Stories tagged “baseball”

  • The Last Wish

    The crack of the ball as it smacked against the weathered Louisville Slugger echoed against the old elm trees surrounding the park. He stood at that dusty home plate, frozen in his post-swing stance as he watched that ball soar clean over the centerfie...

    • Author: Melia
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • At Last Glance

    I hate that feeling when you know it’s going to rain, but your grandpa sends you outside to retrieve a baseball you lost. As you make your way outside, you feel alone and out in the open. You feel like mother nature’s up to no good. I pushe...

  • Evidence

    I gasped Behold! The baseball has magically landed at my feet! The leaves on the trees rustled in the wind, and fallen branches snapped as someone, or something ran through the woods. “Hello?” I called, my voice a bit shaky. It was starti...

  • The Little Unknown Baseball Player Series

    It was the middle of the summer and another season of baseball was upon us. The heat was scorching the fields and players were hitting runs for their teams, it was always my favorite time of the year. I knew in my heart I would never forget those times...

  • The Little Unknown Baseball Player Series - Part Two

    I would never forget listening to the games being called by Fred Hoey, a voice that would describe every pitch, and every hit that Babe would perform. I couldn’t go a day without listening, or even talking about baseball. I haven’t even got the clu...

  • Hello, my name is Scott Drigs (Mature)

    Hello, my name is Scott Drigs and I have a problem. I never meant for it to be like this. I was a father, I was a husband, I was a coach, I was a family man. It started out innocent enough. I would wait while the kids parents took their sweet time to s...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Hell Week at College

    It was an awful week. He already had some 500 word exams due by Friday and his computer got a virus and would not even turn on. The format for these exams was, of course, programmed onto his laptop. He knew his buddy down the hall had the same format ...

  • Baseball Princess

    “Sweetheart, my wife is head of the cheerleading squad. I’ll get you in with her for this winter, no problem. Plus, I know my boys that cross train could use another taut behind beauty like yourself on the field pepping them up before their...

  • In the First Inning

    God loves baseball. The Almighty has never missed a game, and not just Major Leaguers like the Yankees, Giants or even the Cubs. God has seen tee ball, little league, pony league, high school, college and the farm clubs. God has seen every game ever. T...

  • The Second Inning

    Unfortunately Buckeye, whose nickname was “Gobs,” was best known, when he is known at all, for two things. (1) Allowing two of Babe Ruth’s 60 home runs in 1927, the year the Sultan of Swat set his single-season home run record, (2) and being fat ...

  • The Third Inning

    Thinking Brewer’s pitcher, Jack Knott, had whacked Dunlap intentionally, Dutch Zwilling, the Blues manager, charged the mound and began pummeling Knott. Arthur Shires, the Brewer’s first baseman and a one-time pugilist, dashed to Knott’s defense...

  • The Fourth Inning

    Buckeye had another incident with the Brewers that was a lot less flattering. It seems Buckeye tried to field a bunt, but tripped and landed flat, face down in the warm brown dirt. The big man was so rotund that two infielders had to help him up. He ha...

  • The First Pitch

    Joey was the youngest kid, at the age of 7, to win the chance to throw the opening pitch at a Toronto Blue Jays Home Game. Joey was giddy and nervous as he talked to reporters. It was the beginning of the baseball season in 1993. The Skydome was packed...

  • The Wanderer Follows...

    They didn’t know what woke him up. Whatever it had been, must have been powerful. It all felt so unreal, yet the time, his appearance, it was all true. He had been in a coma for 3 months. He made it through his physical without a hitch. No linger...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • Twerp’s Big Surprise

    “Sorry, I’m late gu-uhh…” Twerp’s jaw dropped with a thud, along with his favorite scuffed baseball. Being tardy for practice again today turned out to be downright lucky. Glowing and charred earth pointed from the outfield, t...

    • Author: Tina Murphy
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

    “Come with me,” Death said gently to the boy. “It’s time to go home to heaven.” “No,” the boy replied. “I’m not going. You’re a stranger and I am not supposed to go with strangers.” They...

  • Twerp's Revenge

    Twerp yelped like an umpire’s OUT! as the purple alien flung him through the air by his tongue wrapped feet. Flailing around to face the creature’s bulging eyes, he thought Crap, I’m an alien munchy! With a slurping snap the monster p...

  • challenge, mountain, remarkable

    A man who is standing right there on the pitcher’s mound is staring through my eyes. It’s like a tiger has already locked on its target, waiting for the quarry jumping into the trap. It’s two outs in the ninth inning, and I am the last batter who...