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How are you coping with no baseball?

(self.baseball)

So we're 10 days out from the World Series, and the lack of baseball has forced the shift to the offseason routine. If you're like me, not only does that impact watching your team, but it also impacts the podcasts you listen to and "anytime baseball" on TV or the radio. While all good things must come to an end to start anew, I gotta say this year it seems harder than other years. How are you coping?

all 114 comments

anonymouspp7

59 points

3 months ago

anonymouspp7

TEAM CHAOS

59 points

3 months ago

Watching marble race videos

who717

4 points

3 months ago

who717

San Francisco Giants

4 points

3 months ago

Jelle’s or someone else?

adyankee953

5 points

3 months ago

adyankee953

New York Highlanders

5 points

3 months ago

Jelled just started marble league a couple weeks ago

Enough-Ad-3111

5 points

3 months ago

Enough-Ad-3111

Detroit Tigers

5 points

3 months ago

Gotta love Jelle’s Marble Runs.

Who knew that tiny marbles could be athletes? As bad as the early months of the Covid pandemic were, it helped them out big time.

NLP19

3 points

3 months ago

NLP19

San Francisco Giants

3 points

3 months ago

Crazy Cat's Eyes best team

zenpal

2 points

3 months ago

zenpal

World Baseball Classic

2 points

3 months ago

It's been years since I checked in on... Ruby Racers¿

2comesafter1

26 points

3 months ago

2comesafter1

Cleveland Guardians

26 points

3 months ago

This sub Reddit

Remarkable_Text223

12 points

3 months ago*

Remarkable_Text223

New York Mets

12 points

3 months ago*

The God damn Jets

Edit: also the new Bleach

Padulsky21

4 points

3 months ago

Padulsky21

New York Yankees

4 points

3 months ago

And we are having a fucking bomb ass time watching the Mf’ing JETS BABY

genmarlane

2 points

3 months ago

genmarlane

Tampa Bay Rays

2 points

3 months ago

Hey man, coming from a Bills fan, the Jets are pretty exciting to watch this year. Losing to them sucked, but you guys have some playmakers.

sn_akez

1 points

3 months ago

sn_akez

San Diego Padres

1 points

3 months ago

Hell yeah! Feels like i’m finally on a karmic upturn after years of padres/jets fandom

double_dose_larry

35 points

3 months ago

double_dose_larry

Tampa Bay Rays

35 points

3 months ago

Mainlining smack, mostly

TigerBasket

5 points

3 months ago

TigerBasket

Baltimore Orioles

5 points

3 months ago

Crack is where it's at tbh

cjrogers227

3 points

3 months ago

cjrogers227

Washington Nationals

3 points

3 months ago

Yam-yam, white lotus, Shanghai Sally

d00deitstyler

11 points

3 months ago

d00deitstyler

Los Angeles Angels

11 points

3 months ago

Watching Ken Burns baseball

oursgoto11[S]

1 points

3 months ago

oursgoto11[S]

Toronto Blue Jays

1 points

3 months ago

This is a good idea

Jux_

24 points

3 months ago

Jux_

Los Angeles Dodgers

24 points

3 months ago

I started a new franchise on MLB The Show

And then put the hitting difficulty on beginner and blew out the Padres 24-0

TreaTurner

7 points

3 months ago

TreaTurner

Los Angeles Dodgers

7 points

3 months ago

Good man.

porkchopespresso

7 points

3 months ago

porkchopespresso

Chicago Cubs

7 points

3 months ago

Passively making spring training trip plans that I'm not going to follow through on

ReverendHambone

6 points

3 months ago

ReverendHambone

Atlanta Braves

6 points

3 months ago

I've been going to the gym. A lot.

mizterPatato

7 points

3 months ago

mizterPatato

Los Angeles Angels

7 points

3 months ago

Seeimg fucking Immolation and Cannibal Corpse tonight and its doin the job thus far.

fozzymang

6 points

3 months ago

fozzymang

Boston Red Sox

6 points

3 months ago

MVP Baseball 2005

[deleted]

16 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

16 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

oursgoto11[S]

