14 Things Every Baseball Fan Must See Before They Die

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1. A Home Run
2. A Stolen Base
3. An Umpire
4. A Good Catch
5. A Team Lose
6. A Bunt
7. A Manager Get Ejected
8. An Infield
9. A Team Win
10. A Pitcher
11. A Double Play
12. A Baseball
13. A Baseball Bat
14. A Batter



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filihok
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::dies::

Dan Rozenson
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Dan Rozenson

I can say I have lived a full life.

Kiss my grits
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Kiss my grits

Well I’s seen ’em all sir.

Adam
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Adam

13/14

Pinstripe Wizard
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Member

Depends on what you mean by “good” catch.

Luis Matos
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Luis Matos

i’ve seen all but 12

Joseph
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Joseph

In place of 7, may I substitute “Ichiro get ejected, for the first time ever”?

John
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John

Do you get paid to write this? Or is this a hobby?

The Return of Rambo Diaz
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The Return of Rambo Diaz

Searching desperately for numbers 5 and 12, but otherwise, feeling quite solid.

Kunsito
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Kunsito

I live in Spain. I’ve never been to a baseball game. I’m gonna cry.

Thufir
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Thufir

Mike Trout

Cidron
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Cidron

as a footnote, none of these have to be at the professional level.. Little league in some ways is a better fan experience.. More pure emotion, more enthusiasm, and in some ways more fun.

Resolution
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Resolution

I have seen exactly 3 of these, both only in a movie.

Maxamuz
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Maxamuz

15. Benches Clearing Brawl

tjb
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tjb

go to one game and you get most of these checked off the list.

GuyWhoGoesToBaseballGamesWithHisIPad
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GuyWhoGoesToBaseballGamesWithHisIPad

Huh, what?

Dave Cornutt
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Dave Cornutt

Seen all of those, in person. A few other things I’ve seen:

1. The old Yankee Stadium
2. Willie Randolph, at bat, running full tilt after a ball-four wild pitch and reaching second base.
3. A pitcher (John Smoltz) hit a home run
4. A division-clinching game
5. A game in the Astrodome
6. A minor league game
7. Two knuckleballers (Phil Niekro and Tim Wakefield)
8. A fan get ejected for interfering with a ball in play
9. Randy Johnson
10. Jamie Moyer

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