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Love The Game, Love The Man

Why Men Are Like Baseball

This is one of my favorite times of year…. Spring Training for Major League Baseball. In a few short weeks I will be able to go down the street to the Oakland Coliseum to watch my beloved A’s. I also enjoy the fact that although my wife is not big on sports, she enjoys going to games. There’s something about going to the ballpark that we both enjoy. I think it’s the pace of the game, the fact we are outdoors, and probably the beer.  When thinking about baseball, I realized that men are a lot like the game. Let me elaborate…..

 

Baseball Is Simple

There are very few sports as simple as baseball. Some guys take the field, while a batter tries to hit a ball and go home. Men are very simple as well. Our needs are not that complex in comparison to women. We need food, some recreational activities, and of course sex.  We don’t over-analyze things, we prefer peace to fights, and in general are happy when our women are happy. Simple as a sunny day at a ballpark.

Baseball Asks Little From Its Fans

For most part, as a baseball fan, I am expected to sit, drink my beer and eat my hotdog… and cheer at the occasional hit or great play.  Men are the same way, we really don’t ask a lot from our ladies.  We don’t want to have to deal with a lot of drama, we are happy to just hang out, and we like the occasional compliment. But we don’t expect it.  The less that is asked of us, the better.

Baseball Has No Designated Ending Time

There is something special about a sport that ends when it ends.  Having the extra time if needed to finish or if it’s a fast game, getting done early. I know in my life, I love to not have to worry about time constraints. I’m not sure if it’s true of all men, but there is something great about being able to take your time with whatever you are doing. Agendas are made to be amended and I think most men would agree that a life with fewer agendas is a happier life.

Baseball Fans Have Faith

I am sure that this can be said about a lot of sports. But true fans of a team are hopeful every year when Spring Training starts. Even if we know our team is going to suck, we have a part of us that believes there might be that one chance that they surprise us. We have faith that our team will do the best it can. I think men have faith too. We want the best out our relationships and even when things seem to be going bad, we have faith that they can be corrected. I have more faith in my wife than in any person in the world.

So as baseball season hits, try going to a game with your guy. Remember that the game you are watching parallels him in a lot of ways.

 

 

 

 

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Matty Staudt has been in the radio industry since he was just 16 years old. In addition to Matty’s status as co-founder of StraightMaleFriend.com, Matty is a professor at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is the former Executive Producer of several popular shows in NYC, DC, and in SF on the “Sarah and No Name Morning Show”. His six – year tenure ended there, and he teamed up with one of his best friends and former co-worker Marcus Osborne to form StraightMaleFriend.com.

6 Comments to “Love The Game, Love The Man”

  1. Matty Staudt says:

    My take on what men and baseball have in common.

  2. I've always said love is very much like baseball..

  3. Baseball and men! Love it.

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