Since the second the Worlds Series ended, Iâ€™ve been (not so) patiently wait for this day.
Baseballâ€™s Opening Day means about seven months of watching my favorite sport each and every day, but just as importantly, Opening Day means that warm weather is just around the corner.
Trading out my ball cap for my Gift Guru cap, each spring I find a few baseball gifts that further fuel my excitement for the old ball game. Gifts any baseball fan would love to get. So without wasting any more pitches, here are three must haves for MLB diehards.
The MLB team logo lawn stencil is a Ruthian display on fan loyalty. Each stencil allows for a 52â€ť team logo to be painted on a fanâ€™s lawn. The kit comes with the stencil and enough lawn-friendly Turf Paint for a handful of applications. The stencil basically will grow out and disappear when the grass in next mowed. Hereâ€™s a great move I might just try. Iâ€™ll buy the Yankees stencil and go on a Special Ops mission to stencil it on my friendâ€™s (and Sox fan) lawn!
Another gem I found is the â€śCooperstown Hair-Itageâ€ť tee from Nike. These retro-feel tees pay homage to our favorite bearded and mustachioed stars of the past. With merely a team cap and their trademark facial hair, these players are instantly recognizable to the most die-hard of baseball fans. Iâ€™m loving the â€śPopsâ€ť (Will Stargell) throwback look on the black and gold tee. Classic.
Lastly, for years each March, Iâ€™ve picked up the annual installment of Baseball Prospectus. Itâ€™s a baseball stats loverâ€™s dream as the phonebook (do they still make those?) sized tome offers â€śdeadly accurateâ€ť forecasts for every major league player and scores of minor leaguers as well. The insights of Baseball Prospectus are well worth the read. A must-have for big fans.
Here are some more MLB gift ideas.