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April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL

Mickey Mantle's Liver

A.M. Amodeo

Summers we watched baseball, my father, my uncle and me sitting riveted for innumerable innings, rooting for the Mets. We scoffed at the umpires, cheered when the players kicked dirt on their shoes

Mickey Mantle's Liver photo
The Worst Series photo

April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Worst Series

Charles West

Tony Montes had always dreamt of the moment he would stand in left field at Candlestick for this, the third game of the World Series. In his dreams, however, he wasn't 48 years old, and he hadn't

Baseball: A Life photo

April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Baseball: A Life

Antonios Maltezos

It was like a chicken farm—a million bodies pressed together, and everyone was gulping at the cooler air overhead. I was still caught up in the gooiness of that last horrible image, tumbling into

Hot Dog photo

April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Hot Dog

Jesse Morse

There were two strikes and Tony Phillips was at the plate. The A’s were losing to the California Angels in the bottom of the 9th inning, and the Raiders were in Los Angeles. I looked over and there