Baseball has more in common with NASCAR than another sport.
Both baseball and NASCAR involve getting around a circle as fast as possible. That’s really the point of baseball. To run around in a complete circle. I can’t think of any other sports besides track and NASCAR that has the main point to be running in a circle. In baseball, they just slow things down a bit by adding the fact that there’s a ball involved.
Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE baseball. It’s just fun to think of baseball abstractly.
View other posts from this series:
— What is baseball, really? (part 1 of 4)
— What is baseball, really? (part 2 of 4: thoughts on homeruns)
— What is baseball, really? (part 4 of 4: Baseball is also like croquet)