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Seams photo
August 4, 2014 | Nonfiction, BASEBALL

Seams

Jill Talbot

When I think back on it, it’s a couple of seconds, a rush from the plate to the mound, a flash, a gasp, and my grip on my father’s... more

Ode to Joy photo
April 30, 2014 | BASEBALL

Ode to Joy

Jim Ruland

  People spend their whole lives struggling to get what they think they want, and even if they get it, they find that it’s... more

You Think You Can Stop Me photo
April 30, 2014 | Fiction, BASEBALL

You Think You Can Stop Me

Dennis Scott Herbert

You Think You Can Stop Me?? You can’t stop me.  So they don’t let me bring my cooler no more, big... more

The Catcher’s Shadow photo
April 29, 2014 | BASEBALL

The Catcher’s Shadow

Joe Aguilar

Any hitter can read any catcher’s shadow. Adjust for time of day and source of light, adjust for pitcher arm slot,... more

Baseball Fan photo
April 28, 2014 | BASEBALL

Baseball Fan

Shane Kowalski

In the bedroom, my girlfriend, every time she climaxes, shouts out: Bob Feller! She is a big baseball fan. Does it bother me... more

The Most Mets Thing That Ever Happened (That Day). photo
April 28, 2014 | BASEBALL

The Most Mets Thing That Ever Happened (That Day).

Amy Rossi

Are you fucking kidding? It came down the last game of the season, which is what it is supposed... more

Veteran Broadcaster Art Luce Signs Off photo
April 24, 2014 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Veteran Broadcaster Art Luce Signs Off

Matt Izzi

Two outs to go in the season, eight-nothing Huskies, it’s been a swinging party and nobody invited the... more

Depth of Field photo
April 23, 2014 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Depth of Field

Sarah Malone

François was working on a baseball campaign, the design and effects for it, two thirty second spots and a sixty, and fifteens... more

Until the Light is Off photo
April 22, 2014 | BASEBALL

Until the Light is Off

James Yates

Visiting hours ran until eight o’clock that night. Matt sat by his father’s bed and thumbed through some text... more

Base Running photo
April 21, 2014 | Poetry, BASEBALL

Base Running

Russell Brakefield

August burns on and a quiet resin lifts from my skin. The ruins of my body idling on the couch. Drunk again or just resigned to... more

THE 2014 AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON, AS PREDICTED BY J. RYAN STRADAL photo
April 18, 2014 | BASEBALL

THE 2014 AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON, AS PREDICTED BY J. RYAN STRADAL

J. Ryan Stradal

  AL EAST 1. Tampa Bay Rays WHY: Erik Bedard, who was the... more

2 Poems photo
April 17, 2014 | BASEBALL

2 Poems

Daniel Romo

Doubleheader I no longer enjoy the game, yet I play every Sunday, trading church clothes for a uniform, exchanging a plate... more

Whether You Win or Lose photo
April 16, 2014 | BASEBALL

Whether You Win or Lose

Christine Fadden

Uncle Max picked me up for tryouts. I must have been fidgety. I changed the radio station a half dozen times before turning... more

2 Poems photo
April 15, 2014 | BASEBALL

2 Poems

Jacob Collins-Wilson

My Father as a Baseball Coach His hands are golden, approaching leather. He wears a mid-night blue windbreaker because coaching... more

The First Game photo
April 14, 2014 | Nonfiction, BASEBALL

The First Game

Nicholas Ward

We parked on Michigan Avenue like we always would, walking hand-in-hand through Corktown, the oldest neighborhood in Detroit. We... more

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2014 MLB Season -- Andrew Ervin photo
April 11, 2014 | BASEBALL

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2014 MLB Season -- Andrew Ervin

Andrew Ervin

On these frigid afternoons between the Ides of March and Opening Day, when... more

For Jake "The Snake" Roberts, on the Occasion of Making an Unlikely Out in Centerfield During a Charity Softball Game photo
April 10, 2014 | Poetry, BASEBALL

For Jake "The Snake" Roberts, on the Occasion of Making an Unlikely Out in Centerfield During a Charity Softball Game

Paul Arrand Rodgers

Like every catch before... more

The Thrill photo
April 9, 2014 | BASEBALL

The Thrill

Edmund Sandoval

Growing up my favorite ball player was Will Clark. Will the Thrill. Number 22 of the San Fran Gigantes. That sweet swing like some kind... more

No No photo
April 8, 2014 | BASEBALL

No No

Kevin Maloney

[Dock] Ellis threw a no-hitter on June 12, 1970. He later stated that he accomplished the feat under the influence of LSD. -... more

who are the Bash Brothers, son? do you even know? photo
April 7, 2014 | BASEBALL

who are the Bash Brothers, son? do you even know?

Brad Epperson

used to bring my glove no fan would be without one allure of the foul   I used to... more

Shoeless Joe Was a Pelican photo
April 4, 2014 | BASEBALL

Shoeless Joe Was a Pelican

Nicholas Mainieri

My city’s NBA team has renamed themselves after a baseball club. The New Orleans Pelicans were established near the... more

Edwards, On the Next Flight Out of Town photo
April 3, 2014 | BASEBALL

Edwards, On the Next Flight Out of Town

Andrew Forbes

Edwards, wild, couldn't get out of the first. He put the first three guys on and then walked one in, gave... more

The Fathers at the Little League Field   photo
April 2, 2014 | Poetry, BASEBALL

The Fathers at the Little League Field  

Amorak Huey

Above them, the field lights hum to life, // a million moths clump and whirl and dive. / The game has tightened in the late innings, // the shouting grows tense, important. / Cigarettes are flicked into the gravel, // embers blur to ash.

At Bat photo
April 1, 2014 | BASEBALL

At Bat

Susan Hope Lanier

Number 28 slams the butt of his bat to the ground and the 24-ounce weight slides off. From under his red batting helmet the right fielder is... more

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2014 MLB Season -- Stewart O'Nan photo
March 31, 2014 | BASEBALL

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2014 MLB Season -- Stewart O'Nan

Stewart O'Nan

For the last couple of years, we've asked some of our favorite writers and... more

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