Did I Mention Passionate Fan?
From the Desk of Brig Berthold
Written on May 7th, 2019
Welcome to 9+Us! While there are 9 players on the field that we are rooting for, we can't forget that a baseball game without the fans is no game at all. This company was founded in 2019 by my wife, Tiffani, and I because we wanted to start a charity to help kids who wanted to play baseball get the equipment they need to play the game. Baseball has been a huge part of our life and happiness, and we want to help spread that happiness.
I took Tiff on our second date to an Orem Owlz game (the Rookie affiliate for the LA Angels) and we honestly fell in love during that game. Throughout the difficulties and joys in our life, baseball has been a constant theme. Our daughter was born days before the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series (we're convinced she was the lucky charm). We purposefully visit places that have MiLB teams. When I came home from a deployment in Afghanistan and had an emergency back surgery, baseball was a welcome distraction that my wife and I could rally behind. The same was true during my wife's cancer treatment in 2018, especially because the ballpark was one of the few places we could safely go on a date. Each year, baseball is our constant.
The love of baseball brings people together in the most wonderful ways. The game gives us something common to rally behind, no matter our differences. It gives us a way to relate and bond, it gives us metaphors for life, and it can give us an opportunity to give back. A portion of all our proceeds will go to support our charity, "Called-Up," which brings baseball equipment to kids who can otherwise not get it themselves.
That's why we created this company. Our goal is to bring people together for a higher good. To make friendships, strengthen family ties, and have a righteous good time. When you wear our apparel, you literally support the game you love and can easily find your tribe. Our shirts are designed for baseball lovers, and you will find other baseball lovers while wearing these shirts!
I can't wait to get to know you and your family. We host meetups at ballgames, support communities by supporting young baseball players in need (through our charity "Called-Up"), we write about the impact of baseball on life in our online magazine, "Baseball Together", and above all, we encourage the spread of America's Pastime.
Love your people, love the game and PLAY BALL!Brig Berthold
Founder & CEO of 9+US | Baseball Together
Nothing Gets Past Him.
Loving Husband and Father.
Also A Passionate Fan.
I have had a passion for baseball since I could walk up to a batting tee. I learned how to throw a 2-seam fastball before I could write my own name and played baseball until I couldn't throw the ball anymore. I grew in the sport as a catcher with great coaches who taught me to love and respect the game and the team.
I joined 9+Us with a passion for sharing a love for baseball in hopes of helping give others the same opportunities I had growing up in the game. I produce the podcast "Baseball Together" with Brig, and write for the online magazine, also called "Baseball Together". I do many things behind the scenes with 9+Us! I currently live with my wife and kids in Western Idaho.
Director of Media Production of 9+Us | Baseball Together