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13 Things You'd Only Understand If You Played High School Baseball

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1. In the north, high school baseball is primarily a cold-weather sport.

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2. This is not what "ducks on the pond" means:


3. It's possible for stretching to take up 98% of your day.

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4. You've stared death in the face every time a ground ball was hit your way.

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5. "Fungo" is literally the best part of your day.

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6. You've heard the phrase "in the hole" since Little League, and you still giggle every time you hear it.

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7. Swinging a bat when you're on deck is oddly cathartic.

8. This is what the ground in a dugout looks like:

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9. Metal bats were designed by the devil to destroy your hands.

"Batting gloves, you're my only friend."
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"Batting gloves, you're my only friend."

10. Your home-field advantage was mostly due to knowing where the holes were in the field.

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11. Two words: Raccoon-Eyed Sunburn.

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12. In your lifetime, your most frequently uttered phrase has been "good game."

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13. And the only thing you really learned in a full season of playing baseball is the custom handshake you and your buddy made up.

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