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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 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

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 | BASEBALL, Poetry

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

Colette Arrand

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 | BASEBALL, Poetry

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

A Phan's Notes: the Professional Ballplayer photo
September 14, 2013 | A Phan's Notes

A Phan's Notes: the Professional Ballplayer

Justin St. Germain

As I write this, on a Friday afternoon in early August, the Phillies are losing 7-2 in Washington, and... more

A Phan's Notes: Veterans photo
August 2, 2013 | A Phan's Notes

A Phan's Notes: Veterans

Justin St. Germain

As I write this, just past noon on the Fourth of July, the Phillies are losing to the Pirates 2-1 in the bottom of the... more

Everything I know about postmodernism I learned from the Phillies photo
June 21, 2013 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Everything I know about postmodernism I learned from the Phillies

Christopher Cocca

"As a term, postmodernism came into my vocabulary in 1988.  It had not yet moved from art and English and music into theology the way it has in recent years by then, but it was, of course, still extant in the visual codes of culture."

A Phan's Notes: Rooting for Laundry photo
June 8, 2013 | A Phan's Notes

A Phan's Notes: Rooting for Laundry

Justin St. Germain

The Phillies recently came to Phoenix, the closest pro baseball city to me, for a four-game set on... more

A Phan's Notes: On Patience photo
May 11, 2013 | A Phan's Notes

A Phan's Notes: On Patience

Justin St. Germain

As I write this, nearly a month into the season, my beloved Phillies flounder in third place. Even that dubious... more

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2013 MLB Season -- Jess Walter photo
April 30, 2013 | BASEBALL

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2013 MLB Season -- Jess Walter

Jess Walter

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

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2013 MLB Season -- Baseball for Druggies by Jim Ruland photo
April 29, 2013 | BASEBALL

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2013 MLB Season -- Baseball for Druggies by Jim Ruland

Jim Ruland

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

Hands of Grace photo
April 26, 2013 | BASEBALL

Hands of Grace

Jamie Yates

  September 13, 1998 Murphy's was packed beyond any regard to occupancy regulations, and this made Evan both... more

Grace photo
April 26, 2013 | BASEBALL

Grace

Peter Witte

The night before we met Mark Grace, dad had too many Michelobs and was more generous than usual with his baseball assessments. “He... more

Portrait in the Mirror Behind the Bar photo
April 25, 2013 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Portrait in the Mirror Behind the Bar

Rich Smith

Anyone who loves Tim loves him for the same reason. He hit one home run. "Did you ever hit... more

Life Ain’t Easy for a Girl Named Mickey photo
April 24, 2013 | BASEBALL

Life Ain’t Easy for a Girl Named Mickey

Courtney Preiss

"Mickey Mantle?" he says. "That can't be real. Your name is Mickey Mantle?"

 

Jonah, The Whale photo
April 23, 2013 | BASEBALL

Jonah, The Whale

Holly Wendt

It was March 6 when Jonah Jimenez threw a perfect game in Spring Training, ninety-four pitches all-told, and fifty more than any... more

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