How Baseball Fans Can Survive the Off-Season

The winter is a hard time of the year for a baseball fan. Sure, we have one of the longest seasons in sports, so we don’t want to complain too much, but baseball becomes such a part of our life, winter feels a little empty. There’s no team to cheer for, no games to pass the time on a Saturday afternoon and no anticipation of which player is being signed for which team. It’s all just – gone.

So, what’s a baseball fan to do?

Since a baseball fan is never a sulker, we certainly find ways to enjoy the off-season while patiently waiting for spring training to start. Here are some ways to get through the winter season with a smile on your face.

Play Baseball Simulation Games

The great thing about video and online games is that they’re waiting for you no matter what time it is or what the weather is like outside. Whenever you want to strike up a good game of baseball, you can. Some of the most popular games in this genre include Strat-O-Matic Baseball, Baseball Mogul, Out of the Park Baseball and Diamond Mind Baseball. Fire one up and escape to a new reality.

Watch MLB Network Reruns

Baseball has such a long and intense season, there’s plenty that you have yet to see. So, turn on the TV and catch shows like MLB Network’s 20 Greatest Games. It’s exciting to watch pieces of baseball history and catch up on some of the plays that you may have missed last year. And, you can always keep an eye on new and emerging rookies who made big plays in the previous season.

Follow Your Team’s Website

Another effective strategy for keeping on top of your game (no pun intended) is to follow your team’s website. Most teams are great about updating the website with information about the upcoming season, including roster moves, free agents and special promotions.

Read Baseball Magazines

Baseball Nation is a great pick, and it provides readers with more accurate information than some of the rumors you may be reading online. Plus, the vivid photos in your hands are enough to make baseball feel more real, something that we all crave in the offseason. If you’re yearning for more, consider going to a baseball museum where you can view more photos, multimedia displays and artifacts that date back to the 1800s.

If you’re looking for more fun activities to keep you busy during the off-season, try CK’s Baseball 4 U. This large indoor facility offers a number of activities and programs for baseball lovers of all ages. From conditioning classes to fitness challenges to private instruction, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy while being surrounded by avid baseball fans. And, when the weather does warm up, you’ll be prepared for CK’s travel teams!