I’m Bored So Here’s Every MLB Team As (Mostly) YA Books

Quarantine will do some questionable things to the mind.

For those who don’t know, other than reading books, my favourite thing to do is watch baseball. I’d love to say I’ve been a baseball fan my entire life but that would be a lie, although the way I’ve been invested in the sport for the past five years has more or less made up for that. But with everything that’s going on in the world, all sports have been cancelled or postponed for god only knows how long, and of course that includes baseball.

Not having baseball in my life and being forced to stay inside my house for over three weeks now has done some…let’s just say interesting things to my brain. I thought to myself, “wouldn’t it be funny to see what book cover matches my team’s jersey?” And then it all snowballed out of control.

Now, what’s important to note is that you can’t just pick a cover to match a jersey all willy-nilly. I can assure you, there is some method to my madness. First, you have to think about what colours the team is known for, what’s the most prominent. If a jersey is one solid colour (like Colorado’s purple) then it’s easy to go off and find a purple book cover. But if one team’s jersey is similar to another’s (i.e. the Yankees and White Sox) then you have to get a bit creative, which leads to the second point: look at the alternate jerseys. What kind of colour is the alternate famous for? Will it represent the team well? And finally, the third point is to think of the piping, the logo, and little colour details. Is there a pop of colour that makes the jersey stand out? Wrap that all together, find a book to match, and you’re hitting a home run.

I might have lost my mind coming up with this concept but hey, it was a great way to occupy my time when time is all I’ve got on my hands these days.

Arizona Diamondbacks as six of crows by Leigh bardugo

Atlanta Braves as Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Baltimore Orioles as Tiger Lily by jodi lynn anderson

Boston red sox as heartless by marissa meyer

Chicago cubs as stars above by marissa meyer

chicago white sox as the shadow queen by c.j. redwine

cincinnati reds as kingsbane by claire legrand

cleveland indians as the winner’s kiss by marie rutkoski

colorado rockies as the diviners by libba bray

detroit tigers as crown of feathers by nicki pau preto

houston astros as the kill order by james dashner

kansas city royals as the kingdom of back by marie lu

los angeles angels as simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda by becky albertalli

los angeles dodgers as our dark duet by victoria schwab

miami marlins as the darkest star by jennifer l. armentrout

milwaukee brewers as spin the dawn by elizabeth lim

minnesota twins as the raven boys by maggie stiefvater

new york mets as the language of thorns by leigh bardugo

new york yankees as ninth house by leigh bardugo

oakland athletics as the ballad of songbirds and snakes by suzanne collins

philadelphia phillies as the wedding date by jasmine guillory

pittsburgh pirates as you’d be mine by erin hahn

san diego padres as king of scars by leigh bardugo

san francisco giants as oblivion by jennifer l. armentrout

seattle mariners as the archived by victoria schwab

st. louis cardinals as one of us is next by karen m. mcmanus

tampa bay rays as the hating game by sally thorne

texas rangers as children of virtue and vengeance by tomi adeyemi

toronto blue jays as supernova by marissa meyer

washington nationals as sadie by courtney summers


For my sanity’s sake, I sincerely hope that baseball comes back really soon. Or else who knows what other crazy concepts I’ll come up with next.

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