Diamond Diaries

Cardinal baseball, from the girls

The October Baseball Bubble

Baseball people just get it.  We feel the electricity.  We grasp the magnitude of every play, and we hang on every pitch. We live for October, the Fall Classic, the World Series.   In other words, we live in a big “baseball bubble” during the postseason.  Don’t mind us… we’re baseball fans.

All around us, life moves on.

Five years ago, during the postseason, I fell in love with baseball and my St. Louis Cardinals.  It was a game-changer for me, and I can’t help but wonder how many new eyes are seeing the magic of baseball this week.  I hope there are many, because this series promises to be something special.

Here we are, one game into the World Series of 2011.  The St. Louis Cardinals versus the Texas Rangers: two teams with amazing and unbelievable journeys that have brought them both to this moment in history.   If I could have hand-picked two teams to showcase baseball in October, these were the two.  The 2011 World Series is pure baseball, Midwest baseball, void of Yankees, Red Sox or Phillies.  If that means less television audience, so be it.  Two hot teams of momentum, evenly matched with brilliant management, deep benches, impressive bullpens, solid slugging lineups who play hard & yet challenge the running game and most importantly, two teams of class, teams with players you can’t help but love… THIS is a must-see Fall Classic, guaranteed to convert the non-believer.

So, think of the family, friends and colleagues around you, the ones who don’t yet breathe baseball.  Maybe all they need is a little nudge, someone to answer the questions, explain the nuances and share the inspiring back-stories of the players and the season that have brought these two ballclubs to this final stage.  Those non-baseball people? You could be their guide, their sponsor.  You could change a life.

The October Baseball Bubble is big enough for everyone.  So, let’s spread the joy.

Save someone’s life, share the postseason!

….. and Go Cardinals!  #11in11  ;)

One response to “The October Baseball Bubble

  1. diane1611 October 20, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    My 15 year old son seems to finally be getting interested in baseball. (Took him long enough! LOL!) He is asking questions as we’re watching the games. And I, of course, am answering all his questions. :)

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