It'll surprise you maybe, that I understand that someone could just really love baseball and therefore be drawn to baseball players.

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I think that especially in baseball, there's a pretty good chance perseverance is a trait in most high level players, and eventually the best have to be disciplined people.

Of course, this is all in general, but I'm just saying- these are great things in a man. That doesn't work for me, or for anyone my kids are ever gonna date.

Back to choosing the timing of a pregnancy test wisely, four weeks went by and it was finally time to go to the doctor to confirm that this stick wasn’t a liar.

I was living in a little bit of shock with a side of disbelief in the meantime.

Let me pre-curse this post with a very important life tip: never take a pregnancy test on a Friday night with a house full of family when you aren’t trying to get pregnant. When I found out I was pregnant, not only did I go through a stage of denial and then panic, I quickly realized that if this test wasn’t lying to me, I would be having a baby during baseball season. While we didn’t plan on having a baby just yet, we planned on one day planning it so that our first child would be born in the off-season for all sorts of (hopefully) obvious reasons.

While this statement may not mean much to you, I was immediately horrified as I imagined a lonely pregnancy in Cincinnati without family, friends or a husband half of the time, growing a human during the most stressful months of the year, Mat possibly missing the birth of our first child. I somehow managed to forget that we live life on the no-plan plan and here it was- another curve ball that I wasn’t ready for (excuse the corny baseball pun, I had to do it).

A little boy wants the team's autographs on his baseball, so the players pass it around the dugout.

A clump of children race along an outfield fence after a long foul ball that landed in the woods.

And, no, these are not going to match up with that "You should date a baseball player because" t-shirts, despite how witty those can be:) Athletes are usually relatively ok to look at, at least in their prime, hahaha. Most of the good ones are goal oriented, driven, focused and relentless.