As a baseball fanatic, I know that for the next six months or so, my passion for my team (Yankees) and the game itself will approach fanatical levels. I also know that while many do not share the intensity of this passion, for those who do, a list of latest in baseball-related gift ideas is as welcomed a sight as peanuts and Crackerjacks.
So for the moment, Iâ€™ll trade my ball cap in for my gifting hat and step up to the plate with some great gift ideas for the baseball lover.
1. 2012 Topps Baseball Cards- I loved collecting baseball cards as a kid. I still always get the urge to buy a pack when I see them. Also, this is a fun and unique gift for the new born boy. A full set of cards from his birth year is a great time capsule gift.
3. Yu Darvish has myth-like status. Big league ace? Big league bust? Who knows, probably somewhere in between.Â But I canâ€™t wait to watch him pitch. Behold the Yu Darvish tee.
4. With Bill James there would be no Brad Pitt(?) Bill James is
a the baseball statistics pioneer ultimately setting the stage for Moneyball the book and Oscar-nominated film.Â Baseball fans get to really geek out with the Bill James Handbook 2012.
5. Donâ€™t forget the kids. Nicktoons 3D Baseball for the 3DS is a wild and fun new game that combines a little guyâ€™s favorite things: baseball & Nicktoons charactersâ€¦.in 3D!
8. The Rawlings Official Major League Baseball is the ball the same ball they use in big league games. A great gift for just throwing around but also works as room dĂ©cor for a big-time fan.
9. As a fan I love seeing all the new looks teams sport for the new season. One bright example from this yearâ€™s crop of new gear is the Miami Marlins road cap. Bright idea or major league fashion strikeout?Â I kinda like it!
Nine gifts, like nine innings sometimes still doesnâ€™t complete the game. If you need to go extra innings, check out the rest of our great baseball gifts ideas.