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How to Eat a Sunflower Seed photo
April 7, 2016 | BASEBALL, Fiction

How to Eat a Sunflower Seed

Evan Lavender-Smith

Otherwise you'll end up with a mouthful of husk shards. 

Last Pitch photo
April 6, 2016 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Last Pitch

Peter Piliere

It is the last inning of the last game of a mediocre season for a mediocre team. 

Two Poems photo
April 5, 2016 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Two Poems

Sandra Marchetti

The Unsayable                       The Chicago Cubs last won a World Series championship in 1908 If it never happened, would<a class="more" href="/web_features/two-poems--61">... more</a>

Nine Things About Bunting photo
April 4, 2016 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Nine Things About Bunting

Tara Roeder

Once I googled “Can you bunt in football?”  Answers.com had a helpful “Answered by the Community” reply: “No.”

Game of the Day: April 29, 2015 photo
July 16, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Game of the Day: April 29, 2015

Jesse Sawyer

We are launching a new project, HOBART HANDBOOKS, the first project of which is our Handbook on Baseball, collecting<a class="more" href="/web_features/game-of-the-day-april-29-2015">... more</a>

A Bunt photo
July 15, 2015 | BASEBALL

A Bunt

Evan Lavender-Smith

We are launching a new project, HOBART HANDBOOKS, the first project of which is our Handbook on Baseball, collecting some of our favorite<a class="more" href="/web_features/a-bunt">... more</a>

Author Notes on "The Wolfman In Barry Bonds" photo
July 14, 2015 | BASEBALL

Author Notes on "The Wolfman In Barry Bonds"

Tim Denevi

On the night during which the events of this essay took place—August 8th, 2003—the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-1. Barry Bonds hit a home run, yes, his 648th...

Introducing: HOBART HANDBOOKS! photo
July 13, 2015 | BASEBALL

Introducing: HOBART HANDBOOKS!

We are launching a new project, HOBART HANDBOOKS, the first project of which is our Handbook on Baseball, collecting<a class="more" href="/web_features/introducing-hobart-handbooks">... more</a>

Game of the Day: Opening Day photo
May 30, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Game of the Day: Opening Day

Jesse Sawyer

April 6, 2014 Opening Day San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium Los Angeles,<a class="more" href="/web_features/game-of-the-day-opening-day">... more</a>

A Brush with the Bigs photo
April 30, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

A Brush with the Bigs

Steve Smith

I was nineteen the summer of 1956 when the Baseball Fairy tapped me with her wand and almost sent me into orbit. 

The Hit King photo
April 30, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Hit King

Michael Nye

Junior is not getting out of his car. It’s January in Ohio, and he has just driven all night from Florida. This car—a 1991 Nissan<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-hit-king">... more</a>

Pop Up photo
April 29, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Pop Up

Wyl Villacres

“But what if it isn’t broken? What if this is the way it’s supposed to be? Like, a new challenge that keeps things interesting. Something unexplainable that helps.”

Baseball Players I Remember... photo
April 28, 2015 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Baseball Players I Remember...

Tao Lin

Baseball Players I Remember (I Watched Baseball 1-4 Years as a Child. I Collected Cards. My Favorite Team Was The<a class="more" href="/web_features/baseball-players-i-remember">... more</a>

The Game photo
April 28, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Game

KJ Roby

Every time our son comes to the plate, I hold my breath.

I Was Potential photo
April 27, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

I Was Potential

Jesse Donaldson

When I was fifteen, I started receiving letters from Division I baseball coaches about the possibility of joining them on such and<a class="more" href="/web_features/i-was-potential">... more</a>

Three Milwaukee Brewers photo
April 24, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Three Milwaukee Brewers

Tyler Koshakow

I didn’t become a fan of baseball until I was in my early twenties. As a teenager, I thought sports were antithetical to the sort of arty, book-reading persona that I had been trying so hard to affect.

Relief photo
April 23, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Relief

Joe Aguilar

They are the junk-baller, the relic, the trickster, the reinvention, the resurrection. A synonym for “reliever” could be “healer.”

Implosion photo
April 22, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Implosion

Thomas Mira y Lopez

When the time came for its demolition, there was no implosion at Shea Stadium.

Long Ball photo
April 21, 2015 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Long Ball

Eliza Callard

I’m not one of those guys who watches the ball launch
off the bat into the right field seats.

How to Pitch a Full Count photo
April 21, 2015 | BASEBALL, Poetry

How to Pitch a Full Count

David Joseph

I trace the windup with my elbow, my arm like a wing
unfurling, red lace licking off my feathertips.

The First Rule is: Don't Speak photo
April 20, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The First Rule is: Don't Speak

Samara Pearlstein

Nobody could be quite certain where it started, but Mr. Met was the first anyone noticed.

Wrigley Field photo
April 20, 2015 | BASEBALL, Comics

Wrigley Field

Pete Witte

Game of the Day: Spring Training photo
April 18, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Game of the Day: Spring Training

Jesse Sawyer

March 7, 2015 Spring Training - Cactus League Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Oakland Athletics Hohokam<a class="more" href="/web_features/game-of-the-day-spring-training">... more</a>

The Eyes of the Storm photo
April 17, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

The Eyes of the Storm

David Wanczyk

“I thought it was boring,” he told me, “partly because I'd just learned English. But learning the language and the terminology and how the game is played was the big change.”

Katamari photo
April 16, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Katamari

Barrett Bowlin

We're hoping to hear some passion tonight at the hotel if we cup our ears up to the door of their room.

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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

A 400-page collection of poems in fours sections: Nicki Minaj Songs, Bob Dylan Songs, Elliott Smith Songs, and 90s Riot Grrrls Songs.

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!

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Dualities

Jason Phoebe Rusch

Jason Phoebe Rusch is a queer writer from the Chicago suburbs. His full-length debut Dualities explores gender and patriarchy from the perspective of a man who was socialized and is currently still read as a woman. He is interested in complication and nuance and messy human failing, his own and that of others.