April 06, 2006

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

I haven't done the Thursday Three for a while, but I think I'll jump right back in today since I'm ignoring all the projects that need doing.

This week the subject is something generally not considered near and dear to Southerners, since down here football is king and we only have teams like the (blech gag hiss) Braves in the region. My dad has always been something of a baseball fan though and when I was very little and lived in Pasadena the whole family would head off to Dodgers game fairly regularly. I think it may have been harder for my father to move to northern Ohio and live near an American League team than it was when we lived in Phoenix where at the time they only had a minor league team. Over the years, my parents have adapted though and now root for the home team, even if the Indians are in the wrong league.

1. Do you really like baseball, or is it just something baffling that some people do?

I like baseball more than any other sports, but that doesn't mean I enjoy it all that much. I mostly start watching and paying attention during the playoffs and World Series.

2. Who are some of your favorite players?

I don't really have any favorite players at the moment, but when I was a wee little tike, I had a thing for Steve Garvey. That was before his women troubles and when he was still married to Cindy.

3. What one thing would you change about baseball?

I think designated hitters and interleague play are impure perversions of the sport. Actually, I don't care that much, but I do think they could do without those two innovations.

Extra bonus question made up by me: What's the very best thing about baseball?

Baseball movies!


1.I LOVE baseball. I come from a baseball family. My great uncle played for the Cubs and even has a full sized baseball field on his property.
I grew up being a scorekeeper/announcer at the games.

My sons both love to play and play almost year round.

2. Derek Jeter. I read his autobiography when my son bought it and you could not invent a better role model for kids.
Therefore I am also a Yankees fan.

3. I don't agree with the different rules for the two leagues. It should be across the board. (pinch hitters, pitchers hitting or not having to hit, etc.)
Also I think they HAVE to enforce the no doping rules.

Posted by: Mary at April 6, 2006 09:22 AM