Stats in the Air

I have chosen you to listen
To the inclinations, derivations of inclement
Weathering around the edges of what is
Known about the differences between

The settled and the set-up scheme.
I love baseball statistics, its categorizing
And rating of what may not even have been
Seen by the less than observant

Watching the hot dog wrappers blowing
On this late afternoon in a lop-sided loss
By the local team, looking at their scuffed
Cleats, thinking of future beers and not

Thinking about their batting average
Or the quiet of the hometown fans
As all analysis misses the learned move
To first that picks off the contemplative wanderer.

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