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!
Michael Crowe: C'mon Morthoron, that's no more than a school shop project. I jumped a fright train once only to find out the rail car I picked didn't have a floor in it. Had to run all the way to Memphis.
Mar 3, 2014 1:17:31 GMT -5
Biggles: Welcome 2004miata. I can't fit in one of those Mazda's anymore ..hell, I never could. I had a '96 RX7
Mar 3, 2014 20:23:03 GMT -5
Biggles: Gettin' deep around here lately. Next thing you know It'll be "I'da been your Daddy, but a dog beat me over the fence!"
Mar 3, 2014 20:29:39 GMT -5
Morthoron: All the way to Memphis, Mike? Well, it's a mighty long way down the dusty trail, and the sun burns hot on the cold steel rails.
Mar 3, 2014 23:14:51 GMT -5
Biggles: ..said the Kentucky Toothpick, too the Tennesee Rail..
Mar 4, 2014 22:29:18 GMT -5
Michael Crowe: .... I'd say this tune is shot to hell.
Mar 5, 2014 0:08:58 GMT -5
TM: How I Learned To Mind My Own Business - I was walking past the mental hospital the other day and all the patients were shouting, '13....13.....13.'
Mar 5, 2014 14:28:44 GMT -5
TM: The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a little gap in the planks. I looked through to see what was going on.....Some bastard poked me in the eye with a stick! Then they all started shouting '14.....14....14....
Mar 5, 2014 14:29:58 GMT -5
Michael Crowe: The local candle factory burned down. All we could do was gather around and sing happy birthday.
Mar 5, 2014 15:25:51 GMT -5
Biggles: ..shot to hell? no! That was good TM.. OUCH! dammit! 15...15....etc..
Mar 5, 2014 20:10:35 GMT -5