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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... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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.

Forbes Field photo
April 15, 2015 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Forbes Field

Joan Leotta

By the seventh stretch
We gave up.

Way to Go photo
April 15, 2015 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Way to Go

Jeff Coomer

Punching our gloves as the sun raced toward dinner, 
we sorted into teams and agreed on the rules
in a minute or less.

Still, It Was Baseball photo
April 14, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Still, It Was Baseball

Chad Schuster

You could tell Heather was a catcher by looking at her thighs, but she brought an infielder's mitt to the game that day.

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2015 MLB Season -- Courtney Preiss photo
April 13, 2015 | BASEBALL

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2015 MLB Season -- Courtney Preiss

Courtney Preiss

There is no bond quite like the one Yankees fans in New England share.

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2015 MLB Season -- Andrew Ervin photo
April 10, 2015 | BASEBALL

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2015 MLB Season -- Andrew Ervin

Andrew Ervin

Here in Philadelphia, there’s a comfortable familiarity in the air, a sense of... more

A Player's Guide to Spring Training, Pt. 3: Pitching photo
April 9, 2015 | BASEBALL

A Player's Guide to Spring Training, Pt. 3: Pitching

Emily Nemens

Throw one hundred miles per hour, fastballs so fast the shortstop slaps you on the ass at the end of the inning.

Mill Valley Little League, 1999 to 2004 photo
April 8, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Mill Valley Little League, 1999 to 2004

Dylan Fisher

David
Could be anyone by now. I hope he's okay. I hope they're all okay.

Baseball Poems photo
April 7, 2015 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Baseball Poems

Karen Weyant

I miss the moment his bat cracks the ball.

Baseball's Cruel Lexicon photo
April 6, 2015 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Baseball's Cruel Lexicon

Nicholas Mainieri

We’re speaking of salvation, god damn it,
And only the incurious break slumps.

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

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