When I was a kid, believe it or not, I was not very "sporty." So it should not come as a shock to you that I never played any kind of sports or did anything that could be misconstrued as a sport. I knew kids who played soccer, who played baseball, who played kickball, all sorts of things. But me, I was always the more bookish kind. I would be more easily found reading a book on baseball than actually playing baseball.