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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.

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

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.

In July, 2002, The Mascot Answers A Question photo
April 16, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

In July, 2002, The Mascot Answers A Question

Robert Halleck

I joined the crowd and bought an XL.

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.”

Quiz photo
April 15, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Quiz

Robert Clinton

1. What company made the gum drops called Fancy Nancies after the famous Beantown slugger duo?  

The Art of the Blowout photo
April 14, 2019 | Sunday Comics, BASEBALL

The Art of the Blowout

Mark Neeley

An Abbreviated Directory of Women in Baseball photo
April 12, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

An Abbreviated Directory of Women in Baseball

Courtney Preiss

Kinsella, Annie: Cinnamon-haired romantic lead in Field of Dreams. Played with zeal by Amy Madigan. Equal parts romantic and pragmatic, she raised a farm and a daughter, vanquished small-town Nazism, and offered unconditional support to her crazy-ass ghost-loving husband.

Fan Interference  photo
April 11, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Fan Interference 

Thomas Genevieve

The smell of grilled hot dogs is in the near distance. 

The Gospel According to the First Base Umpire  photo
April 10, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The Gospel According to the First Base Umpire 

John McDonough

And everyone in section ten is standing

When Gills Gets Sent Down photo
April 9, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

When Gills Gets Sent Down

John Jodzio

After tonight, I’ll be demoted to my parents’ couch and a job at my uncle’s lumberyard.

Ode to Baseball photo
April 8, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Ode to Baseball

Jimmy Pappas

Everyone was welcome. No one was cut 
in this league.

Yankees at Shea photo
April 5, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Yankees at Shea

Laura Scalzo

In 1974 or 1975 my father took my sisters and me to our first baseball game. It was always going to be a Yankee game, wherever that might be.

Your Name Comes From Him photo
April 4, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Your Name Comes From Him

Thomas Gresham

You cannot think of baseball without thinking of your grandpa. The two forever tangled in each’s DNA.

Past Time photo
April 3, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Past Time

Molly Brown

I practically worship, use
to fill an empty life.

Ken Smiled with His Eyes photo
April 2, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Ken Smiled with His Eyes

Jeff Barker

Later that evening, Ken Caminiti died alone in a bug infested Bronx drug house.

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. 

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. 

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.

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

"I didn't want to ever be outside of this moment. I knew at some point I would look at the picture I'd just taken and feel an overwhelming sense of loss. I thought as long as we could manage to stay inside this particular hotel room, to avoid our phones and every person with whom we'd ever come into contact, we would continue to feel whole. We were revolutionaries, goddamnit. These were our accumulation of beautiful moments. Before the world fractured us. I don't expect you to understand how I became Brad Pitt in that moment, how we all just flew along down the highway. Bandits. Ex-patriots. In love with this countryside, if not this country. Paper Moon. The Last Picture Show. All of this shot in black and white. Only the final scene in color."

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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.