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my favorite time of the year

Despite the absurd amount of rain this weekend, I still love this time of the year. Baseball is now officially in full swing. I have something to look forward to every day – even if it’s my lame-o Mets, shockingly winners of 3 in a row and now back to .500. MLBTV is one of the best gifts or investments you can make or give if you’re a big baseball fan because it provides almost unlimited hours of entertainment on days with a full slate of games. I’m also really happy I asked for Sirius/XM radio for my car for Christmas this past year, because road trips and drives around town become WAY more tolerable with baseball going on. I’ve really enjoyed hearing some of the crews from teams I haven’t listened to before – in particular, Seattle’s Dave Niehaus and Rick Rizzs, and Milwaukee’s Bob Uecker. I’ve also enjoyed being able to finally pick up a strong signal for the Royals’ Denny Matthews and Bob Davis, because Columbia seems to be well outside the range of the largest MLB radio network for some reason. Meanwhile there are about 3 stations in the area with the Cardinals’ broadcast…go figure.

Plus, this is the time of year with fantasy baseball at full swing. One of the leagues I’m in with guys from high school is VERY competitive, fun, and entertaining. I spend tons of time discussing matchups, stats, and funny events online with guys in the league. We only pay $20 per person to the league to pay for a trophy and provide a small prize for the eventual champion. Charting guys on our teams becomes a daily activity and helps make potentially mundane games more interesting.

If the Mets stay in contention, this will be even more fun in the fall, when college football gets started too.

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  1. Latest blog posts | Brian Mortensen on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    […] my favorite time of the year Despite the absurd amount of rain this weekend, I still love this time of the year. Baseball is now officially in full swing. I have something to look forward to every day – even if it’s my lame-o Mets, shockingly winners of 3 in a row and now back to .500. MLBTV is one of […] […]

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