Basketball bores me.
Football frightens me.
Soccer stupefies me.
Golf gags me.
Lacrosse loses me.
Boxing baffles me.
Track tires me,
but with baseball
I evade the winter winds,
cozily sitting in my chair
scanning the sports pages
to see what contracts are
extended and which players
opt for better offers.
I become immersed in
fiction, non-fiction and articles
theorizing about the new season.
I am warm next to my hot stove,
gathering scouting reports and data.
I will be ready for spring training,
and cannot wait for the first pitch.