Does your friend ever listen to audiobooks? For a lot of books I read, if I really enjoy it I'll try and find the audiobook for it. I just recently got Don Quixote. 47 hours of one of the greatest stories in history. My uncles sight is failing and I've gotten him a bunch of audiobooks to listen to on his MP3 player, and now he's sending me lists of books he wants me to try and find the audio version for. They're a far fling from baseball, but they could very well keep the boredom at bay during the off season.
"...and she says, 'That's not my expansion slot.' So my friend says, 'That's not my gold plated 22-pin connector!! Ah-hahahaHA!"