Venus Trapped in Mars

28 February 2014

Fan Friday: Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Ok my friends, no more excuses for watching a baseball game and saying, "Who is playing in the super bowl today?"

Here is your first easy to remember guide for what each national championship is called for the different sports. Print these off, put it in your pocket, post on the fridge, whatever, just memorize it. Let's start with baseball since pre-season started yesterday! (heck yes!)







Even though the name implies that it is an international championship where teams from all over the world compete to play, that is incorrect. It is only the teams from Major League Baseball, or the MLB, who are eligible to play.

Two teams compete for a maximum of seven games. So if a team is awesome and they win the first four games it's all over.

But, if both teams are closely matched, it can go all seven games and whoever wins the seventh game wins the whole thing. So next time you agree to watch the world series with someone, free up about 28 hours from your schedule.


The New York Yankees have played in 40 of the 109 World Series. They have won a whopping 27 World Series championships. Can we say Monopoly?


This makes me sad but it is the Chicago Cubs. I love this team and I think there is more tradition with the Cubs than any other team in baseball. BUT unfortunately they have not won a World Series since 1908. That is 106 years ago.






OMG Sick, 14% of homes had bathtubs?! So i guess this is what everyone looked like......




Let's just say, the Chicago Cubs are struggling....








 so....




Well, thank you for asking! I love the Texas Rangers, of course! I live in Dallas if you didn't know that.... so naturally I'm root root rooting for the home team!



Opening day is scheduled for.... wait, good question...

March 22nd- Dodgers and Diamondbacks open in Australia (wtf, mate?!) 

March 30th- Dodgers and Padres play “opening night” 

March 31- deemed opening day by MLB even though it comes after several regular-season games

 April 1 - Yankees and Astros finally play their first game 



Whatever, just go get your peanuts and cracker jacks now. They'll keep fresh until your team plays their first game of the season! Yay for baseball, y'all! 

29 comments :

  1. Go Dodgers! Sadly, the Dodgers haven't won the world series in a while, but I have hope. We're also fans of Washington area sports teams, so as you can see, we're accustomed to losing. Also, I'm linking up because I'm a fan of New Orleans and we're going to Mardi Gras, which is basically a sport--you know, it's a marathon, not a sprint.

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  2. I'm really proud of myself for knowing most of this information. isnt it weird that the yankees and the rangers are my favorite teams?! so sad Jeter is retiring this year :(

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  3. Cubs fans are seriously the most loyal fans in any sport anywhere! There's always next year... :) Go Cubs GO!

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  4. Yeah yeah! Go yankees! Look for me on TV opening night, I'll be at the game! So ready for baseball to start!

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  5. Seems that long ago the Rangers won too! haha! Love my Rangers still though!

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  6. 1. MLB memes posted today about how the last time the Cubs won, the ottoman empire still existed.

    2. THERE ARE GAMES TODAY! Since the Astros game is in the evening, I am going to finish all work and errands by 6pm, turn on the radio, open a High Life, and get ready for the promise of summer!

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  7. I don't know why my cubbies won't just let a goddamn goat into the freaking stadium. Every year, someone tries to mail a dead goat head to the field. Like that'll work.

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  8. poor, poor cubbies. the bf is constantly sad during baseball season because he has been a fan since he was little.

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  9. Just a little bitter over here than in this here post about the WORLD SERIES you failed to mention who the reigning WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS ARE! #bitterpartyofoneoverhere

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  10. OMG this post gets me soooooooo excited!!! I just LOVE baseball!! I went to the Diamondbacks spring training opener on Wednesday and just as soon as I stepped foot into the park and smelled the hot dogs and the grass and the sun was shining, it's just a spectacular time to be alive during baseball season! Hahahaha ;) . Go Dbacks!

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  11. K has been trying for TWO 1/2 YEARS to get me into baseball. It's just not my thing. I prefer contact sports. However... I will be at several (hopefully) Yankees games this season. Mainly for him... and the beers for me.

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  12. For someone who grew up forced to watch soccer this is an awesome post, I promise to remember "most" of this stuff.

    Natalia

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  13. I'm so excited for baseball season!!! I even get to see the braves play a spring training game in Florida in a little over a week! Love those cute boys in tight pants :)

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  14. LOVE this post. I'm so excited for baseball season. Now that we are in the northeast, we'll be able to check a few more ballparks off our list. One month left...

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  15. I'm a HUGE baseball fan. I've always loved the Angels...and in the past 5 years I've become a big SF Giants fan...but I'm not allowed to say that out loud because I live in LA now and everyone bleeds blue. I don't feel like getting shot today, so I'm just gunna keep that little piece of information to myself. (*whispers* go giants)

    xo Denise
    lovelybohemian.blogspot.com

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  16. Hey! Don't knock my Yanks :-P

    I'm hoping to get to Chicago this summer and one of the things on top of my list is to get to a Cubs game.

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  17. You nailed this! Well written for both the sports fans and the history buffs. Impressed again by the way you go the extra 26.2 miles.

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  18. Oh the poor, poor Cubbies...and my poor, poor husband...and my poor, poor self for having a poor, poor husband who loves his poor, poor Cubbies. Debating whether to send this to him! :)
    Eva Marie Taylor

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  19. Love this! I leave for Tampa and Spring Training a week from tomorrow and I could not be more excited!!!

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  20. Cubbie fans: May the odds be ever in our favor!

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  21. I'm really thinking the Cubs HAVE to win the World Series at some point in my lifetime. And when that happens, Chicago is going to go NUTS.

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  22. I'm a huge baseball fan and I can't be more excited to see stuff start up again. My team of choice is the Milwaukee Brewers which have almost as bad of a World Series run as the Cubs...shhhhhh.

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  23. Seems you forgot to mention the Seattle mariners in the "stank" section, ha. I have a lot of love for my Seattle teams (-- that's my shameless plug in hopes the someone from the franchise sees it and drafts my brother!), but my baseball boys got some kinks to iron out.

    www.livingbarefootandcrazy.blogspot.com ♥

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  24. Great post! I love my cubs.... But it's sad but true. Maybe this year... :)

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  25. Such an awesome post! However, we love the Red Sox around here-World Series Champs.. Just sayin'.

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  26. Hahaha, This post is phenomenal! We're Baltimore Orioles fans, had season tickets in 2013 :)

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  27. I love this post!! NY Yanks are a freaking monopoly! I hope the Braves can pull off the win! I'm so ready for baseball season.

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  28. The Angels are my boys. So excited! I'm going to Spring Training this year!

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  29. Friday was my Christmas morning because my Cardinals had their first game!!!! My post tomorrow is actually dedicated to this!! Loved this post. Especially the part about the Cubs ;) Being a Cardinals fan, I clearly LOVED that part

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