Best American Baseball Experts Society
“Expert” – one who has a special skill or knowledge in some particular field
B.A.B.E.S. was founded in 2008 by three lifelong baseball fans who believed that a lifetime of following Major League Baseball as a fan qualifies one as an “expert” as much as if reporting on the game is your profession. We strive to prove this each year by matching our predictions for the season’s outcome with those of the sport’s media professionals. (See the Competing for the Rocky page for details.) The beauty of this competition is that all of our work is done by Opening Day. Thereafter, we sit back and enjoy the season as baseball – our National Pastime – marks the Nation’s time as it has for nearly 150 years.
During the season, we occasionally share thoughts about the importance of baseball in our lives and its undeniable application to the resolution of life’s most profound questions. You can view these thoughts by going to the B.A.B.E.S. – Homeplate page or clicking on the Recent Posts or Archives links.
“THUGH pitch!” by WB Thompson