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Hardball: Because the game uses a "hard" ball as oppossed to a softball or cricket ball. National Passtime: Because it was once the most popular sport in America and following its long spring,summer, fall season was a great way to pass the time. The Show: Because, when you make it to the Major Leagues, everyone can follow your progress in the national media. You are on exibition to the entire nation. You are in thelimelight. You have made it to the top of your sport.You are in "the show".

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Q: Does the game of baseball have any alternate names and if so what do they mean?
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