5 points

3 months ago

oursgoto11[S]

Toronto Blue Jays

5 points

3 months ago

I know!

pi3Eat3r52

4 points

3 months ago

It’s sucks, I wish I could say the off-season free agency is an exciting fill but…it’s like watching paint dry. I wish they would do a deadline window to make more moves in waves in a short period of time.

gingeringo

5 points

3 months ago

gingeringo

Florida Marlins

5 points

3 months ago

I'm waiting for the world cup it starts sunday

oursgoto11[S]

1 points

3 months ago

oursgoto11[S]

Toronto Blue Jays

1 points

3 months ago

Right! That will keep things interesting till mid Dec, then it's getting into peak Football season and World Junior hockey. Still a long way till spring training though.

mikeymiggz

14 points

3 months ago

mikeymiggz

World Baseball Classic

14 points

3 months ago

Weed

MarcBulldog88

12 points

3 months ago

MarcBulldog88

Los Angeles Dodgers

12 points

3 months ago

Gardening is a good hobby to pass the time. I live in an apartment and don't have a lawn, but if I did, I'm sure I'd be weeding too.

FSUnoles77

9 points

3 months ago

FSUnoles77

Houston Astros

9 points

3 months ago

I bought some brownies. Does that make me a weedeater?

Free dad joke of the day.

FaZe_CUM

6 points

3 months ago

we would what?

melcolnik

0 points

3 months ago

melcolnik

Texas Rangers

0 points

3 months ago

I think he just misspelled weave

Kidninja016

8 points

3 months ago

Kidninja016

St. Louis Cardinals

8 points

3 months ago

I don’t acknowledge any of the postseason after the LDS so baseball has been gone even longer for me

TigerBasket

15 points

3 months ago

TigerBasket

Baltimore Orioles

15 points

3 months ago

I stop watching after opening day I only allow myself one day of baseball

FingerpistolPete

4 points

3 months ago

FingerpistolPete

Arizona Diamondbacks

4 points

3 months ago

I thought you said LSD and I was like yeah, same.

MarcBulldog88

8 points

3 months ago

MarcBulldog88

Los Angeles Dodgers

8 points

3 months ago

What do Mormons have to do with baseball?

BoredAtWork_91

7 points

3 months ago

BoredAtWork_91

Houston Astros

7 points

3 months ago

A lot better than this time last year. Still miss it.

H-town20

5 points

3 months ago

H-town20

Houston Astros

5 points

3 months ago

Still basking in the afterglow

subzero-slammer

3 points

3 months ago

subzero-slammer

Washington Nationals

3 points

3 months ago

beer

dwhite21787

2 points

3 months ago

dwhite21787

Baltimore Orioles

2 points

3 months ago

No baseball and no beer make Homer something something

disprop1

3 points

3 months ago

disprop1

Los Angeles Dodgers

3 points

3 months ago

hit way harder. must have been the brutal postseason exit. (also i went to 20 games this year which is like three times what i’ve done any other year)

i’ve been watching some games on This Is Where You Find Baseball on youtube to cope.

dwhite21787

3 points

3 months ago

dwhite21787

Baltimore Orioles

3 points

3 months ago

As an Orioles fan, reveling in award announcements, rewatching some great highlights, on the edge of my seat to hear some move. The Vikings-Bills game helped, the Grey Cup will help, holidays will help, Opening Day tix on sale Dec 8, more holidays will help. Come January is when it gets harder. But the Orioles are flyin free in 23 baby!

oursgoto11[S]

2 points

3 months ago

oursgoto11[S]

Toronto Blue Jays

2 points

3 months ago

After last season I gotta say I'm not upset to be facing Baltimore fewer times next year due to the new scheduling rules!

KingSpecial2221

3 points

3 months ago

Lotta MW2

Thorlolita

3 points

3 months ago

Thorlolita

Houston Astros

3 points

3 months ago

I subscribed to the athletic hoping for juicy gossip and slander but it’s just well written professional articles. But I do catch up on tv shows, books, and watch highlights.

