Take Me Out to the Ballgame

I enjoy watching the NFL for about three weeks, then I’m bored out of my mind.

I couldn’t care less if Brett Favre plays another year or which Manning is going to the Super Bowl. I’m tired of running backs running into the butts of their offensive lineman and quarterbacks with their special “do not hit” rules. I’ll watch the Superbowl, but believe me, I’m counting down the days until Spring Training.

There are people that complain that the baseball season is too long. These people are either communists or Pittsburgh Pirate fans. I’m all for extending the season another 30 games. I’ll gladly take 200 games of baseball over 16 weeks of football.

So here it is, the Top 22 reasons that baseball is the best sport around (in no particular order).

  1. The Boston Red Sox – America’s Team. Some may dispute this, but they are wrong. Boston is the model franchise in MLB – good farm system, an ownership not afraid to spend money, players that stay out of the police blotter. Always in contention. Tradition. Fenway Park. Yankee fans can suck it.
  2. Getting to the park early to watch batting practice.
  3. Manicured fields and the smell of freshly cut grass. Well, maybe not at Tropicana Field.
  4. Fantasy baseball is a thousand times better than fantasy anything else.
  5. Watching the game, eating a hotdog, drinking a cold beer.
  6. Very few face painters in the stands.
  7. If you act like a jackass after hitting a home run, you get nailed in the back your next at bat. Meanwhile, football players celebrate every tackle like they just cured cancer.
  8. Red Sox vs. Yankees
  9. Albert Pujols and Joe Mauer, two great examples of professionalism and loyalty to their teams.
  10. Winning the All-Star game actually means something. Why is the Pro-Bowl even televised? It blows.
  11. Breaking up the double play.
  12. Having the balls to try to steal home.
  13. Walk-off home runs
  14. I know they’re jackasses, but I really like Joe Buck and Tim McCarver calling the Fox Saturday afternoon game.
  15. The Rays going from worst to first in one season.
  16. Players not talking to the pitcher throwing a no-hitter.
  17. Every elite closer having their own walk-in music from the bullpen.
  18. You hit one of my stars, I hit one of yours.
  19. MLB trading deadline, the most exciting day of the year.
  20. Buying a new Red Sox hat every year.
  21. The hit-and-run
  22. The double switch

This list could be a thousand lines long. Baseball is awesome.

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8 Responses to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”

  1. OLD MANRIVER Says:

    OLD MANRIVER HERE #23 Playing fantasy base ball with your son and his wife.. #24 beating them a lest once a season.(maybe) l#25 Laughing at some of the fantasy players picks and comments (sorry dan and Matt).#26 getting to read the great info posted by folks at the FOULLINE.. amen !!!!nice piece fireboy:}

  2. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Americas team? ICK! Not this american! Good post though, when is fantasy baseball starting??

  3. Dave Says:

    Thanks Dan… I put that part about Americas team in just for you. I knew you would appreciate it. I think we should make Ginger league commissioner, since she’s the defending champion. Thoughts?

  4. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Yes that sounds like a good idea. And my friend is still interested in joining the league if thats cool with everyone.

  5. Dave Says:

    He’s in

  6. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Well ill get him to drop a line on the site. Hes very opinionated, just as I am. And it would feel good to not be Dan the Lone Rays Fan anymore.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I’ve begun the two month process of breaking in my new Sox hat. I have hopes that by mid spring training I’ll have a hat that fits my head like crazy fits Papelbon.

    -D

  8. boston bad boys Says:

    Dans friend can join our league . for one million dollars payable to ME.. OR BE IN THE NINTH GRADE OR ABOVE…TAMPA BAY TAMPONS IS A GOOD NAME .. FOR A NEW T TEAM..

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