7 Reasons…

Well folks, today marks the start of the last regular-season series, as the Reds prepare to take on St. Louis. I’ve heard that Dusty will be back in the dugout tonight, which is definitely a great development and I’m really looking forward to seeing Skip back in action.

Anyway, as you all very well know, sometimes I find cool stuff online about baseball and send it your way. Today’s baseball-related web find is from my new favorite time-suck (which I mean in the best way possible), Thought Catalog. This post is a pretty good reminder of all the things that make baseball great. So, here it is – the 7 Reasons Baseball is the Sport of the Underdog:

Home runs land in the cheap seats. In any kind of entertainment, like, oh, say, opera, you’re going to pay more for better seats — that’s sort of just how money works. But in baseball, being in the cheap seats means you’re in the best position for catching home run balls, the must coveted item of any sports fan, the ticket to a happy and successful life — the better the hit, the cheaper the seat it lands in. Just make sure you give the ball to the adorable little kid sitting next to you…Read More

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