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A Visit to the Dock photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

A Visit to the Dock

Bruce Harris

Most baseball fans remember the late Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis for his June 12, 1970 no-hitter against the San Diego... more

The Holding, The Explosion photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

The Holding, The Explosion

Caleb Curtiss

Four hours before my 3rd shift, Sertaun is behind home plate calling balls and strikes and I am hung over as shit standing... more

Ken Burns' Little League photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Ken Burns' Little League

Dan Moreau

 

Episode 1
Humble Beginnings

The first official Little League was played in 1882 on a balmy summer afternoon... more

Only Catchers Get Credit For Their Unflinchingness photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Only Catchers Get Credit For Their Unflinchingness

Ronald Metellus

The Catcher showed his pointer finger, the signal for a fastball. Two fingers issued a polite... more

Baseball is Poetry photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Baseball is Poetry

Sam Ramos

 

Mike Hampton - P

When I wore my Astros hat and jersey to see them play the Cubs at Wrigley Field, someone threw a... more

Craig Griffey photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Craig Griffey

Mark Baumer

Craig Griffey ate snowflakes because he thought it would make him better at baseball.

When Craig Griffey was six he almost retired... more

Little League Primer photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Little League Primer

Daniel Romo

 

Pitcher (1)

Often the biggest and most talented. Best arm on the team. A steady fastball, a heady game. Wise beyond... more

Saturday photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Saturday

Kara Vernor

Girls, sweating in their polyester knickers, await their turns at the plate. Ankles clacking, mouths breathing, “We want a pitcher, not a... more

Out In The World photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Out In The World

Curtis Dawkins

Renteria almost hits one out in the bottom of the ninth of a 3-3 game against Cleveland. It’s been a nightmare season of almosts... more

Rotation photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Rotation

James Scott

They said the scar tissue would break up in your shoulder, and that this could be a painful process. You imagine it cracking like dry earth... more

The Day the Music Should Have Died: Game 7 of the 1979 World Series photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

The Day the Music Should Have Died: Game 7 of the 1979 World Series

Benjamin Lyon

We are family
I got all my sisters with me

Do you know the song “We are... more

HOBART Picks the 2011 Season photo
April 1, 2011 | Nonfiction, BASEBALL

HOBART Picks the 2011 Season

 





Stewart O'Nan,
Author of Emily, Alone, Last Night at the Lobster, and Faithful:... more

Seventh Inning Stretch photo
April 1, 2011 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Seventh Inning Stretch

Alice Lowe

 

America’s Game: It is the place where memory gathers.
 – Walt Whitman

1.
My mother, Brooklyn-born and raised,... more

Jesus Can't Hit A Curveball photo
April 1, 2011 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Jesus Can't Hit A Curveball

Patrick Walczy

He doesn’t float to the plate, just walks. A smattering of applause, what you’d expect on a Wednesday afternoon. “Now... more

The Mistakes of Summer photo
April 1, 2011 | Fiction, BASEBALL

The Mistakes of Summer

Wendy Oleson

 

Expecting Dodger Stadium to be half as awesome as Camelback Ranch

Asking husband why he can't lay down a bunt like... more

Dan Sanders Hits A Grand Slam photo
April 1, 2011 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Dan Sanders Hits A Grand Slam

Dan Sanders

Home to First: 


Is that really going out?  Really? Jesus. C'mon don't — Oh god damn it.  

Ok — head down,... more

The Nine Innings of Morrie Rath photo
April 1, 2011 | Fiction, BASEBALL

The Nine Innings of Morrie Rath

Aubrey Hirsch

Inning 1:

Morrie is all pins and needles going into his first at-bat. It's his first at-bat in a World Series... more

Two Baseball Atrocities photo
April 1, 2011 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Two Baseball Atrocities

John Dermot Woods

LATE SEASON

In Remington, concerned neighbors who had not seen Mrs. Gross, an elderly woman who lived alone in a corner... more

The Man With Two Arms (An Excerpt) photo
April 1, 2010 | BASEBALL, Excerpt

The Man With Two Arms (An Excerpt)

Billy Lombardo

In the summer that followed Danny's sophomore year at U-High, he took Bridget to a White Sox game. He knocked at... more

An Interview with Billy Lombardo photo
April 1, 2010 | BASEBALL, Fiction

An Interview with Billy Lombardo

Seth Pollins

I met Billy Lombardo in the summer of 2007 on a sun drenched patch of grass under the Blue Ridge Mountains in... more

Spinning Yarns photo
April 1, 2010 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Spinning Yarns

Thomas Mundt

I did some fact-checking after the wedding. I bet you thought I never would, but I did. And you know what I found out? You were never... more

A Simpler Creature photo
April 1, 2010 | BASEBALL, Fiction

A Simpler Creature

Nicholas Mainieri

Pop loved two things, but I inherited his affection for one of those only. He read me bedtime stories during the off-season. The... more

Love and Theft, 1988 photo
April 1, 2010 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Love and Theft, 1988

Pasha Malla

I enjoy stealing. It's just as simple as that.
Jane's Addiction, "Been Caught Stealing"

Bear with me here: I don't know... more

How Lucky, She Thought photo
April 1, 2010 | BASEBALL, Fiction

How Lucky, She Thought

Kelcy D. Wilburn

She woke up as excited as she had twenty years ago on a St. Patrick's Day morning in her childhood home, despite the fact that... more

Heart of the Hide photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Heart of the Hide

Paul Silverman

Frank wanted a "heart of the hide" glove ever since he was in the PeeWees, but the dad of all knowledge said nothing doing, a... more

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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.