You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball. Of course, if you are a baseball fan, you know that this hilarious line from Bull Durham is neither true nor meant to be taken as truth. Baseball has a simple basic premise, but the strategies, stats, rule nuances, different skill sets involved, and even the variations from ballpark to ballpark give the game a nearly epic complexity. No matter how well you know the game, no matter how many amazing things you have seen on the field, several dozen times a season you are going to see something that makes your jaw drop and causes you to jump up and down and scream with joy or outrage. Baseball is passion and infinite possibility – no matter what the stats and analysts say, on any given game day, any team can beat any other team. And that is why I love this game!
So why blog? I am a baseball fan with very few baseball friends. My husband and I are huge fans of the Angels and baseball in general, but few others in our circle can tell a double from a double play…and their eyes all tend to glaze over at the mere mention of a line drive or stolen base. I came to MLBlogs looking for great baseball talk and, seriously, you all hit the ball out of the park in that regard. I decided to start my own MLBlog to continue the conversation…or, rather, to pick up my end of it. I’ve been more of a reader than a commenter. The 2010 post season is nearly over – which was a good thing for the Angels actually; they definitely need some regrouping time – so I figure this is the perfect time for my own spring training. Let’s see if I can get this blog up and running smoothly in time for the 2011 season.