Author Archives: Austin Gisriel

About Austin Gisriel

You know the guy that records a baseball game from the West Coast in July and doesn't watch it until January just to see baseball in the winter? That's me. I'm a writer always in search of a good story, baseball or otherwise.


Beginnings can be a funny thing because quite often, we don’t know when something has actually begun. Only after time and through reflection can we realize that a particular moment marked a beginning. What we “begin,” of course, is a … Continue reading

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Old Math, Big Numbers, and a Little Baseball

I have a little baseball news for my baseball fans and a couple of observations for everyone. Tackling the title subjects in reverse order, I had the pleasure of meeting Dane Anthony at the Hagerstown Suns home opener on April … Continue reading

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Now, I Need Free Help!

This is one of those “audience participation” entries in which you help determine a potential project of mine. I’m thinking about putting together the best “hour” of my Five Minute Fiction For Free series, which is to say, putting my … Continue reading

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Seems Like Old Times

“Seems Like Old Times” is a 1946 hit song recorded by Vaughn Monroe. It is also the title of a syndicated radio show produced and hosted by a friend of mine, Craig Orndorff. Each week for two hours, Craig counts … Continue reading

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2015 MLB Predictions

We’ve endured our second consecutive cold, gray winter here in the Mid-Atlantic area, but we are only five days away from the best day of the year: Opening Day! I’ll be giving my predictions for the 2015 baseball season on … Continue reading

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Things That Make You Go “Huh?”

There are an increasing number of things in this world that I just do not understand. Take for instance one recent morning when I was scanning Hagerstown’s Herald-Mail and came across this headline: Fire does $25K damage to Smithsburg goat … Continue reading

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Fun & Sun in Florida

We experienced great weather on our recent trip to Florida: record warmth and widely scattered barbecue. Our day at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland was fun-filled despite the fact that the Orioles lost to the Tigers 15-2. From there, we … Continue reading

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