Hockey pre-season starts in September and regular season goes through April. Play-offs and the Stanley Cup championships go all the way until the 2nd week of June.
This makes it nearly impossible to also be a fan of a sport in which the pre-season starts late February and regular season starts in April (this covers the most critical period of hockey’s regular season). Further, post-season play could end up stretching into October, overlapping with hockey’s earliest drops of the pucks.
And, after all, I do live in the State of Hockey. Not the State of Baseball.
But something makes me think I might slowly be turning a corner, and I may have to be a two-sport fanatic. I am sure it has nothing to do with 4 beautiful days in Ft. Myers, FL, attending my first outdoor professional baseball games, third row tickets, ballpark hot dogs, fabulous company, or the awesomeness that is: a foam finger.