According to the 'Family and Personal Life' section of Wikipedia's biography of Ian, he is a fan of the Seattle Mariners Major League baseball team, and quite an avid one at that!
Family and personal life "From 1970 to 1974, Anderson was married to Jennie Franks, a photographer who is credited with writing most of the lyrics to the song Aqualung. Anderson married Shona Learoyd in 1976, described by Rolling Stone magazine as a "beautiful convent-educated daughter of a wealthy wool manufacturer". She had studied ballet for 10 years, though Anderson met her when she was working as a press officer at Jethro Tull's then record-label Chrysalis Records. She later became involved with the band's on-stage special effects.
The couple have lived in a 16th-century redbrick farmhouse on the 500-acre Pophleys estate in Buckinghamshire, England, and on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. They currently live in Wiltshire, England. They have two children: James Duncan Anderson, also a musician; and Gael, who works in the film industry and is married to the actor Andrew Lincoln.
Anderson is a survivor of deep vein thrombosis, and has done several public service announcements to raise awareness of the disease.
Among his interests Anderson lists protecting wild cats, especially those that have been rescued from harsh captivity; cameras, chiefly Leicas; Indian cuisine – he has written a beginner's guide, thus far published only on the Internet.
Anderson describes himself as being "somewhere between Deist and Pantheist" religiously, according to his foreword to the pamphlet for his 2006 St. Brides charity concerts for the homeless.
Anderson has never taken the driving test, though he lists off-road motorcycling among his interests.
Anderson is an avid Seattle Mariners fan." --------------------------------------------------------------
Now, I'm guessing that this is probably joke by an unscrupulous contributor -- I don't see Ian being an 'avid fan' of any sports team -- but you never know!
I live in Seattle (once called "See Tull" by Ian at an early 70s concert here) and even I am not a Mariner's fan. Have attended several of their games but, to use the American idiomatic, they suck. They haven't even made the playoffs for many years. If Ian is a fan, more power to him!
TM: Said the Minstrel in the Gallery.
Dec 9, 2014 22:07:38 GMT -5
Michael Crowe: No, don't mind me, just stopped in to pick up the mail. Anyone seen my reading glasses? If I don't see you before Easter, go ahead and hide the eggs.
Dec 11, 2014 2:31:47 GMT -5
Dan: Merry Christmas and Happy Easter , Michael Crowe!
Dec 12, 2014 1:11:50 GMT -5
Michael Crowe: Thanks Danno, same to you, oh, and the happiest of new years. Will be toasting you all with a muskadine wine this new year's eve. Been on a muskie wine kick of late. I think my chemistry is changing.
Dec 12, 2014 1:47:52 GMT -5
Chea: Hi to all. I just want to greet and wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy new year. It's a bit early I know, but we're almost leaving and I would be difficult to greet you later (network problems). See you soon!!
Dec 18, 2014 7:38:15 GMT -5
TM: Hi Chea, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I still have your package sitting on my desk!
Dec 18, 2014 17:26:55 GMT -5
Chea: See you soon boys, in the new year !
Dec 19, 2014 9:10:59 GMT -5
Pieter: From me as well a very happy holiday, holy day and new years day to all you Tullers out there!
Dec 21, 2014 10:35:11 GMT -5
Pieter: And remember boys and girls, this is not about eating drinking or casual sex with farm animals
Dec 24, 2014 16:01:18 GMT -5
Quizz: Merry Christmas to you all, have a great holiday and all the best for 2015.
Dec 24, 2014 20:03:10 GMT -5
Biggles: Pass that bottle Sumter, Merry Christmas all!
Dec 25, 2014 22:37:44 GMT -5
Michael Crowe: I for one will be glad when the Eating Season is over with. I've got some serious work to do. Ah, it's good to be home .. . Hey, Bigs, pass that bottle over here will ya.
Dec 26, 2014 2:08:43 GMT -5
Nonfatman: Wait....isn't he saying 'Santa, pass us that bottle'?
Dec 30, 2014 14:09:07 GMT -5
Biggles: Dammit Nonfat, I've just had a colonoscopy and I want a slice o' pizza, a beer, and a shot. Now pass us that damn bottle!
Dec 30, 2014 23:29:10 GMT -5
Michael Crowe: Colonoscopy? I had one of those without anesthesia once. That was fun. I'll go give Backdoor Angels a spin in your honor then. You know, it does sound like Sumter doesn't it.
Dec 31, 2014 1:28:23 GMT -5
TM: Didn't we have thread devoted to that on the original board? PS - Bottom's up Bigs!
Dec 31, 2014 16:17:58 GMT -5
TM: I put up a small tribute to Mark Craney with some picks and comments from his webpage in our Band Members section.
Jan 3, 2015 21:17:02 GMT -5
Biggles: Alas, all's quiet on the Southern Front.
Jan 5, 2015 21:50:35 GMT -5
Biggles: Thanks for the Mark C. tribute TM.
Jan 5, 2015 21:59:18 GMT -5
TM: My pleasure Biggs.
Jan 6, 2015 10:37:18 GMT -5