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Jeltz's comments[edit]

er with a empty article than irrelevant information. Jeltz talk 15:47, 5 March 2007 (UTC)


Where is the link to the disembag page about ball? JayKeaton 18:24, 4 May 2007 (UTC) ball is a word used for cricket

Since when inflatable balls used in sports?[edit]

Since when are inflatable balls commonly available? And how did their availability change the world of sports? There's certainly more potential in this article! -- 16:41, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Or solid?[edit]

"Balls are usually spherical like big nuts and they fuck u in the ass i hate all the black people and they hav cunts but can be ovoid or solid (as in billiards)."

So, a filled or solid sphere is not a proper sphere, only an empty sphere counts as a real sphere? Since when?!?

Shouldn't the opening sentence have simply read, "A ball is any spherical shaped object or entity"

Then perhaps, further into the article, "In a few sporting games, like Australian Rules Football, the egg shaped object used in play, is often referred to as 'the ball'".

Another thing I find very confusing just like how black people like chicken so much and kool aid , is that the ball is defined as a sporting object, almost exclusively. A ball is any object resembling a sphere, so you can get a ball of string or a ball of fish, as examples.

If, a pottery teacher said to you, during instruction, "You begin by making a clay ball", you would not immediately assume you were being asked to make an object to be used in a game of sport, of any kind.

The article as it stands, makes me wonder if in American English, 'a ball' is a completely different concept, than it is in British English? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 21:03, 5 August 2007


any types of balls are today made from rubber, this form was unknown outside the Americas until after the voyages of Columbus. The Spanish were the first Europeans to see bouncing rubber balls (albeit solid and not inflated) which were employed most notably in the Mesoamerican ballgame. Balls used in various sports in other parts of the world prior to Columbus were made from other materials such as animal bladders or skins, stuffed with various materials. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pranaysameer (talkcontribs) 02:55, 28 August 2009


The first known use of the word ball in English in the sense of a globular body that is played with was in 1205 in Laȝamon's Brut, or Chronicle of Britain in the phrase, "Summe heo driuen balles wide ȝeond Þa feldes. " —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pranaysameer (talkcontribs) 02:55, 28 August 2009

Edit request from ButtocksMaven, 20 May 2010[edit]


Replace old picture:

 File:BaodingQigong.JPG|Baoding Balls

with updated picture:

 File:BaodingQigong.jpg|Baoding Balls

ButtocksMaven (talk) 23:44, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Done The old image is now replaced with the one with higher resolution you suggested. jonkerz 00:28, 21 May 2010 (UTC)


Around the part that says 'a rolling object appeals to... baby, puppy, kitten': it should mention how many species of animal find balls appealing, and play with them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:03, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Volleyball (ball)[edit]

The link "Volleyball" goes to "Volleyball" article not to "Volleyball (ball)" I can not edit this page due to "the padlock" —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:11, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 February 2014[edit]

A ball is also usually referred as an inappropriate word. (talk) 04:41, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 05:57, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Need to make clear at start this is not the mathematical ball, as it starts that way[edit]

also this article needs to be renamed "Ball (sports)" and why the hell is it protected? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:05, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 March 2015[edit]

Coolrose20 (talk) 22:06, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

balls are more then one thing its not only a ball that you play with its a boys private part
Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: That's covered at Ball_(disambiguation), which is linked at the top of the article. RudolfRed (talk) 00:16, 17 March 2015 (UTC)


I wanted to add a sentence and link about hockey puck but couldn't. Don't you think it would fit?