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Man's Man photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Man's Man

Simon A. Smith

As soon as Joey Steinbach's foot sprung from second base and he made the turn, there was no unplugging it. He'd decided back on first<a class="more" href="/web_features/man-39-s-man">... more</a>

The Eric Chavez Sonnets photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The Eric Chavez Sonnets

Jesse Morse

September 9, 2007 Add incandescent dedication to six gold gloves and get a damaged biceps tendon, a bad back and a<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-eric-chavez-sonnets">... more</a>

Some Little-Known Statistical Anomalies in the Game of Baseball photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Some Little-Known Statistical Anomalies in the Game of Baseball

J. Ryan Stradal

It is not for nothing that baseball has existed since 1846 and now encompasses 30<a class="more" href="/web_features/some-little-known-statistical-anomalies-in-the-game-of-baseball">... more</a>

Baseball Haiku(s)! photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Baseball Haiku(s)!

coach wont stop yelling "watch the signs from the bench coach!" but i hate bunting - Brad Epperson Swing<a class="more" href="/web_features/baseball-haiku-s">... more</a>

An Interview with C.J. Hribal photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Interview

An Interview with C.J. Hribal

Nick Fox

C.J. Hribal (a.k.a. – Juice Hardball) is a stone cold baseball freak. The kind of guy who can tell you who played third<a class="more" href="/web_features/an-interview-with-c-j-hribal">... more</a>

I'd Do It Again, Too photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

I'd Do It Again, Too

Grant Stoye

Cory glares at me across the room. His left eye is swollen and purple. If you look closely you can see his veins throb as<a class="more" href="/web_features/i-39-d-do-it-again-too">... more</a>

Not Just Another Day at the Ballpark photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Not Just Another Day at the Ballpark

Jim Ruland

If the game of baseball is a narrative in numbers, try this one on for size: on Saturday March 30, 2008,<a class="more" href="/web_features/not-just-another-day-at-the-ballpark">... more</a>

The Dark One photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Dark One

Daniel McArdle

I Telltale My dad still has the lanky, deceptively thin frame typical of most pitchers, with long, gibbon-like arms – he is 6'2' but<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-dark-one">... more</a>

The Tools of Ignorance photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Tools of Ignorance

Nick Mainieri

I've seen em all. The pretty boys with all the talent and not an ounce of sack. The Latinos so flashy they trick you<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-tools-of-ignorance">... more</a>

It's Like I Hit a Homerun or Strikeout Every Time... photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

It's Like I Hit a Homerun or Strikeout Every Time...

David Kramer

When I was a kid, my dad took me to a Mets game at Shea on my birthday. I remember walking<a class="more" href="/web_features/it-39-s-like-i-hit-a-homerun-or-strikeout-every-time">... more</a>

Flies photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Flies

Roy Kesey

A friend once told me a story about a kid he'd known who played right field and caught flies. Not fly balls – this kid hated Little League,<a class="more" href="/web_features/flies">... more</a>

Excerpt from: The Phillie Phanatic photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Excerpt

Excerpt from: The Phillie Phanatic

Andrew Ervin

I have been set on fire and pushed down these steep cinderblock steps. The people here have snapped the bones of<a class="more" href="/web_features/excerpt-from-the-phillie-phanatic">... more</a>

I've Got Dreams to Remember photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

I've Got Dreams to Remember

Andrew Bomback

To the editor:  I enjoyed your baseball preview issue but wholeheartedly disagree with your predictions for the<a class="more" href="/web_features/i-39-ve-got-dreams-to-remember">... more</a>

Baseball Haikus photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Baseball Haikus

A swing and a miss. And now the lone samurai Returns to the bench.         - Ted<a class="more" href="/web_features/baseball-haikus">... more</a>

Daisuke Matsuzaka's Other Legendary Talents photo
April 1, 2007 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Daisuke Matsuzaka's Other Legendary Talents

Christopher Monks

“Matsuzaka’s pitching motion is an elegant haiku, beauty captured in three parts separated by two<a class="more" href="/web_features/daisuke-matsuzaka-39-s-other-legendary-talents">... more</a>

Me and the Boy 5-18-06 photo
April 1, 2007 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Me and the Boy 5-18-06

F. John Sharp

Night game   raining on and off   seats in right field   peanuts, nachos, hot dogs  souvenir cap   in fancy modern<a class="more" href="/web_features/me-and-the-boy-5-18-06">... more</a>

Sandy Koufax 1964 photo
April 1, 2007 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Sandy Koufax 1964

Litsa Dremousis

Mark took a pencil out of his royal blue gym bag. He hunted for a scrap of notebook paper, something to write on, but all he could<a class="more" href="/web_features/sandy-koufax-1964">... more</a>

And It's Outta Here photo
April 1, 2007 | BASEBALL, Fiction

And It's Outta Here

Caryn Rose

It's the middle of May, and the temperature has leveled off at a balmy 42 degrees at 7:30 p.m . This is why there were only<a class="more" href="/web_features/and-it-39-s-outta-here">... more</a>

why you should never go to used car sales in minor league ballparks photo
April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

why you should never go to used car sales in minor league ballparks

brad

cheney stadium, home to the now defunct tacoma tigers and current tacoma<a class="more" href="/web_features/why-you-should-never-go-to-used-car-sales-in-minor-league-ballparks">... more</a>

Little Johnny Damon Gets No Respect photo
April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Little Johnny Damon Gets No Respect

Christopher Monks

Little Johnny Damon enjoyed working in the produce section at Whole Foods. He took pleasure in stacking the<a class="more" href="/web_features/little-johnny-damon-gets-no-respect">... more</a>

Mickey Mantle's Liver photo
April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL

Mickey Mantle's Liver

A.M. Amodeo

Summers we watched baseball, my father, my uncle and me sitting riveted for innumerable innings, rooting for the Mets. We<a class="more" href="/web_features/mickey-mantle-39-s-liver">... more</a>

The Worst Series photo
April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Worst Series

Charles West

Tony Montes had always dreamt of the moment he would stand in left field at Candlestick for this, the third game of the World<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-worst-series">... more</a>

Baseball: A Life photo
April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Baseball: A Life

Antonios Maltezos

It was like a chicken farm—a million bodies pressed together, and everyone was gulping at the cooler air overhead. I was still<a class="more" href="/web_features/baseball-a-life">... more</a>

Hot Dog photo
April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Hot Dog

Jesse Morse

There were two strikes and Tony Phillips was at the plate. The A’s were losing to the California Angels in the bottom of the 9th inning, and<a class="more" href="/web_features/hot-dog">... more</a>

All My Childhood Heroes Played Ball photo
April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

All My Childhood Heroes Played Ball

Devan Sagliani

She slurps her cherry cola loudly through her novelty straw and winks at me. I’m just turning eleven. She’s got<a class="more" href="/web_features/all-my-childhood-heroes-played-ball">... more</a>

Recent Books

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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.