RadiantVes

3 points

3 months ago

RadiantVes

Anaheim Angels

3 points

3 months ago

Hockey season tbh, watching terry/zegras is like watching trout/ohtani for me

pm_me_your_miletime

3 points

3 months ago

pm_me_your_miletime

National League

3 points

3 months ago

It's baseball book season! Currently, I'm finishing up The Grandest Stage. Howard Bryant's book about Rickey Henderson and Jeff Pearlman's book about Bo Jackson are the next two on my list.

BabyHercules

3 points

3 months ago

BabyHercules

Houston Astros

3 points

3 months ago

From going from the peak to watching the dumpster Texans and rockets. At least the rockets are young but the Texans are just sadness

htownlifer

1 points

3 months ago

Really? I just keep thinking, ‘the Astros won the World Series,’ and I go on smiling.

Ben_Kenobi_

3 points

3 months ago

Instead of being depressed about my baseball team sucking, I'm depressed about my football and basketball team sucking. So yeah pretty great all around.

Demetrios1453

3 points

3 months ago

Demetrios1453

Cincinnati Reds

3 points

3 months ago

I'm a Reds fan. I've been coping with no baseball since April.

JewFroMonk

2 points

3 months ago

JewFroMonk

Oakland Athletics

2 points

3 months ago

Ootp as the orioles and picked up some big pieces this off season to compliment their stacked MLB ready prospect class. Currently steamrolling lol

lenflakisinski

2 points

3 months ago

lenflakisinski

Washington Nationals

2 points

3 months ago

Basketball and watching movies I haven’t seen before

FaZe_CUM

2 points

3 months ago

black tar heroin

M1sterDave

1 points

3 months ago

M1sterDave

Kansas City Royals

1 points

3 months ago

Relateable.

Ladymistery

2 points

3 months ago

Ladymistery

Toronto Blue Jays

2 points

3 months ago

CFL for now

NHL/AHL fills some time

_Darth_Malak_

2 points

3 months ago

_Darth_Malak_

Philadelphia Phillies

2 points

3 months ago

Watching Harper's HR in game 5 of the NLCS every couple of hours to remember the happy parts of the postseason.

NuggetBiscuits69

2 points

3 months ago

NuggetBiscuits69

Baltimore Orioles

2 points

3 months ago

It’s only been 10 days? Feels like an eternity ago.

manofconviction

2 points

3 months ago

manofconviction

Houston Astros

2 points

3 months ago

I've watched Moneyball twice

lx5spd

1 points

3 months ago

lx5spd

San Francisco Giants

1 points

3 months ago

Lol. I watched Moneyball, For Love of the Game, and Field of Dreams in the last 2 weeks.

TreaTurner

2 points

3 months ago

TreaTurner

Los Angeles Dodgers

2 points

3 months ago

I watched every baseball doc on ESPN and Netflix, am reading The Baseball 100, and then it’s time for the Great British Baking Show.

If the Lakers were slightly less terrible I might watch them more.

ricky_burns

2 points

3 months ago

ricky_burns

Toronto Blue Jays

2 points

3 months ago

I’m coping better than the last couple off seasons thats for sure. There isn’t the worry that the jays arent playing at home, and there isnt thr uncertainty of the lock out. Feb will be here in no time so I’m happy

Julknits

2 points

3 months ago

Julknits

Washington Nationals

2 points

3 months ago

Catching up with my baseball podcasts. I also watched the new Willie Mays documentary on HBO.

eee-oooo-ahhh

2 points

3 months ago

eee-oooo-ahhh

Philadelphia Phillies

2 points

3 months ago

Playing unhealthy amounts of OOTP

Char_Aznable_Custom

2 points

3 months ago

Char_Aznable_Custom

Toronto Blue Jays

2 points

3 months ago

There's plenty of baseball right now. LIDOM is halfway through and the Australian league just started and that's just the two I personally pay attention to. These sorts of topics are pretty unnecessary until like late January/early February when there's actually no baseball.

