Recreational Baseball Leagues: Why You Should Play

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At some point in their lives, most men have loved baseball. Most of us even played Little League, and some of us were even standout athletes on our schools’ baseball teams. However, only a small percentage of us when on to play for a living, and very few of us even play for fun anymore. But why don’t we? Baseball is undoubtedly one of the greatest sports ever played, and there’s a lot to be said for joining a recreational league.

If you’re feeling doubtful, keep reading to discover all the reasons joining an adult baseball league is right for you.

It’s Fun

Plain and simple, playing baseball is fun. Sure, you’re not Babe Ruth, but that’s no excuse to not enjoy yourself. In fact, since there’s way less pressure associated with recreational sports leagues, you may have even more fun than the Major League greats! Think about it: the cheering crowds, the crack of the bat, and that great feeling with you slide across home plate…all great reasons to join a league. What’s more, you get to new gear, like the many kinds of bats and accessories from Homerun Monkey.

It’s Healthy

You heard it here: baseball is exercise. And that’s especially true if you decide to up your game by doing a little training, but, even if you keep your workouts on the field, you’re bound to burn some calories by running bases and chasing fly balls. Combined, those efforts equal a reduced risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, as well as enhanced psychological health and a heightened sense of self-esteem. Oh, and there’s also that little advantage of looking and feeling your best.

It Relieves Stress

Life can get pretty stressful at times, and it seems like we’re all looking for ways to relax and unwind. And while kicking back with a few beers and a bucket of chicken may seem tempting, baseball and other sports provide healthy, long-lasting stress relief, with none of the side effects of the chicken or beer. And, hey, if you’re still in the mood, save the beers for after practice.

It’s Friendly, yet Competitive

We men love a little friendly competition. With recreational baseball, you get to enjoy that competitive spirit in a healthy, productive way. So get out there, light your competitive spark, and be in it to win it!

You’ll Meet Cool People

Sometimes, making friends can feel pretty awkward. Most of us have had the same friends for most of our lives, and we just don’t make much of an effort to make new ones. But baseball provides us with ready-made friends in the form of teammates. You’re all there for the same reason, so there’s no need for conversation icebreakers or awkwardness. And with all the time you’ll be spending together, you’re bound to develop some solid relationships.

And there you have it: all the great reasons why you should join an adult league. Find one near you, and rediscover why baseball is one of the greatest sports ever played. Good luck, and have fun!


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