Becoming a baseball fan is easier than you think with the help of these tips.
According to research, there are over 500 million baseball fans (and counting) around the world.
Baseball is especially popular in the US and Japan, which are madly in love with the sport.
It doesn’t matter where you’re from, though, as anyone can become a true baseball fan. That’s the great thing about modern-day sports: they’re incredibly accessible.
If you’re eager to enter the world of baseball and get started, then these tips are all you need.
Learn How to Place Baseball Bets
There’s a strong betting culture in baseball. This dates all the way back to the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s.
When the World Series takes place each year in October, an unbelievable number of bets get placed on which team people think is going to win. In 2022, the World Series was won by the Houston Astros.
To place baseball bets, you need to use a legal sportsbook. This is an online website where you can place bets on baseball match outcomes as well as in-game events, such as which player will get the most runs.
In order to place bets on baseball – or any other sport – you must be above the legal gambling age in the state you live in. Typically, this will be either 18 or 19.
Also, make sure to set yourself a budget for betting on baseball games. For instance, you might want to allow yourself a maximum of $100 total bets over the course of the MLB season.
Watch the Games on TV
If you want to be a true diehard baseball fan, you need to watch the games on TV. Most sports broadcasters require you to pay a monthly fee to gain access to their services.
The best channels for this are:
- Fox Sports
- MLB Network
- Apple TC+
Additionally, you can use online sports streaming services if you don’t want to watch baseball on TV. This is convenient for baseball fans who are out on the move a lot but still want to watch games on their smartphone or tablet.
Just make sure you have a good internet connection so that you can watch the games in peace with minimal lag or interruptions.
Choose an MLB Team to Support
As any baseball fan, you need to choose an MLB team to support (which is the biggest baseball league in the world). The best teams to support right now are the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, and New York Mets.
They’re the highest ranking, so if you want a team that wins a lot, they’re the best possible choices!
Stock Up on Merchandise
Finally, make sure to stock up on merchandise, from baseball jerseys to baseball caps.
With baseball jerseys, you can go to club stores and ask for your name to be added to the back with a team number. This is a great way to personalize your jersey and make yourself feel a bigger part of the baseball world.
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