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My love for MLB Baseball

Updated on October 28, 2014
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Major League Baseball is my favorite sport and America's pastime. Bond with your family and friends at a ballgame and root for your favorite baseball team.

There is one sport that rises a little over all others. That is baseball. I grew up a huge Detroit Tiger's fan and am still one to this day. Many others are fans of other teams but we all have one thing in common over our rivalries, a great love for baseball. Baseball has been a big part of my life starting in childhood and an activity that helps my bond with my children. The legacy is passed on from one generation to another.

We all have our favorite baseball moments and childhood heroes that stood larger than life. Mine was Sweet Lou Whitaker and my favorite memory was when the Tiger's won the 1984 World Series. I used to collect baseball cards and would spend hours looking at them. How many of us would play and pretend the bases are loaded in the World Series with 2 outs, 3 runs down and the game depends on you hitting the grand slam? There is something magical about going to a baseball game when you are a child with your father or grandfather and whether your team won or lost you were content. Many of us do the same thing with our children and grandchildren. You can just imagine that they must feel how you did so many years ago. Though the concession stand prices have risen, at some parks the tickets are expensive, yet we somehow manage to go to a couple of games a year though for others they may be able to afford season tickets. What I do is try to go to a few games a year at Comerica Park and then attend several Minor League games affiliated with my team, the Detroit Tigers because you can always find a good seat at a fraction of the cost. You can also see players before they are potentially the stars of the future or can catch a major league player who is rehabbing or has been sent down to improve on an aspect of their game. I've rambled long enough but just wanted to express how much baseball means to me and my family.

My photo from ballpark taken July 10, 2013.

Me, my daughter and mom at Tiger's game.
Me, my daughter and mom at Tiger's game.

Since the Detroit Tigers are my favorite team, I'll predict their season

Feel free to predict your team's record in the guestbook

3-30-2011 Opening day is tomorrow and I'm real excited. The Tigers start their season with the New York Yankees. I predict the Detroit Tigers will win 93 games and the AL Central. Of course, I'm a fan and can throw out high expectations for my team though. Good luck with whatever team you root for and wish you a great season of baseball with many fond memories. Let's go Tigers.

3-18-2012 I'm pretty excited about the Tigers this year. Last year they won the AL Central but fell short in the playoffs. I was devasted when Victor Martinez when down for the 2012 season with leg injuries requiring surgery. But because of that they went out and signed Prince Fielder. With Prince and Miguel Cabrera in the lineup I feel there will be a lot more balls hit out of Comerica Park. Looking forward to opening day and hopefully Miggy can hold down 3rd and Verlander and the other pitchers have a great year. I am predicting a 100-62 season for 2012.

5-01-2013 Been an exciting year so far. The Tiger's pitching staff is on pace to break strikeout record. The year is still early and I forgot to make a prediction before the season started. I see a solid 93-69 record with Detroit winning the AL Central.

10-6-2013 Excited Tigers won division 3 years in a row and correctly predicted a 93-69 record. We are tied up with Oakland right now but hopefully we can take the series and advance to and win the WS. Our pitching staff has been awesome this year. Between Verlander who had a down year, Scherzer with 21 wins and dominating, Sanchez with the Best ERA and also dominating, I feel we have the best starting pitching staff in MLB.

7-2014 Been a crazy year so far and still reeling from the WS loss. Fielder, Austin Jackson and Fister are no longer on the team but picked up Ian Kinsler and David Price. Still hoping for another 93-69 season.

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Howie and I at a Tiger's game
Howie and I at a Tiger's game

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Major League Baseball Helmet Standings Board Clear
Major League Baseball Helmet Standings Board Clear

I think this looks cool and one of the many things I would like to get that are baseball related.

 

Baseball related stuff on Amazon

MLB 2K13 - Xbox 360
MLB 2K13 - Xbox 360

If I have the extra money I will purchase. I like the MLB the show games a little more.

 
MLB 13 The Show - Playstation 3
MLB 13 The Show - Playstation 3

I don't own currently but want to purchase. I have the 2012 game.

 

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      thementalathlete 3 years ago

      Mets all day people. If anyone here can provide insight on the mental side of baseball please come visit my lens of baseball psychology. I am trying to provide a day by day journey to overcome the mental obstacle during baseball.

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      QuizSquid 3 years ago

      Nice lens. Spring training is right around the corner. Time to gear up!

