I am not a professional athlete so I am not sure what I can add. I played baseball competitively for
quite a few years. I went back after 12 years out and played with the college kids 2 years ago
(summer Amateur league). I was still competitive but no star. To reach the pro level is incredible.
Sam Horn lives here in town and he played around for a while. He played in Japan and moved around
the majors. I have seen him. You wouldn't believe the size of this guy. You think you are something
until you see a pro athlete. I ride bikes now because I can stay in shape and do it when I want not
when a team wants. The same goes for riding. I ride OK but usually by myself. When I ride with some
local guys that race, either road or mountain, I am astonished at what they can do. The two
activities are so different that you can't even compare them. One takes fast explosive power and the
other takes ultimate endurance. The people who do it professionally and excel are not like you and
I. Hitting a baseball is hard. Is it harder that the TDF??? If I had to say I could do one at a
higher level I would say I can hit a baseball. Does that mean it is easier? Or am I built for that
sport. It is tough to say. Would I say running a marathon is harder that the TDF? I think the TDF is
the most grueling event. I think that the most grueling 1 day event is an ironman triathlon. That is
because I don't have a body built for endurance. It takes alot for me to succeed at those things.
It just makes good reading and makes for hits on USA today's site. It made us talk about it.
Now if the snow ever goes away, I will ride my bike again. GP
"BB" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> On Tue, 04 Mar 2003 17:57:56 GMT, Jan Sacharuk wrote:
> > If a pro baseball player couldn't hit a ball, he wouldn't be there. Even the lousy hitters
> > occasionally get off a base hit.
> Most pro baseball players CAN'T hit the ball the majority of the time - that would be a .500
> average. I'm no baseball fan, but AFAIK no one's even come close to that.
> Most people could neither hit off a pro pitcher nor finish the TDF. The difference is, not hitting
> the baseball would only hurt your pride.
> -BB- To reply to me, drop the attitude (from my e-mail address, at least)