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What is America's favorite pastime: Baseball or boxing?

Sports have been ingrained in the U.S. culture since colonial times in the 17th century. Since then, a number of sports have captured the hearts of many Americans, but The Tylt wants to know what you think is America's pastime. In this matchup, we have baseball and boxing. Baseball is a sport rooted in the country's history and full of tradition. Boxing is a brutal sport that has thrilled millions, creating some of our most iconic superstars. What is your favorite pastime? ⚾🥊

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Sports has been an unequaled source of joy and entertainment for Americans since the first colonists arrived from Europe. As the country has gotten older, our love for sports has only become stronger. Everyone has their favorites, but we at The Tylt want to know your most beloved sport. Click on the bracket below to vote!

#ILoveBaseball

No matter what other sports become popular in the United States, there is only one national pastime: baseball. The sport has been ingrained in America's history, with its earliest mention back in 1791, when the country was just beginning. Since then, generation after generation has been touched by the game in some way, whether it's century-old curses being broken or having your first live-game experience at a stadium. Here is Kelsey Colon writing a love letter to baseball for The Odyssey with more:

I like to spend my long nights watching your funny moments and thinking of the good old days when it was opening day. I know that you're getting ready to go to Florida and Arizona for Spring Training, just know while you're down there I'll be counting down the days until I see you again.
It's no secret that sometimes my mother cannot stand you, but that's just because she doesn't get her way with you sometimes, but she loves you all the same. You've really won my whole family over which is a difficult thing to do.
I've heard a lot of people say, "Basketball will treat you so much better, it's a real man's sport," but I know they're wrong. You've had my back my whole life and I trust you.
#ILoveBoxing

If there's one thing the United States loves to do is flex a little muscle. There is plenty of that in boxing.

It's just you and your opponent in a ring, trying to impose your respective wills on one another. There is no one backing you up, nowhere to run and nothing but your hands to depend on. Winners are celebrated, underdogs are elevated and glory is attained. And there is no one but you to reap the rewards or shoulder the blame. 

People have wanted to bury boxing, but with fights like McGregor-Mayweather and Alvarez-Golovkin getting huge pay-per-view numbers, and stars like Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder dominating the sport, there is still plenty of intrigue. Here is Eric C. Stevens at Breaking Muscle with more:

Anyone who has put on boxing gloves to do a class, workout, or even to hit the heavy bag can attest to the difficulty and stamina it takes to box. The standard three-minute round sounds like a short duration, but many of the longest moments of my life have occurred during those three minutes while boxing.
Even thirty seconds can be a deceiving. Try punching with all-out speed and power on a heavy bag for a thirty second sprint and you’ll know what I am talking about. Add in the variable of someone punching you while you’re trying to punch and you’ll understand why boxing is the most difficult sport.
FINAL RESULTS
Sports
What is America's favorite pastime: Baseball or boxing?
A festive crown for the winner
#ILoveBaseball
#ILoveBoxing