Jordan Tuwiner wrote:I think it has something to do with the fact that baseball is played almost daily. And it's a much more complicated game.
Completely agree. With football the games are very intense but the reality is there are only 16 games in the regular season. No matter how emotionally attached you may get with your favorite football team it doesn't even come close to the emotional investment in a baseball team (if you're a serious fan of course) with the 162 game schedule. They're on almost every night and the vast majority of the games have moments that are just as intense as you would see in a NFL game. I also agree the complexity of baseball really gets you wrapped up in the games. It's like the more you understand the more wrapped up you get. Casual baseball fans may not understand the significance of a leadoff single in the 8th inning when your team is down a run or the frustration of a leadoff walk given up in that situation. Understanding the game makes it more exciting.
Baseball was starting to become my favorite sport to follow before
the O's amazing 2012 season (although it's not like the Redskins had given me much to follow over the past decade), but this year definitely put baseball over the top for me regardless of how the Redskins finish their season.
Thank goodness baseball has a short offseason.