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 Hall of Fame Career that Might Have Been

When Wilbert Robinson catcher for the old Baltimore Orioles and later the Brooklyn Robins was asked in 1931 who were the five greatest players he ever saw, he listed former teammate “Wee” Willie Keeler, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner … Continue reading

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Toilet Paper Problems

So, a group of friends and I were sitting around the table after dinner one night discussing toilet paper dispensers, because well, because those are the kind of people with whom I roll. . . . Pardon the pun. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Victory in the “Boxing” Match

It was a long and arduous fight, lasting many rounds, but today, I am proud to declare victory over the many boxes that we moved to our new home in Virginia. Here’s the final score: 248 cardboard boxes of all … Continue reading

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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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