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: His Jersey show sold-out in probably less than an hour. I couldn't get 2 tickets together. The ticket site seemed rigged.
Jan 30, 2015 13:23:09 GMT -5
TM: Minstrel in the Gallery (SW version) on it's way come Spring.
Feb 4, 2015 16:12:28 GMT -5
Biggles: Hey gang! as of 02/01/2015 I'm officially an "empty nester" (and I cannot believe there are support groups for this so called "syndrome", WTF!)
Feb 5, 2015 22:36:14 GMT -5
TM: Big changes at Bigs house. Congrats!
Feb 7, 2015 12:00:02 GMT -5
TM: Minstrel will have some different versions of some of the songs. I posted them in the Minstrel thread.
Feb 11, 2015 14:38:01 GMT -5
TM: Dee Snyder: I'm tired of musicians who joined famous bands after their heyday claiming they are from those bands. They had NOTHING to do with success!
Feb 11, 2015 20:10:24 GMT -5
Biggles: Who is Dee referring to? Snyder is a tired one-hit-wonder. So many bands have had continued success because of their personnel changes.
Feb 11, 2015 22:09:39 GMT -5
TM: He was referring to guitarist Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake.
Feb 12, 2015 11:44:52 GMT -5
Michael Crowe: I thought he was referring to Mike Huckabee jaming with The Ventures. Turns out it was Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac.
Feb 13, 2015 1:47:21 GMT -5
Biggles: I don't know. I haven't read any Doug Aldrich press but, I've watched some of his work with the band on youtube and Coverdale aint complaining.
Feb 13, 2015 20:44:10 GMT -5
eepie: just wanna say: I like coming here and seeing the Stormwatch banner at the top of the page. might be my favorite cover art.
Feb 14, 2015 15:57:35 GMT -5
eepie: Dee Snyder seems to have a lot to say about everything apparently: Snider fumes at Ryan song choice / Snider blasts Axl over Hall of Fame snub / Snider: I’m the man behind Celine Dion’s Christmas hit[br]
Feb 14, 2015 15:59:18 GMT -5
eepie: those are all titles of "related articles" linked to this article: http://www.torontosun.com/2015/02/13/whitesnake-band-member-calls-dee-snider-a-jacka
Feb 14, 2015 16:00:15 GMT -5
eepie: the celine dion one is funny: http://www.torontosun.com/2014/12/30/dee-snider-im-the-man-behind-celine-dions-christmas-hit
Feb 14, 2015 16:06:34 GMT -5
TM: Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera
Feb 16, 2015 15:56:22 GMT -5
Biggles: Keep going Ian ..but don't scare everyone off!
Feb 17, 2015 23:06:03 GMT -5
TM: I need some mice police.
Mar 3, 2015 16:05:19 GMT -5
Mothfairy: Smile your little smile...
Mar 4, 2015 8:58:34 GMT -5
TM: 5 down and counting...
Mar 4, 2015 13:45:11 GMT -5
Michael Crowe: Okay, so can we step off the global warming train long enough to get through this current ice age for now. There's a glacier in my front yard.
Mar 5, 2015 13:44:01 GMT -5