Can you feel it? That feeling that something is just around the corner. Spring is here and children are getting the itch to get out of school and be outside. The weather is getting nicer and many are looking forward to the latest season of summer blockbuster movies. (But who are we kidding? Summer movie season begins in February now.) In the world of sports, basketball and hockey fans are turning their attention to the playoffs, which begin in April for both sports. Some, however, are already looking forward to the baseball field.
The MLB season begins each year in late March or early April, but with spring training starting in February, fans are already itching to watch their teams run out on the diamond over the summer months. With each new season comes a blank slate for each team with a shot at making it to the World Series all the way in October.
Outside of fans of the prior year’s champion, each other team’s fans are looking for reasons that this year could be theirs. Whether the previous season ended in post-season heartbreak or was derailed by injuries to some of the team’s better players, there’s always something to look forward to in a sport where teams can go from worst to first in the span of a year. One of the best ways to embrace a fresh start for your favorite team is to acquire some new gear. Lucky for you, we have some great MLB apparel suggestions as well as useful gift ideas for baseball fans right here at Fun.com!
If you’re heading out to the ball game on a hot summer afternoon, you’ll want to represent your team with an official t-shirt. Outside of a limited number of indoor stadiums, most baseball stadiums are out in the open and temperatures can get quite high during a summer game. MLB t-shirts offer maximum comfort while still showing off your fandom to others. And lucky for you, Fun.com is a great place to get your MLB apparel!
While summer games can be quite warm, Early season games in the spring as well as October playoff games can get cold in a hurry (especially if you’re favorite team is the Minnesota Twins!). So stay warm and get a cozy MLB hoodie or sweatshirt! Having a sweatshirt featuring your favorite team's logo is good for showing off your fandom year-round.
MLB gifts for Kids
Of course, kids want to dress up in MLB gear to support their favorite team and players. Maybe even find them a baseball jersey they can wear when they're playing ball with their friends pretending to be their favorite player smacking homeruns or diving for fly balls in the outfield.
If you’re a fan of the game, you’re more than likely going to be a fan of baseball style. Or if you know anyone else who loves baseball—and we bet you do—then you can find baseball gifts for them, too! You know, baseball bats aren’t just for smashing doubles and homeruns. Ask characters like Harley Quinn or Negan from The Walking Dead what bats are good for. Okay fine, baseball bats also make excellent gifts! A couple more must-haves for a trip to the ballpark are baseball caps for shielding you from the sun and a backpack for carrying any other gear you may need.
What’s the best way to take in a baseball game on a hot summer day. If you said “In front of the TV with a cold beverage in hand” you guessed correctly! Find a frosty mug or sturdy tumbler to fill with your beverage of choice. Maybe go for a set of glasses, so your friends will have something to drink out of when you have them over for games.
Are you one of the many fans excited for MLB Opening Day 2018? Who is your favorite team? Do you root for perennial powerhouses like the New York Yankees or LA Dodgers or "underdog" teams like the Chicago Cubs or Houston Astros? No matter who you cheer for, you'll have plenty to look forward to over the next six months of the MLB season. Whether you'll be watching games at the ballpark or from the comfort of your own home, make sure to shop our full selection of MLB gifts to experience the season showing off your fandom in maximum comfort.