Sunday, June 18, 2023

Explaining baseball and explaning football (soccer)

My five 111-word texts explaining baseball should help someone not be completely lost at a game (especially if they found themselves next to someone who could answer any questions that arise), but I think that it would take several more just to finish covering the basics. In contrast, an explanation of the basics of football (soccer) would not need nearly as many words, even with an explanation of the offsides rule and some of the subtleties of when a hands violation is called or not. There'd still be a lot to describe in terms of strategies and tactics, but I'm still a long way from such issues in my baseball explanations. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 18 June 2023)

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