Sports Vs. Baseball Sports Essay
Sports have become America’s past time that is enjoyed by millions of people either watching a professional sport on television or recreation playing. These two sports I have followed from the time my children started playing at the ages of seven. Basketball and baseball though they have numerous similarities, they also contrast.
Baseball is a sport that can be played outside only on a field, which is shaped comparable to a diamond. Weather can be a factor if a game will continue, especially when it rains. Even though there can be many players on the team, only nine players can be on the field using gloves to catch the ball and bats to hit the ball. Players on opposing teams are required to wear uniform numbers on the back of their uniform, sleeve length undershirts (all the same color of their teammates), pants cannot be attached to the bottom of shoes, no images or pattern that resembles a shape of a baseball can be on the uniforms. The ball used in baseball is approximately 9 inches in circumference and weighs 5 ounces. The game consists of nine innings, seven if you’re in elementary school. Each inning consists of both teams having three outs (total of 6 per inning). The object of the game is to score more runs than the opposing team. Usually, there are two umpires, one behind home plate where the catcher’s position is, wearing a mask and one behind first base, both wearing blue uniforms and officiating the game from the…