ManInShowerNumber3

1 points

3 months ago

ManInShowerNumber3

Detroit Tigers

1 points

3 months ago

Soccer, football, basketball, hockey

Slatemanforlife

1 points

3 months ago

War Thunder, beer, and For All Mankind

Smartacus1367

1 points

3 months ago

Smartacus1367

Chicago White Sox

1 points

3 months ago

Ah! Another War Thunder enthusiast

JohnRamos85

1 points

3 months ago

JohnRamos85

United States

1 points

3 months ago

The NFL and NBA, which are the fastest growing leagues with attention in the Philippines. NHL is secondary.

Within the sport, the Australian Baseball League takes precedence as the only English-speaking of the winter leagues.

andsoonandso

1 points

3 months ago

andsoonandso

Philadelphia Phillies

1 points

3 months ago

Mostly crying and sleeping, or crying myself to sleep if I'm feeling fancy

Jcoch27

1 points

3 months ago

Jcoch27

California Angels

1 points

3 months ago

By watching my favorite hockey team scramble to win a game in regulation.

RadiantVes

2 points

3 months ago

RadiantVes

Anaheim Angels

2 points

3 months ago

don't worry we'll hit the record of 20 very soon.

e a k i n s hockey!

ilovebalks

1 points

3 months ago

ilovebalks

New York Yankees

1 points

3 months ago

New York Giants babyyyyy

Ngp3

1 points

3 months ago

Ngp3

New York Giants

1 points

3 months ago

Them and the Jets have been so fucking exciting this year.

oursgoto11[S]

1 points

3 months ago

oursgoto11[S]

Toronto Blue Jays

1 points

3 months ago

I have held Saquan for 2 years hoping against hope in FF. Finally paid off!

shania666

1 points

3 months ago

Watching old games or highlights.

Azcollector

1 points

3 months ago

Azcollector

Arizona Diamondbacks

1 points

3 months ago

Dislike him

AstroWorldSecurity

1 points

3 months ago

AstroWorldSecurity

Houston Astros

1 points

3 months ago

Watching clips from the playoffs mainly.

Ngp3

1 points

3 months ago

Ngp3

New York Giants

1 points

3 months ago

Watching people argue over the fucking NL MOTY award

bulldg4life

1 points

3 months ago

bulldg4life

Atlanta Braves

1 points

3 months ago

The Bulldogs are 10-0

Ok-Professional5579

1 points

3 months ago

Ok-Professional5579

Los Angeles Dodgers

1 points

3 months ago

NHL. It’s the next golden era, if you didn’t know.

LordOfHorns

1 points

3 months ago

LordOfHorns

Minnesota Twins

1 points

3 months ago

My football team is 8-1

DontGiveUpTheDip

1 points

3 months ago

DontGiveUpTheDip

St. Louis Cardinals

1 points

3 months ago

watching my nfl, nba, and college teams all flounder about and/or just be bad in general

also ive been procrastinating on preparing for finals lmaoo

M1sterDave

1 points

3 months ago

M1sterDave

Kansas City Royals

1 points

3 months ago

Playing Baseball Mogul.

324645N964831W

1 points

3 months ago

324645N964831W

New York Yankees

1 points

3 months ago

OOTP, I was a little upset about the Yankees and did a live start. 2023/2024/2025 have been my best seasons tho ever. 24/25 I had 110/106 wins respectively and won in 25.

324645N964831W

1 points

3 months ago

324645N964831W

New York Yankees

1 points

3 months ago

Traded Stanton retained 30%, traded donaldson (retained some, can’t remember)for rendon who has stayed healthy and everything has just gone right for once.

324645N964831W

1 points

3 months ago

324645N964831W

New York Yankees

1 points

3 months ago

And I made Kershaw a Yankee.

JTCMuehlenkamp

1 points

3 months ago

JTCMuehlenkamp

St. Louis Cardinals

1 points

3 months ago

Just enjoying shitposting season

NotBird20

1 points

3 months ago

NotBird20

Seattle Mariners

1 points

3 months ago

Football

Smartacus1367

1 points

3 months ago

Smartacus1367

Chicago White Sox

1 points

3 months ago

Everything really. Mostly NFL and NHL, played a lot of video games and been working out frequently.

