For someone who loves my baseball team, I sure do insult them a lot.
You know what’s a great part of baseball, honestly? You can judge so much by the sound of the bat hitting the ball. How many other sports can you say the same thing? You can’t tell if a football is going to get caught just by hearing the quarterback throw it; you can’t tell if a ball is going into the net just by sound. But you can hear the bat meet the ball, and you can judge so much, like how well the batter made contact or where the ball is headed. Sometimes you don’t even need to see the actual at-bat or have announcers there to aid you - sometimes, you can just hear the crack of the bat and just know. You can be like, ”Oh, wow, it made that sound, it’s gone,” or “That’s so weak, that’s an easy out!” and that’s just really freaking cool.
Random text post, but:
If you think about it, baseball has a gigantic fandom; not just on Tumblr, but throughout the world. A good chunk of this fandom dislikes/hates one team in particular, for whatever reasons they have. And yet for being on arguably baseball’s most hated team - for all of his career, mind you, and a vital piece to their success - almost all baseball fans respect Mariano Rivera. Heck, a bunch actually like the guy. To me, that’s pretty incredible.
throwing myself off a building because derrick.
Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by sports.
there is “a team is on fire,” and then there are the Texas Rangers.
a tale involving high socks:
My (almost) 14 year old brother (welp) has decided he will wear his baseball uniform with high socks because I have convinced them they are awesome. I am marking this as my biggest achievement in being an older sister.
I think I sealed it when I joked he’ll impress the girls with high socks. My dad then said I was being silly and that he doesn’t believe people are attracted to high socks.
What I wanted to do: Laugh hysterically and go, “Dad, let me introduce you to the Internet. Our first stop will be Tumblr. And while we’re at it, let me define ‘fangirling’ for you.”
What I actually did: Snicker and go, “Oh my god, you have no idea how wrong you are.”