All eyes are on the baseball world as Game 1 of the World Series kicks off tonight. No doubt fans of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros have canceled all plans in order to watch their beloved boys of summer play for the Commissioner’s Trophy, but you don’t have to be a seasoned supporter of those two teams to enjoy baseball for the final time in 2019.
Fans in Houston and Washington (and maybe even Montreal) have already stocked up on postseason memorabilia for their beloved squads, but there are many other great baseball items for true fans of the game to consider. Even if you’re down in the dumps because your 100-win team was unceremoniously trounced from the playoffs (Twins, Dodgers, Yankees fans, we feel for you), these products might help to relieve some of your pain.
Does it seem a little late in the game to purchase baseball-related gadgets, gear and memorabilia? Only if you look at the glass as half empty! The great thing about these items is that they will be just as useful for the 2020 season and beyond.
This has been named the best TV for watching sports by multiple publications. Its crystal clear picture and wide angles give fans the ultimate home viewing experience. Yes, the price tag is steep, checking in at more than $1,100, but this is the TV that should be at the top of your wish list if you want the absolute best in-home World Series viewing experience.
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If you decide your current TV is up to the task of viewing postseason baseball, you still might consider a soundbar to hear the action in all its glory. TVs are typically not known for their impeccable sound, making a soundbar an excellent investment for those who want to hear Joe Buck’s soothing voice and the crack of the bat in their truest forms. At just $69.99, this soundbar delivers great sound for the price.
A major televised sporting event is the perfect reason to upgrade your furniture, both for the game-viewing experience and your health. This chair is sure to deliver the most comfortable viewing experience and has an ergonomic design, reclining and swiveling features, delightful leather aesthetics and, of course, heated massage features. Oh, and there’s a built-in cup holder that’s perfect for avoiding beer spills during moments of jubilation.
In between games, you might want to brush up on the history of our national pastime. If you haven’t seen this historical PBS video series before, you’re in for a treat. Ken Burns’ lengthy multidisc documentary has stood the test of time and shows you the game as you’ve never seen it before. From the game’s origins in the 1860s to Joe DiMaggio’s epic hitting streak to Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, it’s all showcased in this 10-disc set.
Who among us wouldn’t rather eat an ice cream sundae, mixed nuts or some other snack out of a team mini helmet than a traditional bowl? The great thing about this set is that it includes a mini helmet of all 30 teams, so whether your team was dishearteningly trounced from the playoffs or has been mathematically eliminated since seemingly Memorial Day, you can snack with bigger hopes for 2020 and beyond.
Big League Chew is not only a delicious classic bubble gum, it’s marketed towards baseball players and fans of all ages. Well, OK, mostly kids. This 25-ounce tub of gum will last you through the whole World Series — even if it goes the full seven games. Mimic your favorite big leaguer and blow bubbles the size of your head as you watch the Series unfold.
Dazzle your friends with fascinating baseball trivia as you watch the game with this 2019 book from Kevin Reavy and Ryan Spaeder. This book isn’t mundane statistics — it features great in-depth detail of some of the game’s greatest statistical oddities and rarest feats. Feel free to skip right to your favorite team’s page for a glance at records that will likely never be broken.
Tom Rains graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2014 with a master’s degree in Professional Writing. Tom’s passion for delivering quality content fuels him to provide consumers with accurate, well-researched information on major life purchases.