When straight men do during the summer(gay men play Lacrosse).
I am not gay because I play baseball.
by deafaultalderman July 08, 2011
The poor man's Cricket.
How Baseball was created:

You wanna play cricket?

Yeah, I have a ball tell someone to get a bat.

No one has a bat.

Is that a stick lying on the ground?
by the_last_vestage_of_truth May 31, 2010
a sport that used to be enjoyable and fun to follow, but has been ruined by the likes of high-payroll teams such as Red Sox, Dodgers, Angels, and Yankees, buying out all the fire-pwer from smaller markets.
Baseball is the only sport where I feel like my favorite team will never have a fair shot at success, thanks to those rich, cock-sucking clubs and the MLB draft which hardly helps.
by Bozo the Klown February 17, 2009
A commercialised version of the game 'rounders', popular among little girls in Britain and other commonwealth countries. Sri Lanka also had a similar game which they called 'ell-ey'.

In general, baseball is considered to be an American substitute for cricket. A 'baseball is to cricket what checkers is to chess' sort of thing.

Back in the 1700s in Boston (USA), cricket was played by English immigrants, particularly the ones that considered themselves to be upper class. But Boston had also acquired a plebeian and Irish flavour. The game of rounders, an earlier form of cricket which seems to have been favoured by the Irish, as well as by English children in the 16th century, became the game of choice among the youth.

The Boston cricketers of the time encouraged rounders as a secondary diversion, and even allowed it to be played in their cricket fields by those who preferred an alternative to the more formal sport of cricket. So 'early baseball' (ie US Rounders) grew up in the USA under cricket's benign umbrella. It stayed that way for about the first hundred years of its existence.

By the 1900s, cricket and baseball were looking far more different from each other than in baseball's earlier years. And by that time, it had become an issue of "cricket OR baseball" in the USA...and everyone knows what happened.
"I am a former collegiate baseball player who was always curious about cricket, but never found the time, or the avenue, to explore it - until Fox Sports World broadcast Zimbabwe in India, five years ago. The intricacies of the game speak to the strategic, patient baseball fan within me."
by LGD September 08, 2006
Okay, I am just responding to that really long definition about the kid who said that baseball was an "unathletic" sport. If you would do some god-damn research you would realize that baseball is a very athletic sport. First of all, hitting a ball going 90 miles per hour with a 3 inch wide bat takes athleticism and hand-eye-coordination. And to hit a homerun u need to hit the ball 300-400 ft, now don't tell me that hitting a ball going 80-100 mph for 300-400 ft doesn't take athleticism. In Basketball all you need to do is dribble the ball, which u learn when ur 5, and then throw the (big) ball and the (big) hoop. And if you are tall all you need to do is stand in front of a guy and put ur hands up and block the shot. And did u know that Micheal Jordan SUCKED ASS when he came to play baseball. so what u said about anyone being able to play is bullshit. And what about soccer? All you need to do is kick a ball, into a net. For baseball, it takes lots of athletic ability to throw a ball 90-100 mph, and make it drop, curve, cut, etc. So before u get alll mad at baseball, do some research about it....PS--last time I checked, in Football, when you are on offense or defense, you are sitting for longer then you are during baseball. And baseball is a 162 game season, and they only have 18 off days. 162 games in 180 days! now that takes stamina, skill, athleticism, determination, which is why baseball is the best sport ever!
That kid who was talking about baseball needs to get his head outta his ass and stop talking about baseball. The only reason he makes fun of baseball is because he sucks at baseball, and because of his failed attempts at the sport, he likes to make fun of it.
by buckbad July 08, 2006
1)An activity that people only attend to drink beer or eat shitty over priced food.

2)The "athletes" in this activity are overpaid and often on steroids. Usually the amount of steroids the "athlete" injects is a direct correlation to how overpaid he is, and if caught he will be suspended for only a quarter of the season instead of banned for life like a true sport(Track and Field). Since the risk-reward involved in taking steroids is so weighted in these athletes favor, who can blame them setting bad examples for young Americans.

3)Young Americans have been tricked into loving this activity that in no way should the values of Americans.

4) Every year you see several MLB owners spend millions of dollars to try buy a championships instead of earning it. Then when a team wins a championship the idiot fans who are actually nervously watching these "games" act like it was such an accomplishment.

4) Baseball is Americas "PAST-time." It may have once not been such an embarrassment, but that time is over. Now all that is left is millions delusional fans watching a 162 game season filled with forgone conclusions. PLAY BALL
Let's go to the baseball game, and get hammered.

My kid better play baseball, I need the money.
--Some dead beat dad.

I can't believe the Yankees won the World Series of Baseball and it only cost them 185 million dollars for the year.
by truthguyNM March 19, 2010
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