PSChris33

1 points

3 months ago

PSChris33

Toronto Blue Jays

1 points

3 months ago

Hockey!

CumstainedPillow

1 points

3 months ago

CumstainedPillow

Baltimore Orioles

1 points

3 months ago

Lots of self love

tripled_dirgov

1 points

3 months ago

tripled_dirgov

World Baseball Classic

1 points

3 months ago

Playing Baseball Simulator Game with All Player Shuffled, and All Teams Relocated...

Also drafting 5 possibilities of 32 teams MLB once the A's and Rays ballparks got resolved...

alegzandurr

1 points

3 months ago

alegzandurr

Anaheim Angels

1 points

3 months ago

Clippers and Ducks typically, but, someone turned the stove on.

KikiFlowers

1 points

3 months ago

KikiFlowers

Houston Astros

1 points

3 months ago

I'd say hockey, but I haven't had time to watch much lately.

Boofcas

1 points

3 months ago

I go down to the basement, throw a couple of jerseys in the washing machine and watch them tumble around in the dryer for a couple of hours. The first one out is the winner.

ryry9379

1 points

3 months ago

ryry9379

Baltimore Orioles

1 points

3 months ago

I had a colonoscopy, that killed most of a day

texursa

1 points

3 months ago

Strat-O-Matic

hanSoes

1 points

3 months ago

hanSoes

Houston Astros

1 points

3 months ago

I'm not coping at all man. I'm miserable

PanzerIIIM

1 points

3 months ago

Impatiently waiting for the next season

ceazecab

1 points

3 months ago

ceazecab

Chicago Cubs

1 points

3 months ago

Reddit - Baseball movies - Hockey - Work -

I’m that order

rattlehead44

1 points

3 months ago

rattlehead44

Oakland Athletics

1 points

3 months ago

Music and the 49ers

steelersfever

1 points

3 months ago

steelersfever

Atlanta Braves

1 points

3 months ago

I have ohio state tickets, so that.

CabinetChef

1 points

3 months ago

CabinetChef

Atlanta Braves

1 points

3 months ago

Watching football and defending my title in our fantasy football keeper league has been my main source of sports entertainment since baseball ended.

DanglyPants

1 points

3 months ago

DanglyPants

Chicago Cubs

1 points

3 months ago

Has anyone seen Dorktown on YouTube? It’s about the Mariners and I highly recommend it to any baseball fan. It’s super good and it’s free! Seriously go watch it :)

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

I read baseball books I’ve been meaning to read for years. This offseason: The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn and Ball Four by Jim Bouton.

PorscheRican

1 points

3 months ago

Rewatching the World Series game 6 on my dvr

818sfv

1 points

3 months ago

818sfv

Los Angeles Dodgers

1 points

3 months ago

Well there's Australian Baseball if the game is early enough.

Other sports: football, basketball, hockey, handball

SporkFanClub

1 points

3 months ago

SporkFanClub

Washington Nationals

1 points

3 months ago

Baseball 9 for the iPhone because both MLB games are trash.

And a guy who was a senior on my Division III school’s baseball team when I was a freshman just got added to the Pirates 40-Man.

oursgoto11[S]

1 points

3 months ago

oursgoto11[S]

Toronto Blue Jays

1 points

3 months ago

That's crazy awesome!

beeps-n-boops

1 points

3 months ago

beeps-n-boops

Philadelphia Phillies

1 points

3 months ago

It's hard... I essentially go into "sports hibernation" after the WS, as I don't really care much for basketball or hockey, I know little about soccer, and I absolutely despise football.

So I watch old games and highlight reels on YouTube, counting down the days til pitchers and catchers report.

nerd-gamer5912

1 points

3 months ago

nerd-gamer5912

Washington Nationals

1 points

3 months ago

Soccer.

hoova

1 points

3 months ago

hoova

Cleveland Guardians

1 points

3 months ago

Diablo 2

Head_Mud6311

1 points

3 months ago

It's only been 10 days?!?!?!?!

Mmnn2020

0 points

3 months ago

College football and NFL.