From the Desk of the Fanatic’s Wife – Entry #1
My name is Sarah…and my husband Doug is a baseball addict. I was invited to provide female insight on his obsession. I am sure there are many other women out there who are in a similar situation…I am here to commiserate and hopefully to provide some laughs. Let me start by saying this: I like baseball. I like that Doug likes it. But when you cannot plan your wedding for the last weekend in October because “it could be game 6!”…well, that is a little crazy (we were married the first weekend in November, by the way…and there was no game 6).
The first season I dated Doug I almost ended it because I thought he was ignoring me…I had to delve deep into the mind of a true baseball addict to understand. I figured if I couldn’t beat him, I would join his game. The next season (2004) was great because my team ENDED THE CURSE and I watched my ex-boyfriend, Johnny Damon (more on that breakup in the future…traitor!) win the World Series. Baseball is something that Doug and I can enjoy together…but when he gets in “the zone” especially “the fantasy zone”…well let’s just say that there is pretty much nothing I can do to get his attention (that includes nudity, people!!). My husband is a baseball addict, an obsessed crazed fan, and the Commissioner of his Fantasy Baseball league…what’s not to love about that?
I am here for you girls. Remember…if you can’t beat him, join him. Or stand in front of the T.V. and do a naked dance.