Posted by Steve Yeich | Posted in Humor article | Posted on 19-04-2012
(I wrote this about 2 years ago and since we are at the start of a new baseball season it is a good time to repost it.)
Since we are into the baseball playoff season, and sexually I like to refer to myself as a fall classic (I can dream, can’t I?) I thought it would be apropos to point out the similarities between baseball and sex as one ages:
A good young shortstop can go deep in the hole to make a great play that everyone enjoys. An aging shortstop might still be able to go deep in the hole but he can’t always pull off the great play anymore.
When you are young and versatile you are able to play every position there is.
As you get older you don’t move as well as you used to so you only want to play one position or sometimes two. Playing every position is too hard but you still get a lot of enjoyment at those one or two positions because you are still in the game.
As a pitcher you can still go the distance when you need to but it’s okay to come on in relief and just make a short appearance. After all, your fastball still has a lot of movement on it.
As a hitter you can still swing the bat pretty well and you can still hit the long ball.
Sometimes it’s okay to only get to first or second base. You don’t need to hit a home run every time you get to the plate.
The fans still love to see you play…oops! Wait a minute, I was thinking of an aging stripper.
…And one of the best comparisons of all is that it is a game that can be enjoyed at any age.
(For women the game would be soft ball and I don’t even want to go there.)