Category Archives: Baseball

I like baseball

Fun to watch

I'm not a big fan of the New York Yankees.  And, I'm also not tremendously enamored with the Boston Red Sox.  I grew up listening to the Minnesota Twins on WCCO radio .

I am enjoying watching the Yankees / Red Sox game this evening.  I think part of is the established rivalry.  In addition, there almost always seem to be intangibles associated when the two teams meet.

This series it's Johnny Damon coming back to Boston for the first time since defecting.  And, the nice storyline of Doug Mirabelli being traded back to the Red Sox today and making it to the ballpark just in time for the game.

David Ortiz hit a three run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to extend the Sox lead to 4 runs.  I wish the Twins could have kept him in their organization. 

I really need to go see some more games. 

A great night for baseball

We went to the WSU Shockers baseball game last night.  The weather was perfect.  80° F, no wind, and no bugs.

Abe baseball

We left right before the top of the 7th inning.  Of course, WSU scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th to take the lead.  It was still a great time.  Eck Stadium is a very nice facility and we had decent seats about half way down  the first base line.

WSU Baseball

I'm looking forward to going to more games.  WSU has won the first two of the 3 game series against Valley leader Missouri State.  I almost went to the game today.  Instead, I pulled three dead trees out of the yard right as the wind gusts picked up to 50 mph.  And the temperature was 95 °  F.

Uh oh

I may have made a serious mistake.

In the spirit of the season (Baseball) I decided to participate in a fantasy baseball league (Yahoo).  I did this last year with a group of college friends and had fun.  So, before the season started, I sent some email around to last years participants and even got a couple of new people involved.  We did an autodraft and we're off.

In the meantime, I saw a thread on  about a TF fantasy league (Yahoo).  I had also done a TF team last year so I signed up immediately.  The TF league did an autodraft and it's also up and running.

A couple of days later, I saw another TotalFark thread and signed up for another TF fantasy league (also Yahoo).  We did a live draft, which was a lot of fun.

It appears I might have an addiction to Yahoo Fantasy Baseball leagues.  Maybe I can get in on a couple of mid-season drafts.

Of course, my forecast is that I will fail miserably in all three leagues. In order to be successful I would have to devote daily attention to each of my teams.  It also probably doesn't help that I didn't do a tremendous amount of research before the drafts and that, when in doubt, I picked players based on my historical affinity for the team on which they play.

Most likely, I will concentrate any effort I make on the team in the league with my college buddies.  Bragging rights and all… 

Baseball is expensive

First of all, I'm posting this from my phone so excuse the syntax and spelling. If I feel like cleaning it up when I get home I will.

Two seasons ago when I was working for the company who shall not be named I scored some dugout suite tickets at Kauffman Stadium. I got these tickets through a vendor who was trying to sell me a Storage Area Network.

Anyway, watching the Twins from literally next to their dugout was a blast. I took a good buddy with me (see and we wore our Twins gear and everything. We got to talk to Ron Gardenhire (Twins manager) and generally thought we were pretty cool.

Ever since then, we've been talking about getting a group of our friends and families together to rent one of the dugout suites for ourselves. Until yesterday. I called the Royal's ticket office to check on pricing and availability. $4000 for one suite. And that only comes with 30 tickets ($75 per additional). Unbelievable.

I think I'll stick to splurging on Club Level seats.