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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 end... 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 up... 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 Mother’s... 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

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 isn’t... 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 grateful and... 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 one?"
He'll... 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

Predictions photo
April 22, 2013 | BASEBALL

Predictions

T.S. Flynn

We made it. The 2013 Major League Baseball season is right there in front of us, a vast expanse of fastballs and line drives, diving... more

Lisa De Leeuw Listens to a Dodgers Game, June 1989 photo
April 19, 2013 | BASEBALL

Lisa De Leeuw Listens to a Dodgers Game, June 1989

William Boyle

She can hear the crowd humming through the speakers. The announcer is the same announcer she's... more

Explaining An Affinity for R.A. Dickey photo
April 18, 2013 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Explaining An Affinity for R.A. Dickey

Lauri Anderson Alford

 

            after A.E. Stallings

That his fingernails are immaculate, shaped
into thin arches of... more

The Loneliness of the Designated Pinch Runner photo
April 17, 2013 | BASEBALL

The Loneliness of the Designated Pinch Runner

Terrance Wedin

— Sunday, October 13th, 1974 –Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

 

In the dugout, waiting to... more

The Umpire photo
April 16, 2013 | BASEBALL

The Umpire

Eric Nusbaum

The thought of home was more than he could bear. The sunk-in feeling of his recliner, the smell of Linda’s pot roast, the weight of her... more

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2013 MLB Season -- Nick Mainieri photo
April 15, 2013 | BASEBALL

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2013 MLB Season -- Nick Mainieri

Nick Mainieri

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

Who Are These People? Very Short Stories About the New Faces Around the American League West photo
April 14, 2013 | BASEBALL

Who Are These People? Very Short Stories About the New Faces Around the American League West

J. Ryan Stradal

 

Houston Astros: Chia-Jen Lo, P

Dang, it’s... more

A Phan's Notes: The Twilight of Roy Halladay photo
April 13, 2013 | BASEBALL, A Phan's Notes

A Phan's Notes: The Twilight of Roy Halladay

Justin St. Germain

I’ve resolved this baseball season to watch every game played by my favorite team, the... more

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Elizabeth Ellen

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Chloe Caldwell

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


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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

Saul Stories is a linked collection that explores the relationships between a forty-year-old female artist, her teenaged daughter, and her daughter's friends. With ferocious realism, the book interrogates how children of differing classes and races are treated in the U.S., and the salacious and skeptical ways the current culture views cross-generational friendships. But most potently—in narratives taking place in Denny's and movie theatres and living rooms and cars—Saul Stories wonders what it means to be a woman and an artist and a mother, all at once.