Baseball. It’s an easy game.
You throw the ball. You catch the ball. You hit the ball. So says the skipper in Bull Durham. Good advice; authoritative, no embellishment.
He wasn’t talking inside baseball, of course. That’s a whole ‘nother thing. Inside baseball is complicated. You run into statistics right away. Statistics are hard. Inside baseball can be mystifying, to an outsider.
Maybe tennis is a better example. Tennis is an easy game. A tennis instructor once said this: “Serving is easy. Toss the ball up, and hit it.” Easy for him to say. He demonstrated. He made it look easy. Continue reading