Must-Read: Toughest Sports
Make no mistake about it, we are big fans of baseball around these parts. In between posts here, we are cramming as much as possible for our upcoming fantasy baseball drafts. Nothing gets us excited quite like reading spring training box scores. That said, we are not delusional here. Baseball is, easily, one of the easiest sports out there. (Only tougher than bowling and, maybe, boccie ball.) It is definitely not played by the most athletic of gentlemen; just look at any old highlight of John Kruk. In fact, it wasn’t until this Top 10 list by AskMen.com that lists the top hardest sports in existence that we truly realized how easy baseball is. Check out lacrosse:
Lacrosse doesn’t yet share the international popularity of soccer, but it is similar in nature. In addition to the displays of speed, agility, coordination, and conditioning that lacrosse necessitates, lacrosse is also one of the most physical sports in existence. Players need to fend off the painful whacks of opponents’ sticks, fight for loose balls on the ground, and constantly have their head on a swivel to avoid getting knocked out by an opponent.
Muscular Strength/Power: 7
Cardiovascular Endurance: 7
Overall Durability: 7
You’re going to want to check out the rest of the list for the other tough sports out there. (Hint: Number one overall is, obviously, MMA.) All that said, we’re still quite excited for fantasy baseball season to kick off anytime now.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.