Baseball and softball are the same, right?
It may become obvious one day that baseball and fast pitch softball although similar are two very different sports. Obvious in the sense that fast pitch softball is just as physically demanding as baseball. That females softball athletes are every bit as tough of the males baseball who play a similar sport. The similarities are what groups the two sports together but the intensity on the passion for the game of softball far exceeds that of baseball. Softball and baseball have always been lumped together due to their similarities. The sport of softball is for females where baseball is more geared toward males, with some exceptions of female team members. Taking a closer look into the whole sport is what sets them apart. At first, spectators see the similarities, the fields lined in white chalk, bats, balls, bases and gloves. Someone in the crowd may even notice that base path distance varies between the two sports, and correctly so. They may even notice that the pitcher throws the ball under hand, in a windmill motion in softball opposed to overhand in baseball. All of these are good visual observations of the differences but the feelings of entertainment do not start until the games actually begin. Baseball has been American’s past time for many years. It was and still continues to be a place where fathers and sons share a special day together. Memories are and were made at ball parks and the anticipation of catching a foul ball was top on the list. Sure there are still families who truly enjoy the sport and share the passion of watching a game but it has lost its appeal for many reasons. The professional players are expected to make the big plays and get dirty when doing it. They have salaries in the millions; a little dirty is expected from the crowds. Along with some of the attitudes of these players, they passion is lost and it has just become a job. The childhood passion is...
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