Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Play Ball!

I'm a Seattle Mariners baseball fan. It's so much fun to see the season begin.

Seven years ago, I would never have guessed that I'd spend this much time watching grown men chase around a little white ball. Or any other balls, be it white, or big and orange, or funky shaped and brown with white laces.

What can I say. I like a good, looooooong story, and baseball's lengthy season delivers big time.

Of course, I actually know very little about all these sports. I'm still trying to understand what setting a pick means in basketball, goodness knows John has tried and tried to explain. Here's the definition, and I still don't get it. But I can tell what team I'm rooting for and if we're winning or not, and that's really all that matters.

So I have high hopes for this year's mariners, but time will tell. We won our first game of the season, which is a good start. Ooo - that reminds me it's time to get out my cool Ichiro bobblehead out and set it in a prominent spot right under the television.

There's one thing that I've wondered about since I became interested in sports: What were some of these mothers thinking when they named their baby boys who would go on to be professional athletes?

Coco Crisp??

Milton Bradley???

Dick Trickle????

Oh, my.


annie said...

Just commenting on bad names.... I once met someone named "Seymour Weiner". What WERE his parents thinking, really?

Jenny P said...

That's funny, I just got into watching baseball a couple of years ago myself! I'm a Phillies fan, so it's been a good time:) I too used to think it was drawn out and boring, but I think that's why I like it now. I can't stand most other sports, but baseball still involves skill, cunning, TRUE teamwork (not "everyone support this ONE PERSON"), and amazing thrills that come out of NOWHERE! Plus, not being able to do color guard anymore, I think I love it because of the grass:) But that's another story:) Play ball!