The inspiration for today’s poem was the following question posted on a small talk thread on Internations a social media for ex-pats. Btw… I live in Sweden but manage to attend a couple of games each year at Safeco.
Q: If a baseball and a bat cost $1.10 together, and the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost?
A: 0.05 for the ball and a dollar more i.e 1.05 for the bat.
“Baseball: off-season withdrawal”
Guys and girls I hope you’re satisfied now
The question is answered, even method of how
My longing is stirred – for next season NOW!
It’s still DECEMBER for god’s sake
Apirl 1st a long wait- so hard to take!
Your question of a baseball bat and ball
Spiked my fever & off-season withdrawal!
I want green grass – clear open blue sky
Hotdog with mustard – it’s tradition that’s why!
A game with no clock – just the pitcher’s pace
A game of strategy-strength-speed & grace
9 innings and maybe more – as long as it takes!
A game of inches – in a cavernous coliseum
Balls rocket off bats – you can hardly see ‘em!
A game decided by wind, weather or team play
Or just one error – a simple throw gone astray!
In a baseball crowd
It’s best if it’s loud
The mascots antics
Opinionated fan fanatics
Candid fan camera shots
Goofy dancing -LOL allot!
Baseball is one modern age town square
In shape of a diamond, off-seasons aren’t fair!
So be kind toward the withdrawal symptoms I admit
Don’t question ball & bat pricing compared to a mitt!