Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

Well hello there!

This is Marea, formerly of Babes Love Baseball and a lifelong baseball fan.  You may be curious as to why I felt the need to start a new baseball-obsessed site after a 6-ish year hiatus from baseball writing.  The short answer: the 2019 baseball season is basically begging me to do so. 

Back in the days of Babes Love Baseball at a Twins Charity Event. L-R: Me, My Old Partner in Baseball Loving Crime Suzy, and the Fabulous Marney Gellner of Fox Sports North

The long answer: It’s no secret that MY team is the Minnesota Twins, and I’m a complete and unapologetic homer.  That being said, on top of my team finally being good – like really good – the entirety of Major League Baseball in 2019 is making my baseball writer’s brain overflow.  My twitter feed is bursting with bite sized snippets of all the thoughts.  So, like many a narcissistic Xennial, I feel the need to unleash these thoughts upon the internet, for the rest of the baseball-obsessed minds to take in and digest.  Also, I really miss doing interviews and going to events with players like Ken Griffey Sr., Michael Cuddyer with HOFer Harmon Killebrew, and (fight me, I dare you) future HOFer Joe Mauer. 

Joe Mauer and a VERY pregnant me post-interview in 2011.

The 2019 season has been full of so many stories – from the death of Tyler Skaggs to the emergence of baby Vlad, to Verlander complaining that the ball is juiced (ps. not all pitchers are giving up bombs like he has, sooooo take what you will from his opinion..).  The catalyst for the writing resurgence, however, has been this series between the Yankees and the Twins.  Starting with the triple play on Monday night, and continuing to the 5-hour/26-run marathon/preview of the postseason of last night, my little baseball loving heart is bursting out into the interwebs.  I can’t help it.  There were home runs, blown strike calls, bull pens that were straight-up dumpster fires (not just the Twins, either – Aroldis Chapman completely fell apart last night ), and that ridiculous catch by Aaron Hicks to end it. Tonight is going to be interesting to say the least and I. Am. Here. For. It.

The crazy thing is that besides what many are calling the game of the year, other newsworthy baseball happened last night too.  The Nationals’ Trea Turner hit for the cycle, Mike Trout had himself a game, Robinson Cano hit 3 homers, Panda hit a walkoff homer by inches in the 13th inning,  and the Phillies/Tigers game lasted 15 innings.  It is a glorious time to be a baseball fan. (Unless you’re a fan of the Orioles, Marlins, or Tigers, in which case, there’s always next year.)

So with all of these baseball stories just begging to be told, I’ve decided it’s time to get back into the (writing) game.  I’m not one to just recycle stats and box scores. My writing has always been about the players, the humorous, the ridiculous, and the awesome of this game. 

So there you have it, friends.  Now you know why I am starting this site.  Before you go on with your day, enjoy this clip of Dallas Keuchel tripping over his own shoelaces from the world of ridiculous baseball news.

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