Baseball is a great game, filled with tradition, and history-laden. As such, it has its own unique language; On top of that, the rules of the game are different than most others. Most ball games are played on a field, court, or rink, with the ball going back and forth to set goals. The only sports that provide a diamond-based field are baseball, softball, rounders, and any baseball-derived sport.
As such, the rules are not as simple as many other sports due to the nature of the game. Most other ball games consist of one team trying to score into a set goal, while the other tries to stop. There are variations, and different rules that cover the penalty and movement of the ball, but most all are tied to those two areas. No other sport has anything near the equivalent of a stolen base.
Also, for those who are new to the game, and want to follow it at its highest level, it can be hard to know how to follow, with 30 teams to choose from. Plus, in today's world, we don't just want to watch, since it's difficult to find the game outside the states. We want to read about it also.
So what is needed for the fan is something simple. A site that provide an explanation of the game to beginners, a glossary of terms, and links to who shows the game, and those who write about it. Too good to be true, you ask? Not all all. Not with the fantastic site of British Baseball Guide.
There you can read about the game, learn which team to follow (the Royals or the Cardinals), learn the language of the game, as well as learn where to watch. There are even links to the best of British baseball writers. If you are new to the game, and want to learn more, this is your first stop. Bookmark it now.