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.

This Grandpa Thing

As many of you know, I am now officially a grandpa. Riley Harper Dice debuted on the same day as did 2017. People have asked me if I feel any different now and the honest answer is no, at least … Continue reading

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Allow Me to Point Out Something

A friend and I were recently talking about cell phones and I said something to the effect of “We’re a long way from the days of dialing”—and then, I stuck out my finger and rotated an imaginary dial. As if … Continue reading

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Cute Christmas Babies, Free Stuff, and More!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Everyone likes free stuff, especially at this time of the year, and I’m happy to say that I have established a “Free Stuff” page. “Their Glorious Summer” is there of course, but so, … Continue reading

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The Ballplayers of WWII Did Their Part

All of you know of my passion for baseball and of my deep interest in World War II. Today—on this Day of Infamy—I thought all of you would find interesting the reaction of the ballplayers to this national crisis. Future … Continue reading

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Heart of the Beholder

This is the story of two men, one rich, one poor whose paths crossed once, but for a moment. *** Marty Sawyer leaned on a fence post, his eyes meandering across the field before him. Marty was still sweating from … Continue reading

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Why Trump Is the President-Elect

I had no intention of commenting further on the election once I had said my piece last week, but when the hysteria broke out again on Facebook about 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday when it appeared likely that Donald Trump was … Continue reading

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I Vote No

Over the course of the past several weeks, I have been disparaged, denounced, and vilified. And that’s just by my friends. On Facebook. Oh, they haven’t set out to hurt me; indeed, nothing has been directed at me personally, but … Continue reading

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