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      BrendanRichardson 3 years ago

      It may be America's past-time, but baseball is still going strong today. My home team Washington Nationals have such a great upside in 2014!

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      aesjersey1980 3 years ago

      I love baseball!

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      JoeNathan20 3 years ago

      I like the Astros... *cries*

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      PatrickHayes76 4 years ago

      Great lens about an awesome sport!

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      ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

      Thursday day games are the best in Comerica!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Go Royals!

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      VelocityBaseballPitcher 4 years ago

      Braves fan here! Nice lens.

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      nyclittleitaly 5 years ago

      Great lens. Even though I am a NY Yankee fan.

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      johnathan-thompson-902 5 years ago

      great lens

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Great lens for the best sport.

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      elibenporat 5 years ago

      Baseball is my favourite sport - the thinking man's game.

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      EDawg408 LM 5 years ago

      Good, fun lens....just made me think of how much I enjoy watching my team play. Even though it is still just spring season, I am always trying to watch a good game!

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      hossbyh 5 years ago

      I love baseball, this last World Series was amazing especially game 6, I will never forget that game. Great lens!

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      mattj13 5 years ago

      So ture, I have been pkaying baseball all my life and I don't plan to stop now. It is the greatest game ever. I will be putting up a lense sooner or later about how to improve your game if anyone wants to check it out.

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      Deutschbutcher 5 years ago

      Nothings better than playing catch with your friends on a Sunday Afternoon! Check out my baseball-related lens here: How to field a ground ball

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      tssfacts 5 years ago

      Nothing like a good baseball game to bring back childhood memories.

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      NickyT LM 5 years ago

      Really great lens here, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Hope your Tigers make it this year :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Baseball is one of the best games ever! Whole America loves it!!!

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      bamajaw 5 years ago

      Hello

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      cheech1981 5 years ago

      see your tigers in the series! go phils! ;)

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      ScareYouDiva 6 years ago

      My favourite team was the Expos - RIP.

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      barrelroll 6 years ago

      Baseball is awesome

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      Gerald McConway 6 years ago

      I sit on my deck every night and listen the game on the radio, nothing like it! Nice lens.

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      8Dima9 6 years ago

      No better way to spend a summer night than sitting on the deck listening to the local game. Thanks for the lens, enjoyed it!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I remember the 1984 world series. Padres won 3 straight from the cubs to play the Tigers only to lose. While you may remember sweet Low whitaker, I remember a up coming star of the Padres in second baseman Alan Wiggins. Its to bad drugs got the better of him.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      To consider just how long Baseball has been a part of the national consciousness. Consider the fact that uniforms were first worn in baseball in 1849. The baseball team to first wear them was called the Knickerbockers, and it consisted of trousers that were blue, straw hat and a white shirt (just perfect for sliding for home!)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Enjoyed reading about your love for MLB Baseball. I just published a lens about the Baseball Card Adventure Series and will be back to lensroll this when it goes live. Thanks for sharing your love for MLB Baseball.

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Congratulations to Justin Verlander and your Detroit Tigers! Great accomplishment with yesterday's 'No-Hitter'. He came SO CLOSE to that Perfect Game!

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      Jhangora LM 6 years ago

      I have seen Baseball few times and find it interesting as it shares many similarities with Cricket.

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      garyrh1 6 years ago

      I love baseball as well. Royals all the way.

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      Howard 6 years ago from Michigan

      @Wednesday-Elf: I respect the Cards. Detroit and the Cards have some history against eachother. Second that on opening day. Doesn't the 4 months seem to drag on forever. Thank you and liked your baseball lenses as well. Good luck with the Cards this year.

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      PS: Lensrolled to my 'Crazy about Baseball' lens :) I feel the way you do about MLB Baseball.

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I LOVE Baseball... major league, minor league.... it doesn't matter. I have several favorite teams -- Cardinals, Cubs, Yankees -- with the St. Louis Cardinals topping the list. The 2011 Baseball Season is upon us with the beginning of Spring Training games this week and Opening Day less than a month away! Baseball is Back -- Life is Good!

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      SnowSocks 6 years ago

      Hello from a Giants fan! Nice lens. Baseball is the best of sports, and always, always about family and history :).

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      momscorner 6 years ago

      I've always loved baseball.

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      admitoneboston 6 years ago

      Waiving HI from Admit One Boston to Red Sox Nation :)