On Monday 4/3 the baseball season starts for me when my Diamondbacks host the Rockies. On Thursday the Masters Tournament begins at Augusta National Golf Club.
I grew up as a Yankee fan with my dad, Mickey and Yogi.
Later in life I became a bigger fan of the National League whose teams I had hated (baseball term) when they met my Yanks in the World Series.
The National League was formed in 1876 with 8 teams, 4 called 'Stockings'
- Boston and Cincinnati (both Red), Chicago (White), and St Louis (Brown).
The other teams were
-Hartford Dark Blues, Louisville Grays, NY Mutuals, Philadelphia Athletics.
The 1st game played was on 4/22/1876 in Philadelphia. Boston beat Philly 6-5.
The American League was formed in 1901 and promoted their silly (Americans-want-more-offense) idea with the DH rule in 1973.
Designated Hitter: my reason to switch to the NL.
Not a fan of inter-league play either.
Nothing better than being at a live baseball game, as long as it is a Little League, high school, college, or sandlot game. I can't take the Major League circus ball parks anymore. Distractions.
Too many people who are not there to watch the game and activities that have nothing to do with a baseball game. Distractions.
Food, souvenirs, yelling at the ump or players and coaches, are all okay.
Loud music, flashing lights, bringing your dog, Star Wars Day, $150+ tickets, $6 Cokes, etc.? Not okay.
I'll watch my MLB on TV with great camera work and slo-mo replays, without so-called fans walking in front of me every few seconds.
I can mute the commercials or pause the game if my dog needs to go out.
See you in the World Series, AL.