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.

The Handkerchief

Samantha Holmes placed a manila envelope onto a stack of manila envelopes that teetered upon a card table. The stack trembled, gave way, and the top half went sliding one after the other, onto the floor. “Ugh! Why did Daddy … Continue reading

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Last Saturday, This Saturday, and Another Stupid Sign

A terrific storm came through our area last Saturday night, but not before the relatives of some of our Washington County major league ballplayers were introduced before the game. (See the previous post!) I had the pleasure of reconnecting with … Continue reading

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Come Celebrate Washington County Baseball Heritage Night on June 20!

Washington County has produced its fair share of major league baseball players and the Hagerstown Suns will honor them this season before the June 20th game versus Delmarva at Municipal Stadium as part of “Washington County Baseball Heritage Night.” The … Continue reading

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An Adventure Began Six Years Ago Today

Today marks the anniversary of one of my life’s great adventures. Six years ago today, a group of college ballplayers assembled at Rebel Park in New Market, Virginia and I was right there with them, asking questions, taking notes, and … Continue reading

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Beginnings

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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