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    Another Next Year

    by  • August 7, 2013 • Baseball • 0 Comments


    HAVE YOU EVER REVISITED writings from the past and felt so naive and stupid for what you believed in, and yet you’re not entirely upset because you totally understand why you would have felt that way? I went through that this week when I was indexing all my writing and read all the Toronto...

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    Seventh Inning Stretch

    by  • June 5, 2013 • Baseball, Matt Robinson, Poetry • 0 Comments

    © Chantal Lefebvre

              no longer languishing, exactly, the game still struggles clumsily through afternoon’s nappy haze of candycorned indigestion to find a semblance of an edge. six or so innings in, the whole contest’s become benign, seems a world-weary quarrel between two old, old friends; a backslap-and-handshake, all but foreordained. we know each batter’s hacks as no...

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    The Ballad of Brett Lawrie

    by  • May 28, 2013 • Baseball, Features, Pat Suley • 0 Comments

    © 2013 Chantal Lefebvre

    PETULANCE AND ENTITLEMENT IS COMMON in one’s 20s. But on the grand stage of Major League Baseball, and carrying a Canadian passport while playing for the country’s only big league team, one expects more maturity than that of an undergrad after a round of Jager Bombs. And the Toronto Blue Jays organization and fanbase...

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    Reason for Ejection

    by  • May 28, 2013 • Baseball, Christen Thomas, Poetry • 0 Comments

    © 2013 Chantal Lefebvre

    Not trying to boo the home team, But that insolent flip of batting gloves Backwards at the ump, after Smashing a helmet down in the dirt, Not baseball etiquette. Sure it’s a badly called pitch, a ball, miffed, But consistently wide strike zone all night, And when you’re batting under two hundred, It’s not...

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    Judging Torii Hunter: Tolerance in Sport

    by  • January 2, 2013 • Baseball, Mike Spry • 1 Comment


    TORII HUNTER IS AN ASSHOLE — a vicious, ignorant, weak, and righteous asshole. If I was a Detroit Tiger, I would find it difficult, as a Christian, to have an asshole like Torii Hunter in my clubhouse. Given my Christian teachings and learning, I would find it uncomfortable to share team meals, shower, or...

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    Stealing Home

    by  • October 25, 2012 • Baseball, Fiction, Jeff Dupuis • 0 Comments


    THE OUTFIELD GRASS GLOWS green under the late spring sun as if its plugged in. The grass on the hills behind the stands is invisible, covered with fans on blankets. Al Durocher, the manager, tells me Dominico Field has never been this packed. Is it too arrogant to say they’ve come to see me? Sure,...

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    Barnstormer Roundup — October 18

    by  • October 18, 2012 • Barnstormer Roundup • 0 Comments

    Thursday Roundup2

    Another week has passed, and as the memory of summer fades into fall, and winter makes promises in the distance, the Barn is where you’ll stay warm. Don’t forget about our MLB Playoff Giveaway. We’re giving away copies of Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding. To enter, simply like us on Facebook, follow us on...

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