player." -John Kruk 3 time All Star and twice was in the top 5 in the National League for batting average. Maybe a pastime or hobby, not a sport. L l l l l l l l l l l l
Baseball is not a sport and used just to bludge compulsory sporting activities in certain schools that require hours of sporting activities. This so called sport requires very little talent in fitness but high skill in siting down. To consider this social activity as a sport would be ludicrous and completely untrue
What kind of sport requires you to sit around and watch for most of the time? When your team is hitting you sit in the dugout watching, and when your team is on defense you stand around. Absolutely no exertion or massive amount of effort is ever required. The majority of the time you are coasting. Sure it takes skill, but so does performing surgery or playing a musical instrument. Are those sports too? So what if there are two sides competing? Is an argument a sport? Lulz.
Baseball is a game that requires some movement, but much like darts or bowling, it is a game not a sport.
The fact that baseball players can be in very poor physical condition and yet be successful at the highest level and that most of the game is played sitting or standing while waiting for someone else to do something is proof that it is not a sport.
There needs to be physical activity. If out of shape people are able compete (at the highest level), then the answer is no. MLB is full of people who can barely make 90 yds. Stick a GPS or a heart rate monitor on a few players, and you'll see what I mean... There are other qualifications, but baseball fails test 1.
In my opinion one important thing for something to be considered a sport you should be able to switch from offense to defense in one play. With baseball you are required to get three outs in order for the tides to change. There are times when you can get a triple play however that would require two plays prior where the teams were stuck in their respective designations offense/defense. I will say it is a game of athletes however you are not required to be spectacularly athletic in order to play (even professionally) most are athletic. Baseball qualifies as a sport under the classic definition as the word spot comes from the word disport meaning pastime or entertainment. However if you use this classical definition you can classify almost anything as a sport all the way from hot dog eating contest to thumb war to Nascar to football to a wet t-shirt contest etc etc. I feel the term sport needs redefinition to include the offense/defense one play switch.
It is not a sport because it does not involve constant movement. There is way to much time spent in the dugout just sitting around IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GAME. When you're in the outfield you stand around waiting for a ball to come to you and when it does you literally pick it up off the ground or catch it out of the air and throw it to a base and then you wait for another ball to come to you again. All you do is wait for a ball to come to you. There is also very little contact in the sport. People say that there's contact when running bases but there really isn't a whole lot of contact other than when the catcher blocks home base. Another thing is that when you are up to bat, the pitcher throws a ball right at you at 70-90 mph. Why the hell would that be fun? But most of all baseball should never be even considered a sport because it is no where near physically demanding as other sports such as American football, soccer, rugby, track, competitive cheerleading, gymnastics, tennis, etc. To conclude if anyone says baseball is a sport, correct them to saying it's only a game.