They showed up an hour early to warm up and take batting practice as if it is needed for middle aged slow pitch softball. They are the type that after they get a hit or home run, they jog slowly around the bases with their head held high acting like somebody cares about them. After the games they are the ones that are talking like they are a few good games away from getting that big call from the Yankees. The soon to be pro irritates me the most. Also wandering around the fields is the forty year old teenager.
Israel Andrade Baseball subculture a. The subculture that I would like to study is baseball. I would like to study the individuals who participate in this sport as well as those who follow it. The reason for my interest in this subculture is that I’ve been a casual participate of this culture as I have played baseball during high school as well as attended a few professional games, but I want to learn more about the individuals who devote their spare time to baseball. The game of baseball is very prevalent in American culture it has even been titled America's pastime.
However, Lewis Rober Sr., the man responsible for organizing softball games for firefighters in Minneapolis, used a 12-inch ball. Rober’s ball won out as the preferred softball size, and professional softball games today are played using a 10–12-inch ball. While the sport was originally advertised as an indoor game for baseball players looking to maintain their dexterity during the off season, it gained so much popularity and recognition that it quickly became its own official sport. In 1991,
The game consist of know who your runner is if he is fast or slow down the baseline, is he pull or push guy swinging, how do we need to pitch him fast balls or curve balls? This all goes through a baseballs players mind in about three and a half seconds. The key to the game is to slow yourself down and tell yourself the situation, what do I do if the ball comes to me? This increases a players “baseball IQ”. There are many ways to increase your baseball IQ besides playing the game your entire life.
 George Hancock is credited as the game's inventor for his development of ball and an undersized bat in the next week. The Farragut Club soon set rules for the game, which spread quickly to outsiders. Envisioned as a way for baseball players to maintain their skills during the winter, the sport was called "Indoor Baseball".  Under the name of "Indoor-Outdoor", the game moved outside in the next year, and the first rules were published in 1889.  In 1895 Lewis Rober, Sr. of Minneapolis organized outdoor games as exercise for firefighters; this game was known as kitten ball (after the first team to play it), lemon ball,
Catchers and first basemen have their own unique gloves with more padding to protect their hands from fast throws” (Labay). Another important piece of equipment is a bat. A bat is used when your team is on offense while your team is hitting. The best sized bat is
The concept of both sports involve hitting the ball, getting on base, and running all the way around to score a point. The object of the game is to score as many runs as the team can. A pitcher from the opposing team throws the ball to the batter and tries to get him out. The batter tries to hit the ball and run to as many bases as possible. The pitcher can strike him out by making the batter swing but miss the ball.
From that event George Hancock had an idea to start an indoor version of baseball. Being the first two teams to play a game, the Yale and Harvard Alumni became a part of history. In 1889 Hancock come up with a specific set of rules for this Mid-Winter Indoor Baseball sport and it started to catch on in cities other than Chicago. Softball spread nationally because it became a popular downtime sport for firefighters. The sport soon gained many nicknames such as “Kitten Ball,” “Mush Ball,” “Diamond Ball,” and “Pumpkin Ball.” The early 1900’s is when the term softball finally came about by the Denver YMCA official, Walter Hakanson.
Baseball has lots of physics. The focal point of the game is the baseball, which is constantly in motion. The pitcher throw the ball over the plate, the batter swing a bat (which is a simple machine called a lever) and when they connect, the batter runs the bases in a diamond formation with a base at each point, changing speed and velocity, while the fielders try to get the ball to tag the runner out. The speed of the ball leaving the pitchers hand has been checked by radar at over 100mph. The runners must travel 90 feet between bases, for a total of 360 feet, so an average speed of a base runner could be calculated by clocking the time it takes to run home.
On a baseball field, they have grass around the pitcher’s mound, home plate, and the base paths. In softball, grass is only in the outfield. In baseball and softball, both have nine players on defense and on offense there could be a possible tenth player in the line-up. The position players both have the same responsibilities. Such as the catcher always backing up first on an infield grounder, and the second basemen always covering first on a bunt.