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Gassman

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on: August 27, 2015, 12:02:54 am
I see that our baseball team played 49 games last year.

How does baseball get away with playing so many games when basketball is limited to around 30?

Baseball games take a long time so it seems to me that these games take up a lot more time than the basketball games.

Do they practice a lot less to get the contact hours down???

Just wondering how this balances out.


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Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 12:52:26 am
I see that our baseball team played 49 games last year.

How does baseball get away with playing so many games when basketball is limited to around 30?

Baseball games take a long time so it seems to me that these games take up a lot more time than the basketball games.

Do they practice a lot less to get the contact hours down???

Just wondering how this balances out.

Compare the number of regular games the professionals play in each sport.

MLB = 162
NBA = 82
NFL = 16

It's generally agreed that the physical demands of Football > Basketball > Baseball.

There's a lot of standing around in baseball so they can play more games per week.  ;)


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Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 06:25:53 am
clt says the games are played more frequently.


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Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 12:13:25 pm
I see that our baseball team played 49 games last year.

How does baseball get away with playing so many games when basketball is limited to around 30?

Baseball games take a long time so it seems to me that these games take up a lot more time than the basketball games.

Do they practice a lot less to get the contact hours down???

Just wondering how this balances out.

Compare the number of regular games the professionals play in each sport.

MLB = 162
NBA = 82
NFL = 16

It's generally agreed that the physical demands of Football > Basketball > Baseball.

There's a lot of standing around in baseball so they can play more games per week.  ;)

Yes that's obvious and I get that.

That's not what I'm talking about.

What I was trying to understand is if baseball players spend more overall time involved with their sport than basketball and football due to the number of games.

If that is the case how is that justified to the NCAA because aren't they supposed to limit hours dedicated to a sport to some acceptable level so they have time to hit the books.

So basically I'm wondering if there is some formula to even all that time out across sports (for example baseball may have tons of time for games but less for practice, football has very few games but tons of practice time).


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Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 01:04:22 pm
I see that our baseball team played 49 games last year.

How does baseball get away with playing so many games when basketball is limited to around 30?

Baseball games take a long time so it seems to me that these games take up a lot more time than the basketball games.

Do they practice a lot less to get the contact hours down???

Just wondering how this balances out.

Compare the number of regular games the professionals play in each sport.

MLB = 162
NBA = 82
NFL = 16

It's generally agreed that the physical demands of Football > Basketball > Baseball.

There's a lot of standing around in baseball so they can play more games per week.  ;)

Yes that's obvious and I get that.

That's not what I'm talking about.

What I was trying to understand is if baseball players spend more overall time involved with their sport than basketball and football due to the number of games.

If that is the case how is that justified to the NCAA because aren't they supposed to limit hours dedicated to a sport to some acceptable level so they have time to hit the books.

So basically I'm wondering if there is some formula to even all that time out across sports (for example baseball may have tons of time for games but less for practice, football has very few games but tons of practice time).


I think they are required to have 1 day off a week during the season.  I would imagine all sports would be the same.  Football practices 5 days a week and then has game day and a day off.  Baseball probably has 4 or 5 games during the week, 1 or 2 practices and a day off.


 

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