How to Be a Baseball Fan : How to Watch Baseball on TV


And you know what, you have two hands for
a reason. One’s for the remote and one’s for the beer. You can bring baseball home to you
and you don’t have to pay a dime. You know, if you don’t want to go out to the game because
you’re being lazy or you know, you got a huge zit in the middle of your forehead, you know,
I suggest picking up the remote, turning on the game. You know, baseball, I’ve heard is,
is boring to some. But you know I’m, I’m going to have to disagree with that. Baseball can
be very exciting as long as you get into it, you’ve got to understand the intricacy of
the game. That’s what TV can do for you. You can stop it, you can look at it, you can rewind
it, that’s what’s great about DVR’s now or TiVo, or whatever it is, you can look at it
and watch it over and over and over and really understand exactly what’s happening in front
of you. You can’t do that live. Now live of course there’s a little bit of that, you know,
you’re around 60,000 other fans and it’s really exciting. But in the comfort of your own home
you can be wearing your underwear. Again, your wife may not like it, but the fact is
you can sit there with the remote, the beer and in your underwear and that’s pretty fun.
And that’s what baseball’s all about, is really enjoying it the way you want to enjoy it.
And, and I know there’s probably sixteen, seventeen baseball games going on, and so
I can, where do I find that? How do I get there? And, you know, your, your hometown
team is most likely always going to be on, on cable. You’re going to find it on that,
that FOX station or NBC station But there’s also something called MLB extra innings and
it’s important to remember that you can get your teams games from wherever you are in
the country. And you know, I’ll be kicking back and just I, I, I swear to god, I watched
81, 81 games last year. And you know, my wife hated me for it, but I watched a ton of games
and that’s what a DVR is for too. So it’s very important that you can follow your team
wherever you are because that’s what TV was made for, you know, to bring it to you. And
I also suggest, you know the fact is, you can bring the ballpark home. You know, tip
back a Coke, tip back a beer, make a hot dog, you know cook up something you know and just
really get into that moment because you know, baseball can be a slow game for those that
don’t understand it, but once you start understanding the intricacies of the game, you know that
three hours you kind of just disappear. You know, you are able to just concentrate on
something that’s not in many ways, not real life. It’s not reality, it’s something that
you can escape into, and really get into. You can be a fan, you can just get up, you
can do the wave in your living room if you want to. And I suggest it, actually it’s a
lot of fun, you may look silly but it’s a lot of fun. Yell at the screen, you know,
yell at your favorite pitcher for giving up a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Do whatever you got to do, but you know, it’s bring the, bring the game home, and TV allows
you to do that. If you can’t stand the announcer, I suggest turn on the radio, listen to the
guy on the radio because normally they’re probably a little bit better. And turn down
the volume on the TV and just watch it.

3 thoughts on “How to Be a Baseball Fan : How to Watch Baseball on TV

  1. Athletics rock! 4 championships including 3 in a row and may I add one kicking the giants in the rump!

  2. Sorry, but that didn't help me at all. This isn't so much "how to like baseball" as much as it is "I like baseball." If I can teach guys how to like jazz, I know someone out there can teach me how to like this game.

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