Disney on the Diamond

If you’ve taken a peek at All in WDW’s “About” tab at some point in the past few months, you’ve seen that I have a history bumping around in the world of fantasy baseball.

This time of the year is always a challenge for me because I love baseball.  I love spring … and, I adore Spring Training.  Why is it tough, though?  Even though I ‘hung up my cleats’ a few years ago, when Spring Training comes around, I can’t resist the need to draft baseball players!  It is excruciating!  After years of playing the game, it’s just too darn difficult to put it completely away.

Anyway, this year is no different … with one exception.  Like Disney, I started wondering if it would be possible to …

… blend the two things I enjoy the most – WDW and baseball – into a conglomeration of fun.  Hey, they have the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the Atlanta Braves.  Why can’t I have a WDW web site and a fantasy baseball league?

A few days ago, I floated a Tweet saying, “In a Disney/baseball crossover, I’d like to start an All in WDW fantasy baseball league. Have 4 but need 6-8 more. Anyone interested?”  Well, that’s the theme of this post.  If you play fantasy baseball and want to join some WDW-obsessed baseball fans in a fun standard ESPN league, let me know.  Tweet me at @allinwdw_com or send me an email at allinwdw@gmail.com to claim a space.  If that doesn’t work, just leave a comment on this post, and I’ll reach out to you.

Now, I didn’t want to leave you without a nice dose of WDW magic, so I reached way back into my archives and found a photo tour of the earlier-mentioned Wide World of Sports (WWOS) Complex.  Mrs. All in WDW and I took advantage of an Annual Pass offer a few years ago and enjoyed a game from one of their “sky boxes”.  Like I said, Disney can have both its magic and baseball, why can’t I?  At any rate, we had a blast, and I wanted to share.

Play ball!!!

Welcome!

Welcome!

Approaching the gate.

Approaching the gate.

The stadium.

The stadium.

Concourse.

Concourse.

Concessions.

Concessions.

Where is everyone?

Where is everyone?

The third base side.

The third base side.

Home of the Braves!

Home of the Braves!

Batting practice.

Batting practice.

Yay! There's the crowd!

Yay! There’s the crowd!

Here's the pitch!

Here’s the pitch!

And, the crack of the bat!

And, the crack of the bat!

Play Ball!

Play Ball!

A very special guest comes to visit!

A very special guest comes to visit!

What do you think? Should I draft this guy with my 1st pick?

What do you think? Should I draft this guy with my 1st pick?

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