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Yips photo
April 30, 2018 | BASEBALL

Yips

Michael Nye

When it began, he was deep in the hole, backhanding a two-hopper toward left field, and he rushed the throw, scooping it up, a cloud of dirt... more

My Father Remembers, Forgets photo
April 30, 2018 | BASEBALL, Poetry

My Father Remembers, Forgets

Kathleen Hellen

Fifty cents for tickets in the bleachers—then. Fifty cents a railroad car to Pittsburgh.
A “marvel” they’d called it.... more

Ground Rules photo
April 27, 2018 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Ground Rules

Shana Agid

Summers to Harridge, April 20, 1950: I am writing to inform you of the changes in the Washington ball park. It is rather difficult to... more

Imposter photo
April 27, 2018 | BASEBALL

Imposter

Sammi LaBue

I hated practice, but I loved you.

2 Baseball Poems photo
April 26, 2018 | BASEBALL

2 Baseball Poems

Andrew Jones

By late ‘88 I had mastered Eck’s three-quarter delivery...

Kestrels! photo
April 26, 2018 | BASEBALL

Kestrels!

Ben Kessler

Can’t afford a ticket? Put up a player and get in free.

Harry Quotes photo
April 25, 2018 | BASEBALL, Comics

Harry Quotes

Peter Witte

Well, if you're reading lips, you'll hear some words that are not necessarily used on family TV.

Single photo
April 25, 2018 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Single

Jon Lee-Casco

She grips the bat the proper way, the way Dad taught her. Right over left, the knuckles lined up like railroad tracks or piano keys, two of... more

2 Poems photo
April 24, 2018 | BASEBALL

2 Poems

Devin Kelly

It’s good, I think, that we forget.

Rally Cap photo
April 24, 2018 | BASEBALL

Rally Cap

Eric Sentell

Then she cupped my face in her hands just like my father and said, “You’re missing it!”

Three Poems photo
April 23, 2018 | BASEBALL

Three Poems

Sandra Marchetti

I kissed my father’s cheek for good luck in the firehouse driveway.

Two Asterisks photo
April 23, 2018 | BASEBALL

Two Asterisks

Shane Kowalski

The year everyone was hitting home runs, Barry Bonds made lunch with his arms.

Curveball photo
April 21, 2018 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Curveball

Ed Meek

It was a slow curve—a big bender,
spinning against the trajectory
of the ball. It hung

Balls and Strikes III: Transfiguration photo
April 20, 2018 | BASEBALL

Balls and Strikes III: Transfiguration

Richard Johnston

The victim was the leadoff hitter for the Matsushima Baseball Ocean Temple Gods in the bottom of the first.

Home Run Heroes photo
April 19, 2018 | BASEBALL

Home Run Heroes

Bob May

His gravesite at Holy Cross Cemetery brought a lump to my throat.

Past Time photo
April 18, 2018 | BASEBALL

Past Time

Miranda Forman

Because fifteen feet and a quarter-sized hunk of aluminum is nothing against the smell of oiled leather...

Reporting Near Calvary Church photo
April 17, 2018 | BASEBALL

Reporting Near Calvary Church

Jay Lee Ellis

Just mid-February but a day like summer

I Keep Bumping Into Candy Maldonado photo
April 16, 2018 | BASEBALL

I Keep Bumping Into Candy Maldonado

Jordan Moffatt

I saw Candy the next time I went out. And the time after that. And the time after that.

Balls and Strikes II: And the Word Was God photo
April 13, 2018 | BASEBALL

Balls and Strikes II: And the Word Was God

Richard Johnston

I suppose all sports officials are gods of a sort...

Alexis photo
April 12, 2018 | BASEBALL

Alexis

Alex Perez

After a loss, I’d seen him throw his gear in the garbage and denounce baseball altogether.

This is my brain on baseball photo
April 11, 2018 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

This is my brain on baseball

Alice Lowe

Crack! The sound of impact, ball on bat...

Having a Catch with Dad Is Much Harder Than Field of Dreams Makes It Out to Be photo
April 10, 2018 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Having a Catch with Dad Is Much Harder Than Field of Dreams Makes It Out to Be

Patrick Walczy

In the original cut of the movie, Ray says, “You wanna have a catch?” But test audiences were disappointed with the complete lack of father-son acknowledgement.

So You'd Better Pay Attention photo
April 9, 2018 | BASEBALL

So You'd Better Pay Attention

Mitchell Nobis

Later I’ll tell him that in baseball you never know where the ball will go...

Balls and Strikes I: Not about Astronauts photo
April 6, 2018 | BASEBALL

Balls and Strikes I: Not about Astronauts

Richard Johnston

My friends lived for bottle rockets and Boy Scout merit badges; I, however, lived for called third strikes.

Tourists photo
April 5, 2018 | BASEBALL

Tourists

Matthew Fiander

Ron's list of aggravations has only grown over time. My job was to just quietly field them.

Recent Books

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

a set of linked stories with some of the same characters from Person/a and a lot of new ones and the world is the same but different from the world in Person/a and the stories take place in a year absent from Person/a. if that makes sense. contains the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture" from American Short Fiction, if that's something that moves you to buy books. <3

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!

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Dualities

Jason Phoebe Rusch

Jason Phoebe Rusch is a queer writer from the Chicago suburbs. His full-length debut Dualities explores gender and patriarchy from the perspective of a man who was socialized and is currently still read as a woman. He is interested in complication and nuance and messy human failing, his own and that of others.