Love it or, God forbid, simply like it a lot (I was going to say “hate it”, but couldn’t bring myself to do it), baseball will simply not be ignored, will it?
Anyways, we love baseball, and so Baseball College is dedicated to bringing you baseball hitting tips, infield drills, pitching techniques, bloopers, rules, regulations, great plays, training ideas… well, you get the idea. Enjoy.
What Makes Baseball Great
Take a look in any backyard or open space and the chances are you’ll see a whole bunch of kids, dads and kids, or even just dads practicing their pitching, hitting, and generally having fun together. That’s the important part about baseball, anyone can play, you don’t even need the “right stuff”- a stick and a ball is all you need and everyone can get their hands on those can’t they? Anybody from 3 to 93 can still enjoy the game of baseball (Just ask Jamie Moyer).
That’s just one of the reasons why baseball is so great. It’s fun to play, but hey, it’s fun to watch too (But, it is more fun to play). Don’t get me wrong, to the uninitiated who don’t understand what’s going on, it can go on a bit, but watching with someone who really understands the game, can explain what’s happening and keep you up to date can make the whole experience magical. Like many other things, the knowledge and enthusiasm of one person can be pretty contagious.
Why Is Baseball So Popular?
If you ask many of the baseball “stars” why they play baseball, you’ll get a whole bunch of answers, but actually there are no baseball “stars”, there are great players but the game is the real star – no player is ever bigger than the sport or the team – something you can’t really say about some sports! People play baseball because they can, and they love it – simple as that.
Quite frankly, another reason that baseball is so popular, is that many fans in the stands watch the game and say to themselves, (if they are older) “I used to be able do that,” or (if they are younger), “I want to do that,” or (if they are somewhat disillusioned) “I can do that.”
Regardless of your perception, welcome. We understand you love baseball too.
A Baseball Thought (or Two or Three…)
George F. Will said, “Baseball is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole“.
Or, as Yogi Berra has said, “Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical,” and, “In baseball, you don’t know nothing.”
Yogi also said, “The game’s isn’t over until it’s over.”
For many of us, the game is never over.