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!
Biggles: Sounds like you guys had a ball. Damn, I wish my inheritance check had come a little earlier.
Nov 7, 2014 20:46:30 GMT -5
StanDup: Have fun all those going to tonight's show in New Jersey. Last one before headed off to Europe-should be a good one.
Nov 10, 2014 16:21:33 GMT -5
TM: It was a fun two weeks seeing friends and making new ones. And while I wasn't a big fan of HE, I have to admit I find myself humming it a lot lately.
Nov 11, 2014 16:18:54 GMT -5
Tulltapes: Just want to say it was very cool to finally meet you guys face to face. Paul, Jeff, and Dan.. Sorry Holly couldn't make it to Huntington but it's understandable with the baby etc.. Hope to meet again sometime.
Nov 16, 2014 14:15:38 GMT -5
Dan: Thanks ,Erin. I've been a big admirer of your YouTube videos for years and glad to have met you also and enjoyed watching you play with Shuffling Madness!
Nov 16, 2014 15:02:38 GMT -5
TM: Hey Erin, it was great to finally meet you and see your band! I've admired your Tull videos as well as your guitar playing for years.
Nov 18, 2014 10:38:34 GMT -5
Cody: Just wanted to stop in and say "hey guys" It was great seeing you in Huntington a few weeks ago, really fun. Dan it was really good to meet you! I also missed seeing Holly, thought she'd be there. Over all a great weekend.
Dec 3, 2014 12:05:57 GMT -5
Dan: Thank you , same here. It was almost a shame that there was TOO much going on that we couldn't have hung out more. Easier for us on the East Coast to get together and I hope that wasn't the last convention. Holly was missed.
Dec 3, 2014 16:42:04 GMT -5
jgip: When Ian sang " got 12 good men now the gangs all here " from Wild Child what was on the screen behind the stage???? No prize but the fact that you were paying attention
Dec 4, 2014 3:27:28 GMT -5
nigelturnpin: Yes I agree Holly was missed, but I did get her a swag bag and some extra goodies to go along with it.. .. Hi folks
Dec 6, 2014 15:35:23 GMT -5
Quizz: Evening all, just thought I'd pop by and say Good Evening, wish you all well and say it was good to meet up in Huntington!
Dec 6, 2014 19:44:11 GMT -5
TM: Hey folks. Nice seeing you all again at the Convention and nice to see you stop by.
Dec 8, 2014 12:05:51 GMT -5
Warchild: Nice to see so many smiling faces.
Dec 9, 2014 21:00:52 GMT -5
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