Posts by Nicholas Mainieri

April 6, 2015 | Poetry

Baseball's Cruel Lexicon

Nicholas Mainieri

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

April 4, 2014 |

Shoeless Joe Was a Pelican

Nicholas Mainieri

My city’s NBA team has renamed themselves after a baseball club. The New Orleans Pelicans were established near the end of the Civil War, becoming a professional organization in the 1880s and

April 1, 2010 | 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 last one always came the night before he left for Spring Training.