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.

Everything’s Better in Black and White

Rick and Virginia were missing. As there had been no ransom demand, kidnapping had been ruled out. Murder and suicide had seemed unlikely based on their apartment in which nothing was disturbed, and from which nothing had been taken. The … Continue reading

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My Grumpy Predictions for the 2017 MLB Season

Each year I become less enamored of making predictions for the upcoming baseball season, which is no doubt obvious considering that I’m only getting around to them now, three days after the season has started. This is probably because each … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Fret Climate Change

The spate of warm weather we enjoyed back in February in the Winchester area was covered in a Winchester Star front page story, which noted that “since record keeping began in 1880 . . . 2016 is the third year … Continue reading

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This “Review” Won’t Appear on Amazon

I have received some very nice reviews for Fathers, Sons, & Holy Ghosts: Baseball as a Spiritual Experience, including one from Dave Norman, a former Baltimore Orioles beat reporter for WBAL radio and the current webcasters for the Harrisonburg Turks … Continue reading

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That’s a lot of Candles!

This is a rather momentous day for me, as today I turn 60 years of age. At this point, it is obvious that I am not going to experience something that I thought I would somewhere during the past 40 … Continue reading

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Sprinkles

I just finished reading a marvelous baseball book entitled, Where They Ain’t: The Fabled Life and Untimely Death of the Original Baltimore Orioles, The Team That Gave Birth to Modern Baseball, by Burt Solomon. It is a wonderful story about … Continue reading

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Fathers, Sons, & Holy Ghosts

Fathers, Sons, & Holy Ghosts: Baseball as a Spiritual Experience is now available in both print and electronic forms! Ordering and download links can be found on the Book Information page, and I am also happy to say that the … Continue reading

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