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Baseball is Harder Than it Looks

People argue about what the hardest sport in the world is. A lot of people say football or soccer but I think baseball is the hardest sport ever. 

Some people call me crazy for saying this but everyone that calls me crazy doesn’t even know how to throw a ball or swing a bat. And if you pitch like me then you have to deal with kids calling me trash and saying they can hit a homerun off me. 

There are a few reasons why I think it’s the hardest sport to play. One reason is the speed of the ball and how fast it’s coming to you. You only have 0.40 seconds to react to a pitch in baseball and sometimes the ball can come faster. 

Another things is that a baseball bat barrel is 34 inches or lower and a baseball is 9 inches long. It is rare if you can get a barrel and hit a homerun because even if you are lower or higher than the sweet spot then you wont hit it as far then what you want too. 

According to Performance Vision it takes about between 100 and 200 milliseconds to hit a baseball and to react to a baseball that is coming in at high speeds at 90 mph and more. 

A lot of people say that baseball is an easy sport because all you have to do is hit a baseball that is coming right at you but it’s way more than that. 

In baseball there are multiple pitches that can make you feel like a fool. Some of these pitches are called a curveball, changeup, cutter, slider, sinker. These pitches even make good MLB hitters look like fools. 

And for people to say that baseball is easy even though they have never seen an MLB fastball or even any of the other pitches I mentioned don’t really know what they are saying.

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