Can’t Watch the World Series?

The pain is real. If you’re like me and can’t get enough baseball (even if your team is already out), you’ve been watching this postseason with rapt attention. The games have been thrilling, even when they seem to run super long. All bullpen management seems to have been thrown to the wind in favor if…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 16

A weekly rundown of what’s good to read in baseball. Vin Scully is as wonderful as ever, making Jimmy Kimmel blush furiously while he calls his Celebrity Softball home-run. Mary Weider, who I wrote about in my #WhatABaseballFanLooksLike post was named the 2016 Tigers fan of the year, and deservedly so.   Spent some time…

So Your Girlfriend Loves Baseball

Men, let’s talk. It’s the baseball postseason, and the woman in your life seems to have gone insane. She’s reorganizing her social calendar, eating microwave pizza for dinner while sitting in front of the TV, watching games she normally wouldn’t care about. And if you even suggest switching to Netflix for an episode of Luke Cage she looks…

#WhatABaseballFanLooksLike

On the Gender Gap in Fandom Mary Weider is 104 years old. She was born in 1911, and came to America in 1926, the same year she went to her first Detroit Tigers game. For a bit of perspective, the team was founded in 1901, meaning it was still a relatively young franchise when Mary…

A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall

On Fair Weather Fandom. Baseball will break your heart. Honestly, anything you love has the power to break your heart, but sports fans have learned a special kind of agony. We love teams that do not love us back. Players and organizations depend on fans for only one reason: money. Without fans, organizations can’t pay….