Originally Posted by DWS1125
Do you think MLB seeing the Dominican presence in the League is one of the driving reasons for wanting more African-Americans ( Urban youth academies) to pick up the sport? Its sad to know that a lot of people walking around may have the talent to be stars in Baseball but just never gravitated towards the sport because they thought it was Boring.
Baseball is tougher to learn and organize. Basketball can be practiced on your own with a ball and a hoop (or even just a ball if you want to practice dribbling skills). Football requires two people and a ball to throw and a limited amount of space and generally speaking, you can easily control the ball and where it goes. Baseball requires two people, at least, two gloves, a bat and a ball. First off, that is already much more expensive. Secondly, unlike the other ones, if you want to practice hitting, you need a lot of space. You can't really control where the ball is going to go, so you can't play in the streets. You need a large area of space. That isn't always available in urban areas.
Then of course is the whole "boring" aspect of it. I don't know how people can say that, but apparently a lot of people do actually feel that way about it.