OK, the Athletics and the Red Sox are playing game 3 (?) or their division series while I type this.
My question: do you consider baseball a "sport", in the same league as other mainstream sports eg. basketball, hockey, or soccer?
My answer is NO. The game itself is far too dependant on the actions of the pitcher -- one of only 9 members on the field! Most of the other players are standing around, waiting for the ball to come their way. And while I don't dispute that there is significant athletic ability required to throw a 100 mph fastball, or hit that fastball, or to throw accurately, in general these are not actions which I find very impressive. And you don't get any extra points for standing in left field doing nothin'.
So what do you guys think? Write a few words explaining your answer.
Oops! A Boston player just hit a home run in the bottom of the 11th, so the game is over. And so is my post