Why we analogize baseball to decision making

I always wondered why baseball is so often used as an analogy or metaphor but now I know why: When batting, you have but a few moments to compress decision-making into:
See
Prepare (get your body + muscles in proper position)
Hit

or if you’re in the outfield it’s
See
Prepare (get your body + muscles in proper position)
Catch

If you’re pitching it’s:
See (the straight line past the batter into the catcher’s mitt – and the straight line might, of course, be a curve or some other shape)
Prepare (orient your fingers and hand, wrist, arm, shoulder and body in proper position)
Throw

In short, when compared to the way we make decisions in life, a lot of good analogies can be made to baseball. We use it so frequently in the USA as an tool for metaphors, but at least I have answer “why” that works for me.

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