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My First Lucky Shirt photo
April 4, 2020 | My First..., BASEBALL

My First Lucky Shirt

Sandra Marchetti

I’ve been going to ballgames since I was a young kid, and when I was a tween I discovered this old t-shirt of my dad’s.

3 Poems photo
April 3, 2020 | BASEBALL, Poetry

3 Poems

Devin Kelly

​I knew a man, older, who was afraid to cry.

2 poems photo
April 2, 2020 | BASEBALL, Poetry

2 poems

Steve Cushman

I was 11 and my buddy, Dennis, and I
kept hounding Coach Phillips for some chew

Dispatches from the Treehouse: The Long Season  photo
April 1, 2020 | Dispatches from the Treehouse

Dispatches from the Treehouse: The Long Season 

Joseph Horton

And by the third inning, it’s really, truly, shittily finished. “They gave us about twenty minutes of thinking we were in it,” Tim says. “Twenty minutes.”

Dispatches from the Treehouse: I Hope Your Parents Are Proud photo
October 2, 2019 | Dispatches from the Treehouse

Dispatches from the Treehouse: I Hope Your Parents Are Proud

Joseph Horton

We have not seen Mark for the rest of the season, confirming my steadfast belief that he was either a criminal masquerading as an employee or an employee who was immediately fired once his conduct towards an Access Member and celebrated Hobart columnist was discovered.

The Bottom of the Order: Every Fifth Day photo
October 2, 2019 | The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: Every Fifth Day

Andrew Forbes

THE SEATTLE MARINERS' history is one long tale of woe studded with infrequently dazzling displays of capability, with all of it adding up to exactly zero championships. I say this as someone who has

The Bottom of the Order: Snap, Go, Fling photo
September 13, 2019 | The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: Snap, Go, Fling

Andrew Forbes

The cherry and strawberry seasons have passed; the apples are reddening. Only a few games remain. A Pit Spitter lays down a bunt, and the runner on third crashes in: a perfect suicide squeeze.

The Bottom of the Order: Your 2003 Detroit Tigers photo
August 9, 2019 | The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: Your 2003 Detroit Tigers

Andrew Forbes

The thing I can't wrap my head around, when it comes to the 2003 Detroit Tigers, is what it must have been like to show up to work every day. What must it have taken, as the losses mounted – up to and

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Roots and Barks and Birds (and Elaine) photo
July 29, 2019 | Dispatches from the Treehouse

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Roots and Barks and Birds (and Elaine)

Joseph Horton

For a moment, regardless of our lives, everything the light touches is warm and friendly, and we are all indeed in the same circle: Access Member Humans who love Access Member Dogs and can put up with their people for three hours because we also love baseball.

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Pride Nights photo
July 8, 2019 | Dispatches from the Treehouse

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Pride Nights

Joseph Horton

In a long baseball season, there’s always the question of whether any one game matters

The Bottom of the Order: Dooley Womack photo
July 5, 2019 | The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: Dooley Womack

Andrew Forbes

Horace Guy Womack was in the employ of four different Major League teams across five seasons, a serviceable bullpen righty who lost as many games as he won, but managed to keep his lifetime ERA a

The Bottom of the Order: Jim Beam photo
June 8, 2019 | The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: Jim Beam

Andrew Forbes

I write this from a subterranean lair packed tight with things: books, CDs, LPs, cassettes, an old laptop or two, and a pile of baseball memorabilia. This is where I do my writing, on a desk among all

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Tuesday, April 1 photo
May 16, 2019 | BASEBALL, Dispatches from the Treehouse

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Tuesday, April 1

Joseph Horton

We’re in line for beer and a guy in a Yankees hat turns to Tim, looks him up and down in his BoSoxery, and asks if he can buy his beers for half-price on our badge.
“Only if you say the Yankees suck,” Tim says.

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Tuesday, April 1 photo
May 16, 2019 | BASEBALL, Dispatches from the Treehouse

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Tuesday, April 1

Joseph Horton

We’re in line for beer and a guy in a Yankees hat turns to Tim, looks him up and down in his BoSoxery, and asks if he can buy his beers for half-price on our badge.
“Only if you say the Yankees suck,” Tim says.

The Bottom of the Order: Pedro Guerrero photo
May 10, 2019 | The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: Pedro Guerrero

Andrew Forbes

More than most players, examining Guerrero's life feels like voyeurism, or like wandering hospital corridors with your head on a swivel. When he was good, he was, as James suggested, astonishingly good... But his bad times were difficult to watch, and lacked the privacy that we'd all hope would greet our worst moments.

Rub Some Dirt on It photo
April 30, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Rub Some Dirt on It

Sam DeLeo

And yet, when it came to hitting a baseball, I always liked my odds.

Save photo
April 30, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Save

David E. Yee

I watched Jim Johnson try to close out the 9thin front of a half-capacity Camden Yards. My father was supposed to come, but he was six blocks up at Mercy Hospital relearning to use the left side of

Stomping Grounds photo
April 29, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Stomping Grounds

Chad Schuster

The solidity of contact is registered first in the hands. The knowledge radiates outward from there. 

Autograph photo
April 29, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Autograph

Scott Palmieri

I have torn up the boy whose baseball
You are signing again.
He was beautiful,
As you are, Brooks Robinson,
As you lean your name back, a lefty’s autograph,
Your glove hand, the one that

In the Crypt of the Cathedral photo
April 26, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

In the Crypt of the Cathedral

Alicia Winokur

“You can’t pee here,” Brendan tells me as I climb inside the doorway leading into the belly of the Green Monster. What he means is that you shouldn’t pee here. Manny Ramirez did once, during the

At Old Seals Stadium photo
April 26, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

At Old Seals Stadium

Steven Kennedy

Old Seals Stadium is a shopping center now. It is a parking lot, a grocery store, a 24 Hour Fitness, a Ross Dress for Less, a Japanese dollar store. I get all my errands done at old Seals Stadium—all

Baseball Movie photo
April 25, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Baseball Movie

Dorothy Bendel

The girl wonders how he went from a boy with big league dreams to selling booze at a store on Long Island.

Waiting For the Break photo
April 25, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Waiting For the Break

Caleb Michael Sarvis

I’m sitting on our carpet, legs crossed, beer in my crotch. 

Team of Goofballs photo
April 24, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Team of Goofballs

Janet Bowdan

It's their first practice in good spring weather,
not only not raining, not cold, but full of light.

A Good Game photo
April 24, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

A Good Game

Maria Sebastian

good game
good game
good game

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