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.


You can’t beat cemeteries for a sense of stillness. Understand, I’m not talking about quietness, I’m talking about stillness. We can look at dates on the tombstones and know what convulsions the world was putting itself through during the lifetimes … Continue reading

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Walkin’ After Midnight

This was the girl of his dreams. Yes, Jason had just met her that night at the IHOP out by the highway, but her smile had encouraged him to flirt with her a bit. When she left the check, she … Continue reading

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Auto Correct Is Now Officially Insane

The auto-correct on my phone has officially gone insane. I tried to swipe in will as in “Will you be at Friday’s dance?” In fact I DID swipe in will, but my Samsung spit out, “Eukaryotic you be at Friday’s … Continue reading

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Off the Beaten Basepaths #9: The College World Series

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Wrapping Up the College World Series

Congratulations to Coastal Carolina on their 2016 College World Series (CWS) championship! The Chanticleers won an exciting 4-3 contest on Thursday afternoon making them 5-0 in elimination games for the Series. They are the first team to win the CWS … Continue reading

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How to Attend the College World Series

Accommodations: Find some wonderful friends who live in Omaha and stay with them. You’re not going to find a hotel room anyway unless you book one now for the 2017 College World Series (CWS). Al and I stayed with Michelle … Continue reading

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Omaha Bound

One week from today, Al and I will be traveling to Omaha, Nebraska to see several games of the College World Series. This marks the tenth summer that Al and I have taken some kind of baseball pilgrimage. In 2007, … Continue reading

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