Baseball, an American tradition
First, Baseball is a national tradition in America and a symbol.
"As American as baseball and apple pie" is an expression that Americans use to describe symbols of life and culture in the USA.
Baseball is a game played with a bat, a ball and a glove between 2 teams : the fielding (defensive) team and the batting (offensive) team . The batting team try to score as many points as possible. The defensive team try to prevent the batting team from scoring runs by catching a ball in the air. Baseball rules are very hard to explain, so if you want more informations of this sport, you can click here.
Baseball is a rare sport, so since 2012, this sport disappears from the Olympic Games in 2012.
For your general knowledge, Softball is a variant of baseball which is played with a bigger ball and a smaller field.
For example, in New-York, there is a lot of field of baseball in Central Park.
We never play baseball but we have already played a similar sport with our school which is called "Thèque". It was really great and funny !
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