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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

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

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.

The Bottom of the Order: A Photograph of Gaylord Perry Being Investigated for Foreign Substances photo
April 19, 2019 | BASEBALL, The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: A Photograph of Gaylord Perry Being Investigated for Foreign Substances

Andrew Forbes

Gaylord Perry toiled for twenty-two seasons in the majors, and the look on his face suggests it was hard toil indeed.

The Bottom of the Order: Overrunning It photo
April 1, 2019 | BASEBALL, The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: Overrunning It

Andrew Forbes

Then maybe head over to the State Park near Orange City to rent a canoe and paddle gator-infested waters, strafed by black vultures and large, fictional-looking birds, for the chance to see some manatees, large and stationary in the gentle current of a warm, clear river. 

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