- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Go to a Baseball Game
Not everybody likes baseball games, it because of they don't go to them. Go to a baseball game once and you'll like it forever.
Here are five reasons why baseball is a great summer game.
Summertime is all about soaking up the sun, and when you’ve already been to the pool every day this week, there is nothing better than soaking up the sun at an afternoon game. It is the only professional sport the plays all through the hot summer months giving us some real entertainment in the sun. Even in the late winter and early spring, baseball offers some sun at its spring training games. And what better way to cool off in the hot summer sun than with an ice cold beer or some ice cream at the ballpark?
2. Its a game for everyone
Baseball is for people of all ages and backgrounds. Kids and adults alike can have fun watching the game, getting food and drinks at the concessions stand and staying for fireworks after the game. It's not just a game, but an experience.
3. It's not about one goal, but many
In baseball, there is not just one object of the game, but many. Getting a run doesn't happen all at once, which makes it more difficult to score and more interesting to watch. One of the main criticisms of baseball is that it is too complicated to understand. The complexity of baseball, however, is exactly what makes it so universally appealing. You can focus on the big picture or on something smaller like how many runs there are. All you need to do is ask some questions, and baseball fans are always willing to explain the game. There are parts simple enough that kids can really get it, but it is also complex enough for a statistics enthusiast.
4. It's a slow game.
This is the other biggest criticism; many people feel that the game is boring, but it is easier to follow when it’s slow. You can sit back and relax, chat a little, and you don’t have to worry about missing the game. Baseball is a social game, a game about playing in the moment and playing your best every second of the game. There's no time clock, so the game goes at its own speed, which is usually the leisurely pace of a summer afternoon.
5. Take me out the ball game
What other sport has its own song? The seventh inning stretch is one of the staples of a baseball game. Everyone stands up and sings together, and you really feel the energy and camaraderie of the crowd. And some ballparks even add to the fun, such as Fenway Park singing "Sweet Caroline" and Toronto singing "OK Blue Jays."