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Bonding at Home Base photo
April 30, 2021 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Bonding at Home Base

Sally Simon

Come late spring, my dad turned into a man I didn’t recognize. Normally a quiet man who spent his free hours taking a nap on the couch, he morphed into a talkative baseball fanatic. The Philadelphia

Two Poems photo
April 30, 2021 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Two Poems

Evan Jerome Williams

Here Comes The King

I was supposed to live at Dad’s the next day, but the Cardinals kept adding innings to innings and who can miss a game like that, the way a city like St. Louis breathes a year

The Hot Dogs of Physics photo
April 29, 2021 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The Hot Dogs of Physics

Claire Gallagher

We were allowed to be alone in the stadium, an object which is infinite. Prove it.
I can’t remember if we took the bus. More likely your dad dropped us in traffic and the civic door thunked on our

Dr. Phil and I Go to the Batting Cages photo
April 28, 2021 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Dr. Phil and I Go to the Batting Cages

Katie Darby Mullins

 

“The feeling of aluminum ringing up through your wrist
When you hit the sweet spot
Because you can always clip it and get to first
But that vibration, that's the game,”
I say, but Dr. Phil

National Pastime photo
April 27, 2021 | BASEBALL, Fiction

National Pastime

Brett Biebel

Somewhere in the archives of Baseball America, there’s a story by an Italian journalist named Giovanna de la something or other, and she attempts to verify, through old box scores and personal

The Field photo
April 26, 2021 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

The Field

Maureen Mancini Amaturo

Just ahead is the familiar field, a diamond with rounded corners. I walk up with head down, anticipating that time will drag its feet while I sit and wish I could be attending to other things. But

4 Poems photo
April 26, 2021 | BASEBALL, Poetry

4 Poems

Matt Mitchell

I think to myself, that must’ve been Kenny’s doing,
and quickly look for a spare centerfield wall nearby,
so I can climb into the sky
and maybe somehow replace what was stolen.

The New Opening Day photo
April 23, 2021 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The New Opening Day

John Paul Carillo

The paper said my team (Sand Gnats) had a chance this year (second season with the new name), so I opened the fridge, opened a beer, sat down, and turned the TV on to watch the first game of the

A Favor for The Dude photo
April 22, 2021 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

A Favor for The Dude

Mike Andrelczyk

My brother and I were standing outside of the 30th street station in Philadelphia.

I forget how old we were but we were old enough that our mom let us take the train alone from Lancaster to

The Kid photo
April 21, 2021 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Kid

Tommy Vollman

The one and only time I ever met Ken Griffey, Jr. was at a baseball clinic.

I was hitting off a tee when he strolled up behind me. I was 12, and Junior was still in high school, a volunteer, but

On the 20th Anniversary... photo
April 20, 2021 | BASEBALL, Poetry

On the 20th Anniversary...

Matthew Medendorp

On the 20th Anniversary of Randy Johnson Hitting A Dove Mid-Air with A Fastball During Spring Training in Tucson, Arizona

I.

There must be something there
about peace and the odds of it all:
a

I want to give Glenn Burke a high five photo
April 20, 2021 | BASEBALL, Poetry

I want to give Glenn Burke a high five

Lauren Lopez

I want to give Glenn Burke a high five / I want to give Glenn Burke a high five for seeing Dusty Baker’s raised hand and just hitting it / I want to give Glenn Burke a high five for coming out in 1978

A Poem That Takes Place on September 26th photo
April 19, 2021 | BASEBALL, Poetry

A Poem That Takes Place on September 26th

Hattie Jean Hayes

My legs on yours, in the stadium lights,
I have only just learned your name.
You point, across the outfield,
at the worst fight we will ever have.

I can barely make it out in the crowd
of

Choking Up photo
April 16, 2021 | BASEBALL, Comics

Choking Up

Brian Kelley

Shift photo
April 15, 2021 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Shift

Sandra Marchetti

It was the first walk I’ve taken
through the neighborhood
so late in summer without
listening to a ballgame.

Those voices from Toronto,
Cincinnati, L.A.—the waves
of crowd noise

An Inning at Camden Yards photo
April 14, 2021 | BASEBALL, Fiction

An Inning at Camden Yards

Peter Tyree Morrison Colwell

It took me all morning to build the fence.  I used old lawn chairs, cardboard boxes, and rusty sign posts from the dumpster behind 7-Eleven.  I meant for it to look like Camden Yards.  The right field

Afterparty photo
April 13, 2021 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Afterparty

Maura Monaghan

Across the basement, your best friend pitches graduation balloons like they’re weightless baseballs. You swing with a curtain rod that had fallen behind the couch (your mom will ask about that

Stickball photo
April 12, 2021 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Stickball

Nicholas DelloRusso

Mike and Nick and Tom are already playing stickball in the back lot when Dad drops you off at P.S. 236. On one brick wall they’ve chalked a strike zone, on the floor is a powder-blue pitcher’s mound

Dispatches from the Treehouse: The Cutout Year  photo
April 9, 2021 | Dispatches from the Treehouse, BASEBALL

Dispatches from the Treehouse: The Cutout Year 

Joseph Horton

Last year, Tim and I bought cardboard cutouts of ourselves ($129 each, apparently for charity) that watched every Athletics game in the stadium that we could not.

Dispatches from the Treehouse: The Cutout Year  photo
April 9, 2021 | Dispatches from the Treehouse, BASEBALL

Dispatches from the Treehouse: The Cutout Year 

Joseph Horton

Last year, Tim and I bought cardboard cutouts of ourselves ($129 each, apparently for charity) that watched every Athletics game in the stadium that we could not.

Lessons in Manhood photo
April 9, 2021 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Lessons in Manhood

Minna Dubin

My husband Paul and I are drinking beers and eating hot dogs at the baseball stadium in San Francisco. It’s even a little boring, and I have my back to the field for a while so can I face my friends

B & W TV photo
April 8, 2021 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

B & W TV

Susan Parker

In 1949 we had viewed television for three years on a 12” screen. It inhabited a large wooden box with doors that pulled out and covered the picture tube when not in use. For the most part in those

Take Me Out But Bring Me Back, Too by Rachel Mans McKenny photo
April 7, 2021 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Take Me Out But Bring Me Back, Too by Rachel Mans McKenny

Rachel Mans McKenny

We were on vacation in Kansas City. Knowing I had never been to a major league game, my in-laws got my husband and me tickets to the Royals while they agreed to stay back at the hotel room with our

Husky Park photo
April 6, 2021 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Husky Park

T.J. Larkey

Bishop and I were smoking a joint on the pitcher’s mound. We drew dicks with our fingers next our school’s logo. It was mid-March, around midnight. I stopped drawing dicks and looked up at the empty

The last time I saw Aunt Priscilla photo
April 5, 2021 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The last time I saw Aunt Priscilla

Ellen Stone

She was cursing at her TV. A Red Sox game was on. She was yelling at David Price, newly acquired from the Detroit Tigers. Price was behind in the count. I wanted to tell her that David Price was a

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