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A Conversation with John Warner & Tom Williams photo
April 1, 2012 | Interview

A Conversation with John Warner & Tom Williams

 

Tom Williams: What do you find funny?


John Warner: I find lots of things funny, and<a class="more" href="/web_features/a-conversation-with-john-warner-amp-tom-williams">... more</a>

HOBART "expert" picks for the 2012 Season photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL

HOBART "expert" picks for the 2012 Season

 









Jim Ruland,
Author<a class="more" href="/web_features/hobart-quot-expert-quot-picks-for-the-2012-season">... more</a>

A Visit to the Dock photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

A Visit to the Dock

Bruce Harris

Most baseball fans remember the late Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis for his June 12, 1970 no-hitter against the San Diego<a class="more" href="/web_features/a-visit-to-the-dock">... more</a>

The Holding, The Explosion photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

The Holding, The Explosion

Caleb Curtiss

Four hours before my 3rd shift, Sertaun is behind home plate calling balls and strikes and I am hung over as shit standing<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-holding-the-explosion">... more</a>

Ken Burns' Little League photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Ken Burns' Little League

Dan Moreau

 

Episode 1
Humble Beginnings

The first official Little League was played in 1882 on a balmy summer afternoon<a class="more" href="/web_features/ken-burns-39-little-league">... more</a>

Only Catchers Get Credit For Their Unflinchingness photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Only Catchers Get Credit For Their Unflinchingness

Ronald Metellus

The Catcher showed his pointer finger, the signal for a fastball. Two fingers issued a polite<a class="more" href="/web_features/only-catchers-get-credit-for-their-unflinchingness">... more</a>

Baseball is Poetry photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Baseball is Poetry

Sam Ramos

 

Mike Hampton - P

When I wore my Astros hat and jersey to see them play the Cubs at Wrigley Field, someone threw a<a class="more" href="/web_features/baseball-is-poetry">... more</a>

Craig Griffey photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Craig Griffey

Mark Baumer

Craig Griffey ate snowflakes because he thought it would make him better at baseball.

When Craig Griffey was six he almost retired<a class="more" href="/web_features/craig-griffey">... more</a>

Little League Primer photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Little League Primer

Daniel Romo

 

Pitcher (1)

Often the biggest and most talented. Best arm on the team. A steady fastball, a heady game. Wise beyond<a class="more" href="/web_features/little-league-primer">... more</a>

Saturday photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Saturday

Kara Vernor

Girls, sweating in their polyester knickers, await their turns at the plate. Ankles clacking, mouths breathing, “We want a pitcher, not a<a class="more" href="/web_features/saturday">... more</a>

Out In The World photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Out In The World

Curtis Dawkins

Renteria almost hits one out in the bottom of the ninth of a 3-3 game against Cleveland. It’s been a nightmare season of almosts<a class="more" href="/web_features/out-in-the-world">... more</a>

Rotation photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Rotation

James Scott

They said the scar tissue would break up in your shoulder, and that this could be a painful process. You imagine it cracking like dry earth<a class="more" href="/web_features/rotation">... more</a>

The Day the Music Should Have Died: Game 7 of the 1979 World Series photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

The Day the Music Should Have Died: Game 7 of the 1979 World Series

Benjamin Lyon

We are family
I got all my sisters with me

Do you know the song “We are<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-day-the-music-should-have-died-game-7-of-the-1979-world-series">... more</a>