I asked the universal mind this question and it directed me to Yahoo Answers.
“Because it’s entertaining and the greatest sport in the world. By the way, I’m incredibly offended by this question. How can you even ask it? I don’t know why I’m even answering it.”
“Baseball is just as exciting as putting on a pair of dirty socks”
However, this answer was offered by “packerbackerrob” so the cheese mold it derives from asserts the opposite.
We do have to admit that there is probably some truth to this one:
“same reason why people watch nascar racing..who the phuck knows”
I Can Tell What’s Happening On My Cheap Ass Big Ass TV
If you watch football on TV you see quarterback get ball, quarterback throw ball, reicever catch not catch ball, quarterback get ball, quarterback give ball to running back, running back run, running back smashed to ground. It gets the testosterone going but not much else. You don’t see the receiver that was open whom the quarterback didn’t notice, or the tight end who missed or made a blocking assignment, you don’t know that the safety was supposed to come up and help the cornerback but was paralyzed by a brain fart.
With Baseball, until the ball is put in play everything is between the pitcher and hitter. You see every pitch. You know the count. You know if runners are on and the game situation. You are able to think about these things between every pitch. It is a one on one battle that you see every second of.
When the ball is put in play you see the breath taking play by the shortstop and don’t need to wonder if something the center fielder did or didn’t do affected the outcome. There’s no crying in baseball and there’s no hiding.
But There Is Crying In Baseball
You can still watch a baseball game when after a couple of hours of talking to loved ones, crisis units and police departments, you’re already crying in the third inning. You don’t have to follow the game closely, there’s 162 games and the world won’t end or begin if your team losses or wins this one game.
You can mute the TV and listen to this
To my grandson Mason
God Damn It I’m crying right now and I don’t have a baseball game to watch! See!
A Kaleidoscope of Memories
The best answer at Yahoo was it ‘reminded him of his family’. You don’t have to think about baseball in between pitches. You can visualize the moments and places that redeem the pain
My son and daughter hitting stones with sticks into Lake Superior
The last inning rally at my daughters softball game. You know Tanya, your coach shouldn’t have been trying to get you guys to steal bases when you were down about 8 runs in the last inning. It’s all about not giving up outs.
The time I was pitching to my son, my dad was there watching. I deliberately pitched the ball (a tennis ball) so that it bounced off the top of his head. He started crying but when he saw his dad and grandpa laughing hysterically he stopped crying and started laughing with us.
Digital Fam, you know about my son’s mental illness and how hard things are right now for my flesh and blood Fam, so if I can I’d like to take a moment to talk to them.
Tony, I know you have a laptop and internet access. I hope that you remember that I told you about this website a little while before you stopped talking to me. If God brings you here know that I love you.
Tanya this song is from a movie – How The West Was Won – that I remember seeing when I was about six years old. I hummed it to Raphie in the fall of 2015 when he held me and pulled me through. I don’t hum it to him anymore but he still holds me.
To my family
Okay Digital Fam, aside from your masochistic tendencies, why do you watch baseball?