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Posted By: Seamus Kennedy
04-Jul-11 - 01:46 AM
Thread Name: BS: Baseball code
Subject: RE: BS: Baseball code
"In Ireland they play rounders. But it was often called baseball or base-ball. The ball, from what I gather, is called a sliotar and looks superficially like an American baseball but it's softer."

Untrue. In Ireland we play "hurling", not rounders, or baseball or base-ball. Nor does hurling resemble rounders or baseball in the slightest. The ball is called a "sliotar", and it's slightly smaller and lighter than a baseball, not softer, and it's distinguishing feature is a raised seam (about 3/8 of an inch), unlike the stitched seam of a baseball.