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17 Great Reasons For Taking Your Wife to a Major League Baseball Play-off Game

Updated on October 8, 2014
Abner Doubleday
Abner Doubleday


Today is Monday, Oct. 6, and it will not be long until we get to view that summer ritual, The World Series that thrills women and turns men into little boys again. Fans of both genders, ages, colors and ethnic backgrounds watch the two “best” Major League Baseball teams compete for seven games, and the one team who “sweeps,” the other team, are the World Champions. But many baseball fans secretly wish that the Series will go to the seventh-game I assume to honor Abner Doubleday, the man credited for creating this Great American Pastime.

Abner sure knew his stuff in the beginning when baseball was young and the pay was nominal. Legends like Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Dizzy Dean, Willie Mays and Pee Wee Reese made the summer grass grow taller when they trod the fields like gods in striped uniforms each weekend and some weekdays to make sure that their team would be in the running for winning the pennant.

 Babe Ruth in action
Babe Ruth in action | Source
Baseball icon, Reggie Jackson
Baseball icon, Reggie Jackson | Source


The screaming crowds with beer in paper cups, a cigar in their mouth, and wives holding their hats to keep them in place in gusty summer breezes are just two enduring descriptions that I hold dear about professional baseball. Hearing the legendary broadcasters, Mel Allen’s “How about that?” and Harry Caray’s “Holy cow,” was the vocal icing on the cake we all looked forward to having another slice until we couldn’t eat anymore until the next weekend.

Now that the play-off’s are about to begin, there is but one burning question to ask the guys, “Had you rather take your son or your wife to the baseball play-off’s?” Hordes of guys have already growled, “My son, you fool,” and I respect that. But let me share something with you. Here are . . .

Now ex- New York Yankee, Derek Jeter holds World Championship Tropy for 2009
Now ex- New York Yankee, Derek Jeter holds World Championship Tropy for 2009 | Source

Husbands, do you agree with me about taking your wife to a pro-baseball play-off game?

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Toronto Bluejays outfielder Joe Carter
Toronto Bluejays outfielder Joe Carter | Source

17 Great Reasons For Taking Your Wife to a Professional Baseball Play-off Game

  1. This event is probably the “best” bonding experience you and your wife will ever find.
  2. She cannot accuse you of any wrong-doing when you get home. Not any.
  3. Seeing your wife in this new light—screaming and getting mustard on her jeans will cause you to love her deeper.
  4. You can let yourself go and scream, eat all of the hotdogs you want and drink more than one beer.
  5. Your wife will be more fun to be with than your buddies who only like you for your beer money and free ride.
  6. Women have tempers, my friend. If she sees a fast woman coming onto you, look out!
  7. Your kids will have more respect for you if you take their mom to the game.
  8. The women at your workplace will think you are so hot for taking your wife to a baseball game.
  9. Your wife will look so cute in a baseball cap.
  10. Your wife’s good looks might get you a discount on something that is sold at the ballpark.
  11. You two will something new to talk about.
  12. Your wife’s girlfriends will be jealous of you taking her to a ballgame and then they will demand that their husbands do the same next October.
  13. Women are more agile than me. This is a fact. She might catch a homerun ball. Think about it. wea
  14. Hadn’t you rather hold her wearing that great-smelling perfume than be near your buddies who smell like sweat and beer?
  15. You can kiss your wife on the lips at the game, but not any of your buddies.
  16. Even if your wife is a girly girl and turns your invite down to go to the game with you, she will love you for asking.
  17. If she hates beer, she can be your designated driver.

Way to go, Cardinals! (and if the Cardinals do win it all, you read it here first).


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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, sheilamyers,

      Thank you kindly for your kind remarks. I do not think the professional baseball players would play as hard if they were not paid to do it. Theirs is a fame all to themselves since they all cannot star in films and concerts.

      Little League is pure baseball. Nothing corrupt at all.

      You reminded me of THE thing I was thinking about when this hub was written: The rules.

      One time my publisher in the newspaper businesss, showed me a thick book of rules, over 3500 in all, about baseball.

      Doubleday, I am guessing, did not intend for this many rules to be implenmented.

      Instead of the Civil War being longer, the actual game of baseball which was in the beginning, shorter, is now longer and one reason why I am not a fan.

      Thank you for reminding me to be more mindful of what I need to put into my work.

      Peace and happiness to you, DEAR friend.

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      sheilamyers 3 years ago

      Kenneth: You hit on exactly why I love Little League baseball. The kids play as hard as they can every minute they're in the game for no other reason than they love to play to the game. They do take it seriously, but only during the actual games. I wonder how many professionals would be playing if they weren't getting paid to do it.

      When I scrolled down through the page to read your comments, I had a thought pop into my head about Abner Doubleday. Do you think the Civil War would've been shorter if he would've stuck to doing his military tasks instead of taking the time to create the rules for baseball?

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, favored,

      I am NOT boosting your ego, but you ARE a social genius. Your reason was perfect, a gift for his wife. Why didn't I think of this? Loved it.

      And you are right. Talk about a "Get Out of Doghouse Free Card." You have discovered a new idea for husbands everywhere, except me. I cannot afford the tickets to see my nearest MLB team, The Braves and I am disabled and my physical condition prevents me from travelling great distances.

      But do keep in touch with me. Okay. "Play ball!"

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Ann Hinds,

      Sorry about the Dodgers. Me? I am for the Cardinals untl the Cubs make a miraculous run in (some) future time.

      Tell your son that "I" am proud of him and congratulate him for winning.

      Who do you think will make it to the Series?

      And thanks for the sweet comment.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Rhonda,

      To an Astros game? You are serious? I do not know what to say for this is NOT where a new groom takes his new bride, but all grooms are not cut from the same fabric.

      I like the conclusion of him catching the fly ball headed for your face.

      I admire him for that.

      Thank you for your wonderful comment.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear sheilamyers,

      I was blessed with some rather interesting comments from you and the others seen here.

      Little League is pure, innocent and not corrupted. Would you agree? And to these little guys, it is not about "just" huge monetary contracts.

      I am not "putting a feather in my hat," but I will sincerely pray that your future husband WILL be into NASCAR . . .just as a favor to YOU, my dear, talented friend.


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      sheilamyers 3 years ago

      I guess it all depends on the woman. If I were married and my husband told me he was taking me to the playoff games or the World Series, I'd be disappointed if it was the professional one because I'd rather see the Little Leaguers play (the 11-13 year old kids). I know baseball is considered the national past time, but I hope my future husband (if he ever comes along) is more into NASCAR.

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      This was funny! I can see where it's a great idea for women liking sports, however, some of us don't. My dear hubby took me to an Astros game on our honeymoon. Mind you, he didn't tell me that's where we were going first. It didn't go over well with me. That being said, he did look the hero when he caught a ball headed right for my face! :)

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      Ann Hinds 3 years ago from So Cal

      Bah humbug...the Dodgers lost. However, my kid pitched last night and they won.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      Maybe another reason would be that she likes it more than her husband so it would make a nice gift for her. That should get him out of the dog house a few times I'd think.