I almost fell out of love with baseball

Brent Donnelly
10 min readOct 23, 2019

Growing up in the 1980s, my dad’s house had one TV. If you were in the living room on the weekend or on a weekday evening, it was tuned to either M*A*S*H, Wheel of Fortune or the baseball game. You sat down on the autumn-colored, picture-patterned wingback faux velour chesterfield or the LA-Z-BOY® Reclina-Rocker™ … Whichever one Dad hadn’t chosen for the nightly routine… KFC or Burger King, watch TV, drift off, twitch…