I'd much rather hear baseball be referred to as a game than as a sport. Compared to any other professional league, baseball players are by far the least athletic. Many are less in shape than the average American. Some players don't have to bat, some don't have to play the field, and some don't even have to run the bases. These aren't intense physical activities here, and yet some players cant hack it. Could you imagine football players playing a doubleheader in the same day? Baseball players cause probably play a triple header and still have energy to burn.