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Baseball or soccer - 05-22-2014, 12:55 PM

Baseball or soccer, which is your favourite sport and why?
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05-23-2014, 11:40 PM

It depends.

Baseball has many rules and rather simple strategy compared with soccer.

Baseball is easy to enjoy (seeing) and soccer sometimes needs skills or insight to enjoy seeing the game.

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05-25-2014, 02:41 AM

I prefer baseball. My father played in the minor leagues, and I played a lot when I was a kid. Here in Japan it is still the national sport, though soccer comes a bit closer each year. It seems that Japan's baseball players do better overseas than their soccer players, so that helps to keep baseball on top.

Since I have moved to Japan, I have been to a few baseball games here. I have been to the Tokyo Dome, Seibu Lions stadium, and the Marines stadium in Chiba. Japanese baseball is fast-paced and exciting compared to watching the game in America. The fans are quite serious, there is a lot of music and singing, and the teams have cheerleaders, which is something American games don't have.

Japanese soccer games are almost as noisy as the baseball games. Personally, I get a little tired of the team songs and noise, I prefer just to watch the games.
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