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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... more

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Tuesday, April 1 photo
May 16, 2019 | BASEBALL, Dispatches from the Treehouse

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Tuesday, April 1

Joseph Horton

We’re in line for beer and a guy in a Yankees hat turns to Tim, looks him up and down in his BoSoxery, and asks if he can buy his beers for half-price on our badge.
“Only if you say the Yankees suck,” Tim says.

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Tuesday, April 1 photo
May 16, 2019 | BASEBALL, Dispatches from the Treehouse

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Tuesday, April 1

Joseph Horton

We’re in line for beer and a guy in a Yankees hat turns to Tim, looks him up and down in his BoSoxery, and asks if he can buy his beers for half-price on our badge.
“Only if you say the Yankees suck,” Tim says.

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.

Save photo
April 30, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Save

David E. Yee

I watched Jim Johnson try to close out the 9thin front of a half-capacity Camden Yards. My father was supposed to come, but he was six blocks up... more

Rub Some Dirt on It photo
April 30, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Rub Some Dirt on It

Sam DeLeo

And yet, when it came to hitting a baseball, I always liked my odds.

Stomping Grounds photo
April 29, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Stomping Grounds

Chad Schuster

The solidity of contact is registered first in the hands. The knowledge radiates outward from there. 

Autograph photo
April 29, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Autograph

Scott Palmieri

I have torn up the boy whose baseball
You are signing again.
He was beautiful,
As you are, Brooks Robinson,
As you lean your name back, a... more

In the Crypt of the Cathedral photo
April 26, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

In the Crypt of the Cathedral

Alicia Winokur

“You can’t pee here,” Brendan tells me as I climb inside the doorway leading into the belly of the Green Monster. What he... more

At Old Seals Stadium photo
April 26, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

At Old Seals Stadium

Steven Kennedy

Old Seals Stadium is a shopping center now. It is a parking lot, a grocery store, a 24 Hour Fitness, a Ross Dress for Less, a... more

Waiting For the Break photo
April 25, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Waiting For the Break

Caleb Michael Sarvis

I’m sitting on our carpet, legs crossed, beer in my crotch. 

Baseball Movie photo
April 25, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Baseball Movie

Dorothy Bendel

The girl wonders how he went from a boy with big league dreams to selling booze at a store on Long Island.

Team of Goofballs photo
April 24, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Team of Goofballs

Janet Bowdan

It's their first practice in good spring weather,
not only not raining, not cold, but full of light.

A Good Game photo
April 24, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

A Good Game

Maria Sebastian

good game
good game
good game

Take Addison East to Clark photo
April 23, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Take Addison East to Clark

Sandra Marchetti

Breathing heavily, we make it to the corner of the vacant dry cleaner’s. Still no one has rented it, I say. 

Role Model photo
April 23, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Role Model

Greg Oldfield

He said that Thompson could be the fastest to hit five hundred, a first ballot Hall of Famer, but I just nodded and sipped my coffee.

Litany for Those Awaiting Bill Mazeroski at Home Plate after His Home Run to Beat the Yankees in the 1960 World Series photo
April 22, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Litany for Those Awaiting Bill Mazeroski at Home Plate after His Home Run to Beat the Yankees in the 1960 World Series

Joseph Bathanti

Blessed be the millwrights on the open hearth that awaited him; the nurses and elevator operators; secretaries; plumbers; electricians

Big League Chew photo
April 22, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Big League Chew

Margaret Madole

Wrigley had put out a study claiming that gum chewing increased performance on assessments and my elementary school took it as gospel, sending letters home asking for us to bring it on test days. Marshall brought Big League Chew. 

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: 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 Slugger, The Ace, The Shortstop, The Catcher, The Pinch Hitter photo
April 18, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The Slugger, The Ace, The Shortstop, The Catcher, The Pinch Hitter

Jose Hernandez Diaz

The solitude. In the summer, I dine. On hot dogs. And fast balls. Go Dodgers!

If You Build It Baseball Dads Will Come photo
April 18, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

If You Build It Baseball Dads Will Come

Bailey Gaylin Moore

The first time this happened, I sighed when he walked away, squinting my eyes to see if he had a wedding ring.

Summer League photo
April 17, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Summer League

Terrance Wedin

Take your pick. Me, they said I hung my off-speed stuff, lost track of the count, lacked mental toughness. I waved off too many signs.

Tinker to Evers to Chance photo
April 17, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Tinker to Evers to Chance

Nicole Callihan

The spring we didn’t make love,
I started following baseball—

radio on the kitchen table,
me in that old night... more

Béisbol  photo
April 16, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Béisbol 

Francisco Martínezcuello

When I am young I wish I were invisible so that the white boys will stop screaming, “Go back where you came from.”

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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

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Chloe Caldwell

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


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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

Saul Stories is a linked collection that explores the relationships between a forty-year-old female artist, her teenaged daughter, and her daughter's friends. With ferocious realism, the book interrogates how children of differing classes and races are treated in the U.S., and the salacious and skeptical ways the current culture views cross-generational friendships. But most potently—in narratives taking place in Denny's and movie theatres and living rooms and cars—Saul Stories wonders what it means to be a woman and an artist and a mother, all at once.