November 15, 2009

Sunday Question: What do you do in the offseason?

There are plenty of you who love football, so the baseball offseason is taken over by another sport.

But what about us who love baseball? What do we do for the next 20 weeks?

Sooz: I work and catch up on everything that I didn't do during the season. My spring cleaning is more like winter cleaning.

I hate the cold weather and leaving the house, so it works out well for me.

I like football, but not to the extent that I love baseball.


  1. I'm not watching football right now. I just can't get into it.

    The baseball offseason is the busy part of life for me. Work gets more intense. The weather gets more intense. Everything gets more intense. So, I don't have a lot of time to sit and watch sports.

    That's why I like the summer and baseball. I have time to do what I want. And that's watch baseball.

  2. I find myself trying to catch up with things I was too busy to do while running around to different baseball games during the season.

    Right now, entertainment is being provided by Battlestar Galactica DVD box sets borrowed from the library. :)

  3. I don't really turn my tv on during the winter other than to watch the few shows I like. I usually will watch movies I didn't get a chance to see, and now being in school I have more time to study and become nerdier.

  4. Well, football's fine, but it's nothing compared to baseball & it's only on Sunday & Monday. So during the week basketball takes my attention more than any other sport. Hockey's ok but I haven't been into it quite as much as before the NHL season-long strike. I love the hockey playoffs and check the standings regularly during the season tho

  5. well...last night my girlfriend beat me at scrabble - I am pouting about it all day today.

    There is MLB TV. Big Strikeout Games Marathon again this wkend.

    are these the only games that they have in their archive.

    And There is the getting reacquainted with how bad TV is. egads.

    there is always the organizing of the cards - and hot stove league!

  6. MLB TV is making it easier with the rebroadcasts of the old games. I try to hang in there until pitchers and catchers report in mid-February. I'm a big Phoenix Suns fan so it's easier to bear when they're doing well. I get more reading done during this time of year.

  7. Offseason? It goes from awards season, to hot stove season, to spring training, to regular season.

    In the lulls, I have my Red Sox DVDs to keep me company.

  8. watch NFL through the super bowl/pro bowl, I watch cricket when I can find it because the baseball offseason seems to be cricket's prime season, and the last few days I've discovered satellite feeds and have been watching Mexican winter baseball. Looking at the rosters, they don't appear to allow too many MLB notables, but there are some. The other night, I saw Esteban Loaiza start for Mazatlan, and a few days before that, I saw a game that had Reid Brignac, Scott Van Slyke and John Mayberry Jr. in it.

  9. I stay obsessed with baseball: books, sims, cards, websites, blogs. But by early January I end up feeling like baseball has been gone forever. Then I whine until opening day.

    I always loved Rogers Hornsby's quote:

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."

  10. I usually go from Mets/Blue Jays baseball to NY GIANTS football to NY RANGERS hockey and by then it's usually baseball season again.

  11. I am a huge Giants fan so I love the football season but that is only one day per week. I'll watch some college if I am enjoying a lazy Saturday but that is rare. I will watch other sports but baseball is where its at for me. I love the Yankees which keeps my baseball offseasons just as busy as the regular season with hot stove stuff. I love getting into the intricacies of building a team. Rule 5, free agency, trades, and all the good stuff. Baseball, especially now with MLB TV is an all year sport nowadays.

  12. I like football so there is that. I'm not into basketball at all, although I'll watch the playoffs. I'm trying to organize cards and get some wantlists developed.

  13. I try to fill the holes in my collection before the next wave hits.