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DEFINITION ESSAY Definition Essay: Baseball is a Sport Evan K. Leonard Grand Canyon University: English 106 February 20 th , 2017 1
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DEFINITION ESSAY Baseball is a Sport A lot of people say baseball is boring and not a real sport, when in reality they just do not have the brain power to keep up. A lot of people tend to complain about how baseball should not be considered a real sport, and how it puts them to sleep to watch. The truth in that statement is that they do not understand how it is the most complex sport on this planet. For as long as we can remember baseball has been called a thinking man’s game, and for good reason. Baseball is a real sport because it is an intellectual game that has over 12.3 million possible play combinations on each play, there is more action time than an average football game, and it is nearly scientifically impossible to hit a baseball. A sport is defined as a physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often is engaged in competitively. A sport is something that requires physical activity, and almost everyone will agree on that. Different sports require different types of body builds, different levels of muscle, and different levels of knowledge. Different positions in football require a much different body build, muscle, and knowledge of the sport. The same holds true for basketball, soccer, and baseball. People would want a linebacker to be a bigger build but still agile, just like “Bucannon (6 foot, 211 pounds)” (McGinn, 2016). They would also want a point guard to be tall but not as tall as the other guys on the court so he can be quick and sneaky. Just like they want their centerfielder to be a bit skinnier and shorter rather than tall so they can be extremely fast and quick on their feet. A perfect example of these types of player in their respective sports would be Ray Lewis, Steve Nash, and Ken Griffey Jr. Every sport ever created, whether it be a professional sport, college, little league, or backyard pickup game all have a set of rules. Without rules we don’t have a sport at all. If players could use their hands in soccer than its just football essentially. If a player could always 2
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DEFINITION ESSAY throw the football, then it’s just rugby. If baseball had a clock, then it would be just like every other sport on this planet. The beauty in baseball is that   “it has its own pre-set clock, not of seconds, minutes and hours but of mere outs” (Mueller, 2016). Rules define a game, without them we don’t have a game, we simply have controlled chaos.
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