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Wrigley Field photo
April 20, 2015 | BASEBALL, Comics

Wrigley Field

Pete Witte

Game of the Day: Spring Training photo
April 18, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Game of the Day: Spring Training

Jesse Sawyer

March 7, 2015
Spring Training - Cactus League
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
vs.
Oakland Athletics
Hohokam Stadium
Mason, AZ

 





Los

The Eyes of the Storm photo
April 17, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

The Eyes of the Storm

David Wanczyk

“I thought it was boring,” he told me, “partly because I'd just learned English. But learning the language and the terminology and how the game is played was the big change.”

Katamari photo
April 16, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Katamari

Barrett Bowlin

We're hoping to hear some passion tonight at the hotel if we cup our ears up to the door of their room.

Forbes Field photo
April 15, 2015 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Forbes Field

Joan Leotta

By the seventh stretch
We gave up.

Way to Go photo
April 15, 2015 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Way to Go

Jeff Coomer

Punching our gloves as the sun raced toward dinner, 
we sorted into teams and agreed on the rules
in a minute or less.

Still, It Was Baseball photo
April 14, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Still, It Was Baseball

Chad Schuster

You could tell Heather was a catcher by looking at her thighs, but she brought an infielder's mitt to the game that day.

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2015 MLB Season -- Courtney Preiss photo
April 13, 2015 | BASEBALL

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2015 MLB Season -- Courtney Preiss

Courtney Preiss

There is no bond quite like the one Yankees fans in New England share.

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2015 MLB Season -- Andrew Ervin photo
April 10, 2015 | BASEBALL

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2015 MLB Season -- Andrew Ervin

Andrew Ervin

Here in Philadelphia, there’s a comfortable familiarity in the air, a sense of impending mediocrity to which every lifelong Phillies fan has grown accustomed. The bandwagon is empty, the ride over.

A Player's Guide to Spring Training, Pt. 3: Pitching photo
April 9, 2015 | BASEBALL

A Player's Guide to Spring Training, Pt. 3: Pitching

Emily Nemens

Throw one hundred miles per hour, fastballs so fast the shortstop slaps you on the ass at the end of the inning.

Mill Valley Little League, 1999 to 2004 photo
April 8, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Mill Valley Little League, 1999 to 2004

Dylan Fisher

David
Could be anyone by now. I hope he's okay. I hope they're all okay.

Baseball Poems photo
April 7, 2015 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Baseball Poems

Karen Weyant

I miss the moment his bat cracks the ball.

Baseball's Cruel Lexicon photo
April 6, 2015 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Baseball's Cruel Lexicon

Nicholas Mainieri

We’re speaking of salvation, god damn it,
And only the incurious break slumps.

Expectations and Lack Thereof photo
April 6, 2015 | BASEBALL

Expectations and Lack Thereof

T. S. Flynn

Last season I knew good and goddamn well, even before April gave way to May, that the White Sox weren’t going to be challenging for any titles. That’s not to say I was disinterested. The 2014 Sox

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2015 MLB Season -- Stewart O'Nan photo
April 3, 2015 | BASEBALL

Hobart "Experts" Predict the 2015 MLB Season -- Stewart O'Nan

Stewart O'Nan

For the last few years, we've asked some of our favorite writers and contributors and known baseball fans to "predict the season," a kind of Hobart version of an expert's panel of predictions on,

Father-Son Combos photo
April 2, 2015 | BASEBALL

Father-Son Combos

Evan Lavender-Smith

On 14 September 1990, Ken Griffey Sr. hit a home run, and Ken Griffey Jr., the very next batter, also hit a home run, making them the only father–son combo in Major League Baseball history to hit

Altruism on Twitter: The Amazin' @DidMetsLose2Day Feed photo
April 1, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Altruism on Twitter: The Amazin' @DidMetsLose2Day Feed

Andrew Bomback

I learned about @DidMetsLose2Day because someone I followed retweeted a post.

Seams photo
August 4, 2014 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Seams

Jill Talbot

When I think back on it, it’s a couple of seconds, a rush from the plate to the mound, a flash, a gasp, and my grip on my father’s arm.  It was August 4, 1993, and we watched from a high-up section

Ode to Joy photo
April 30, 2014 | BASEBALL

Ode to Joy

Jim Ruland

 

People spend their whole lives struggling to get what they think they want, and even if they get it, they find that it’s either not what they wanted, or it comes with so many unwanted

You Think You Can Stop Me photo
April 30, 2014 | BASEBALL, Fiction

You Think You Can Stop Me

Dennis Scott Herbert

You Think You Can Stop Me??

You can’t stop me. 

So they don’t let me bring my cooler no more, big deal.  I’ll go to my truck.  Cold beers in my truck, my personal space.  Right there in the

The Catcher’s Shadow photo
April 29, 2014 | BASEBALL

The Catcher’s Shadow

Joe Aguilar

Any hitter can read any catcher’s shadow. Adjust for time of day and source of light, adjust for pitcher arm slot, specialty, handedness. Adjust for sea level, wind, weight of air, smog or lack of

The Most Mets Thing That Ever Happened (That Day). photo
April 28, 2014 | BASEBALL

The Most Mets Thing That Ever Happened (That Day).

Amy Rossi

Are you fucking kidding?

It came down the last game of the season, which is what it is supposed to happen. The Brewers had to win and the Mets had to lose, and Milwaukee would clinch the wild

Baseball Fan photo
April 28, 2014 | BASEBALL

Baseball Fan

Shane Kowalski

In the bedroom, my girlfriend, every time she climaxes, shouts out: Bob Feller!

She is a big baseball fan.

Does it bother me that my girlfriend shouts out the name of Bob Feller in pleasure

Veteran Broadcaster Art Luce Signs Off photo
April 24, 2014 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Veteran Broadcaster Art Luce Signs Off

Matt Izzi

Two outs to go in the season, eight-nothing Huskies, it’s been a swinging party and nobody invited the Mats. Now Mould’s on the mound to close it out, he’s just been unhittable all year. A lot of

Depth of Field photo
April 23, 2014 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Depth of Field

Sarah Malone

François was working on a baseball campaign, the design and effects for it, two thirty second spots and a sixty, and fifteens cut down from the thirties. The director and his producer, on the couch

Recent Books

Exit, Carefully

Elizabeth Ellen

"I loved reading Exit, Carefully. It’s unusual, and in my opinion exciting, to publish a play without previously receiving a major production."

                      -Walker Caplan, Lithub

Worsted

Garielle Lutz

“Lutz’s work is a marvel of the possibilities of language.  Each of her sentences is an intricately crafted thing, deeply complex yet crystalline in its clarity . . . her command of each and every word remains supreme.”     

  --Mira Braneck, The Paris Review Daily

 

Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"[Her Lesser Work] is a collection of mordant and formally inventive stories circling themes of, let’s say, desire and escape within repressive structures."

      -Walker Caplan, Literary Hub