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Curveball photo
April 21, 2018 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Curveball

Ed Meek

It was a slow curveā€”a big bender,
spinning against the trajectory
of the ball. It hung
at the apex
suspending
time
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Balls and Strikes III: Transfiguration photo
April 20, 2018 | BASEBALL

Balls and Strikes III: Transfiguration

Richard Johnston

The victim was the leadoff hitter for the Matsushima Baseball Ocean Temple Gods in the bottom of the first.

Talk Show Poems &amp; other miscellany photo
April 19, 2018 | Poetry

Talk Show Poems & other miscellany

Elizabeth Ellen

Letterman wore khakis and the camera angled up his crotch. I watched every night or set my VCR to record on the rare occasion I left my apartment.

Home Run Heroes photo
April 19, 2018 | BASEBALL

Home Run Heroes

Bob May

His gravesite at Holy Cross Cemetery brought a lump to my throat.

Past Time photo
April 18, 2018 | BASEBALL

Past Time

Miranda Forman

Because fifteen feet and a quarter-sized hunk of aluminum is nothing against the smell of oiled leather...

Reporting Near Calvary Church photo
April 17, 2018 | BASEBALL

Reporting Near Calvary Church

Jay Lee Ellis

Just mid-February but a day like summer

I Keep Bumping Into Candy Maldonado photo
April 16, 2018 | BASEBALL

I Keep Bumping Into Candy Maldonado

Jordan Moffatt

I saw Candy the next time I went out. And the time after that. And the time after that.

Balls and Strikes II: And the Word Was God photo
April 13, 2018 | BASEBALL

Balls and Strikes II: And the Word Was God

Richard Johnston

I suppose all sports officials are gods of a sort...

Alexis photo
April 12, 2018 | BASEBALL

Alexis

Alex Perez

After a loss, I’d seen him throw his gear in the garbage and denounce baseball altogether.

This is my brain on baseball photo
April 11, 2018 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

This is my brain on baseball

Alice Lowe

Crack! The sound of impact, ball on bat...

Having a Catch with Dad Is Much Harder Than Field of Dreams Makes It Out to Be photo
April 10, 2018 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Having a Catch with Dad Is Much Harder Than Field of Dreams Makes It Out to Be

Patrick Walczy

In the original cut of the movie, Ray says, “You wanna have a catch?” But test audiences were disappointed with the complete lack of father-son acknowledgement.

So You'd Better Pay Attention photo
April 9, 2018 | BASEBALL

So You'd Better Pay Attention

Mitchell Nobis

Later I’ll tell him that in baseball you never know where the ball will go...

Balls and Strikes I: Not about Astronauts photo
April 6, 2018 | BASEBALL

Balls and Strikes I: Not about Astronauts

Richard Johnston

My friends lived for bottle rockets and Boy Scout merit badges; I, however, lived for called third strikes.

Tourists photo
April 5, 2018 | BASEBALL

Tourists

Matthew Fiander

Ron's list of aggravations has only grown over time. My job was to just quietly field them.

Congratulate Me, Too photo
April 4, 2018 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Congratulate Me, Too

Josh Sippie

I couldn’t cut my hair (I’m no sheep) and I sure as hell couldn’t change my love of the Houston Astros.

Three Poems photo
April 3, 2018 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Three Poems

Karen J. Weyant

I ended up in right field, ponytail eschew, cap falling to the bridge of my nose, shadowing my freckled cheeks.

The Kid photo
April 2, 2018 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The Kid

Bryce Emley

I don’t think it made a sound.