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Postby BobbyRoberto » Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:22 am

On Baseball Tonight, they are arguing over what's harder, baseball or golf, with John Kruk choosing golf over the objections of everyone who has a brain. It's painful.
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Re: John Kruk makes my head hurt

Postby Strasil42 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:29 am

BobbyRoberto wrote:On Baseball Tonight, they are arguing over what's harder, baseball or golf, with John Kruk choosing golf over the objections of everyone who has a brain. It's painful.


he's an idiot.

but fun to watch.
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Postby quietstorm » Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:31 am

To play golf professionally is just as hard as baseball. To play at lower levels, golf is easier.

They're essentially the same swing, though, so you have to learn the same fundamentals in both sports.
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Postby BrettCB » Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:38 am

Did Kruk pay you to say that?.. haha ;)
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Postby DominicanLou » Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:43 am

quietstorm wrote:To play golf professionally is just as hard as baseball. To play at lower levels, golf is easier.

They're essentially the same swing, though, so you have to learn the same fundamentals in both sports.


Yeah, they are the same swing, but in one sport the ball is sitting on a tee, while in the other it is coming at you at 90 MPH and with movement. I wonder which one is more difficult. :-?
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Postby RynMan » Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:47 am

Kruk is an idiot. But we knew that.
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Postby quietstorm » Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:47 am

In baseball, if you hit the ball hard, it's got a good chance of being a hit. In golf, hitting the ball hard isn't enough. Have you played golf? It's a hard game. The plane the swing is on makes it more unnatural, so it's hard to hit the ball where you want.

I'm more of a baseball fan than a golf fan, but baseball is no easier. At top levels, nearly every sport is just as difficult.
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Postby RynMan » Mon Apr 11, 2005 2:05 am

There was a thread in here last year about the diffculty of sports and someone posted a link to a sports illustrated article (i think) that did a bit of a cross-comparison of sports and their difficulty and ranked them. I recall Boxing being number 1.
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Postby RynMan » Mon Apr 11, 2005 2:09 am

My bad, it was ESPN, therefore less respectable than SI. ;-)

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/sportSkills

Golf is pretty far down the list.
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Postby DominicanLou » Mon Apr 11, 2005 2:09 am

quietstorm wrote:In baseball, if you hit the ball hard, it's got a good chance of being a hit. In golf, hitting the ball hard isn't enough. Have you played golf? It's a hard game. The plane the swing is on makes it more unnatural, so it's hard to hit the ball where you want.

I'm more of a baseball fan than a golf fan, but baseball is no easier. At top levels, nearly every sport is just as difficult.


Yes, I actually play golf very frequently, practically every day during the summer. The more difficult game to play is baseball, at any level. I realize that golf is not as physically demanding as baseball. Also, if I had to either make par on any hole at Augusta, or hit a baseball off Randy Johnson, I am positive I would have a better shot at making par.
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