Monday, March 25, 2013

Baseball And Harlequin, Like Chocolate And Peanut Butter

Anyone who stumbles across this blog for the first time probably picks up fairly quickly that Wendy loves two things: baseball and romance novels.  Or, more specifically, Wendy loves the Detroit Tigers and category romance.

Every year, right about this time, I start thinking about what I'm going to blog about to commemorate Opening Day for the Major League Baseball season.  It really is a magical, hopeful time of year.  It's the beginning of a very long season (162 games!), and it's that one time of year where anybody, any fan, can legitimately think that their team could go all the way.

Yes, even Cubs fans.

Opening Day is April 1, and I just don't have it in me to channel my inner Kevin Costner and wax poetic about baseball.  No, instead I'm going to take the two things that I love, toss them in a blender, and probably make a big ol' mess.

Yes, folks - I'm going to do it.  I'm going to take the Detroit Tigers and drag them kicking and screaming into.....

Harlequin category romance novels.

Starting tomorrow and running through Sunday, I will take a player on the current Tigers roster, give you a little factual information about them, then toss in a motherlode of fiction to concoct them their very own Harlequin story (the fiction is key as I'm pretty sure most of the guys I've chosen as potential heroes are married with children in Real Life).

Yes, it really is going to be as twisted as it sounds.  This is either going to be the greatest series of posts I've ever come up with in my ten years of blogging, or it's going to get me sued.  Stay tuned!

13 comments:

Phyl said...

Oh this will be fun! Can't wait :)

A Library Girl said...

I'm not even a sports fan, and this sounds fun!

Mandi said...

This sounds awesome :)

Brie said...

I expect at least one secret baby. That is all.

lostinagreatbook.com said...

So much fun - can't wait!!

Kathryn said...

This Rangers fan hopes you will cast some of the Angels as your fictional villains.

Jena Briars said...

YES!!! BULL DURHAM REFERENCE - YES!!! **Running to YouTube to watch The Speech/Credo scene**

Wendy said...

OMG - I DON'T HAVE A SECRET BABY PLOT! I'm half tempted to go back and alter one of my posts just so I can include one ;) Although I do promise - there will be some kidlets. I mean, you can't talk some of the Harlequin lines without having kidlets.

I also didn't go too crazy with plots - so alas, no hashed out villains. Kathryn, your blood-thirsty desire to see Pujols, Weaver, Hamilton or Trout twirling Snidely Whiplash mustaches will have to wait for the start of the regular season :)

Jena: Oh my indeed. I love that movie.

Tracy S said...

I love baseball and I can't wait for the season to start! My 5th grader has a field trip to a Brewer game next month for Weather Day--I signed up to chaperone that one faster than you could say "Opening Day!" LOL The local TV station teams up with the Brewers. The TV station does a morning weather lesson then we stay and watch an afternoon game. Best field trip ever! :)

The only other field trip that comes close is the 4th grade trip to the Capital in Madison. I love history, so that one is a close second.

Wendy--if there are like 10 comments from me, delete all but this one. My ipad was acting crazy. I finally had to boot up the computer to comment!

S. said...

I don't even know baseball rules as the sport doesn't exist in my country, not professionally, but I'm already laughing....
No major villains? So, one of those players won't be a amnesic prince living in the suburbs with a butler attempting to murder him so he doesn't remember his small country in the Mediterranean sea? Oh well......

Kiss ;)

Wendy said...

Tracy: LOL! One of my proposed stories does actually feature a field trip! No lie!

Sonia: OMG - I laughed SO hard when I saw your comment. Alas, no amnesic princes either :)

Jennifer Lohmann said...

Don't sell yourself short, Wendy. It might be both the best series of posts in ten years of blogging AND get you sued. Reach for the stars!

(All joking aside, this should be fun).

Wendy said...

Jennifer: LOL! That's me, always selling myself short!