Baseball as a fun pastime for a group of buddies is underrated. I say this as someone who didn't grow up playing baseball, but who enjoys it now.

Still a dull game to watch if you're not participating. But then I feel the same way about most sports.

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@monsieuricon I have been to one baseball game. As a study in American social behaviour, it was reasonably educational. The actual game was dull beyond belief.


Yeah, it's the same difference as playing poker and watching people play poker.

As a way of having a good time in a company of good friends, both poker and baseball are fun. As a spectator sport, both consist of watching people get paid for not doing much of anything at all.

@monsieuricon Baseball according to the official rules seems a bit too difficult for a casual game. I can see the appeal, though, in principle.

@monsieuricon With the difference that poker isn't a spectator sport played in stadiums seating 20,000.

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