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.

A Warm Experience in Evansville

On July 18th, Al and I ventured to Bosse Field in Evansville, Indiana, on what may be mildly described as a warn evening. The heat index, which had risen to 113 during the day, was still over 100 degrees at … Continue reading

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Our Road Trip By the Numbers

It’s good to be home, although it wasn’t good to be cutting the grass within a half an hour of being home. Al graciously agreed to help and we knocked out that chore. Our road trip to Louisville produced some … Continue reading

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Craziness at the Reds Game

Al and I had a great time at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati this afternoon, despite the heat and a strong thunderstorm that delayed the bottom of the first for (officially) 47 minutes. The ballpark is beautiful with fantastic … Continue reading

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Heat & Highlights

Al and I have had many adventures since I wrote less than 48 hours ago. Our trip has now covered over 700 miles, which is about the same number of degrees it is outside. We have managed to visit the … Continue reading

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A Lot of Miles and A Little Baseball

As is often the case whenever Al and I travel together, we manage to find great ballparks and delicious barbecue joints. The former we found in Cannonsburg, Kentucky as we were heading to lunch. The Luther E. Craig Baseball Complex … Continue reading

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Bats, Bombers, and Bosse Field

To the Bat Factory! No, not the place where Bruce Wayne has his alter-ego’s accessories manufactured; I’m talking about the Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Slugger factory where baseball bats are turned out by the thousands every year. My long-time road … Continue reading

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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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