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Golf or Baseball


Foothills Golf Course Sunset by neepster, on Flickr

To the few people I’ve talked to there is no golf and baseball.  You like one or the other and that’s it!  I fall into the camp of golf and my wife falls into the camp of baseball.  And as near as I can determine, it has to do with how you grew up.  She grew up watching her brother play baseball and I did a lot of my growing up on the golf course.

Spring, for me, starts when the Masters happen.  I try and watch as much of the tournament as possible. For those in the baseball field, I’m sure spring starts for them when spring training starts or the season starts.  I’m not really sure.

While I’ve been to one professional golf tournament, The John Deere Classic, and found it rather boring at the time I’m sure I enjoyed it a bit more than the couple of baseball games I’ve been to.  I do enjoy baseball games for watching people, but the game baffles me.  Sure I know what a strike out is and a home run, but beyond that I’m quite lost.  Give me a birdie or a bogey or maybe a hole in one.

Since we seem to cover both sides of the spectrum here, I’m very curious to see what our little boy ends up liking.  He’s got quite an arm already, I think, so maybe baseball is in his future. And the golf club set I got him for his birthday, he hardly paid attention to, other than the hit the ground and sometimes try to hit the dog.  I don’t know where he’ll end up at, but whatever it is, I’ll support him.  And if it’s baseball I guess I’ll have to go about figuring out why someone can foul 6 balls in a row into the grand stand and still get to hit (I don’t know if this is really the case but it seems like it!).