David Brown

Fans, please take your seat for the upcoming baseball season

David Brown
Big League Stew

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The holidays approach — Hanukkah begins Dec. 21 — which means Big League Stew is on the lookout for the neatest baseball-themed gifts for enthusiasts of what's still our national pastime. Welcome to the third installment of Big League Stew's Holiday Gift Guide '08!

Moving away from the bathroom line, who doesn't like den furniture fashioned to look like baseball equipment? From a '70s-themed baseball glove beanbag chair (Target, $64) or a horribly uncomfortable (I've sat on one) bench made from bats and bases that Ron Kittle (who used to play for the White Sox) created and will deliver to your home for $3,000, fans have a wide selection of cramped and ostentatious stuff from which to choose.

Let's narrow the gap between form and function with this two-piece baseball swivel chair and ottoman (KingLinen.com, $149). Please, mommy, please! If you're a guy who has a sports room, or is trying to co-opt any room in your home from your wife/girlfriend/BFFE, this is a great way to exert your will. There's no way she'll say no!

Features: Faux leather. Real stitches. Hardwood. 32" long by 31" wide by 26" high. 360-degree swivel action. The ottoman is 19" in diameter.

FREE SHIPPING if you act by Nov. 25, which is tomorrow. But if you have to wait, add FedEx for another $26.95 and soon your lap will be sitting in baseball luxury. And a baseball.

Don't forget the other items in Big League Stew's Holiday Gift Guide, including a King Pepper Baseball Bat Peppermill and the revolutionary Stadium Gal.

Happy holidays!

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