"The game is best understood at 10,000 feet. But it is best enjoyed from the front row."
A Major League Baseball tattoo is seen on the neck of Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Monday, March 4, 2013, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
i enjoy baseball pants the same way guys enjoy yoga pants.
Re: All-Star voting.
I would never argue against anyone who chooses to solely vote for the players on their team(s). That’s understandable. Heck, I’m sure it’s expected and even encouraged. I attended a White Sox game on the very first day of All-Star voting, and they had a little event on the field encouraging everyone to vote for every White Sox player - hey, when Southpaw is punching in Brent Morel for third base All-Star, you know it’s the best display of homerism.
That being said, I hope that some people don’t necessarily just punch in their team all the time. When I vote, I always try to vote who I think deserves the spot the most, and I ignore the uniform. I’ll vote for guys I don’t even like or play on teams I despise, but - hey, if they have the numbers, they deserve to go. I’ll vote.
For someone who loves my baseball team, I sure do insult them a lot.