It is roughly 36 days until the first team reports for spring training. With that in mind I thought I would bust out one of my favorite baseball poems. Being a Braves fan I never got to see either pitch, but have heard and read many stories.
This was first published in the Boston Globe in 1948. That year Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain went a combined 39-27 for the first place Braves. Of course, they were even better in 1947 each winning 21 games.
First we’ll use Spahn
then we’ll use Sain
Then an off day
followed by rain
Back will come Spahn
followed by Sain
by two days of rain.
Here is hoping for baseball to get here as quick as it can. What baseball poetry do you enjoy? Post some of your favorites in the comments below.
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.