Spring training inspires hope for the upcoming season, but for the true baseball fan, it brings forth all the emotions of romantic love. It's no surprise that it inspires poetry of the finest caliber. Enjoy this piece:
I live for this, all 30 teams,
And countless ambitions of childhood dreams.
The little league bats that grew into lumber,
The jerseys they wore of their role model’s number.
They’re heroes, they’re goats, they make grown men cry,
They can drive us to madness with one dropped pop fly.
Two leagues, 6 divisions, one World Series mission,
I live for their tribute to raw competition.
That's just one verse of seven. Go read the rest, and remember the next time that you spit vitriol at Yankee fans that there are good ones out there including ones that write like this.