Playing baseball is not easy. When you are at bat, you are trying to hit a round ball with a round bat squarely. Baseball Hall of Fame Ted Williams, often recognized as the best pure hitter in the game's history, called hitting a baseball the toughest thing to do in sports. To learn to hit takes great hand-eye coordination. When somebody picks up a bat for the first time, it will likely result in failure. However, when you stick with it and keep practicing, you can have success. Hitting a baseball builds confidence. Go for it friend.
Nathan, baseball is a great game! if you enjoy it, go for it!!! I play (and teach) tennis. we all need a sport we like so we get plenty of exercise, meet cool people, and spend time outside. stay safe and make it a great 2013...:-)