Other than NASCAR, baseball is most like croquet.
Both baseball and croquet has the main objective of the player to go in a circle by reaching certain stations along the way. Baseball you you go in a circle and touch four bases. In croquet you go in a circle by making your ball go through 14 hoops.
Croquet the main point is to hit your ball through the hoops in a certain order. You have something aim for. In baseball you don’t hit the ball to a particular spot. You have to hit the ball to avoid the opponent.
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 3 of 4: Baseball is most like NASCAR)