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 Third Man May Have Been SpongeBob

I recently watched the highly acclaimed 1949 film, The Third Man, starring Joseph Cotton, Orson Wells, and a beautiful Italian actress named Alida Valli. The film was completely disconcerting, not because of Orson Welles malignant character nor the creepy lighting, … Continue reading

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I Can Help You Birth Your Book!

Writing a book is like having a baby: Creating it may involve some concentrated pain, but once Junior—or your manuscript—is born, it’s born. It will need to be cleaned up, but it’s alive and kicking. Publishing and marketing a book, … Continue reading

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Nothing Like a Game in June

The Orioles are in the playoffs, and while their stay may not last past Tuesday night, that is still an accomplishment considering that most pundits’ pre-season picks had them finishing last. A certain blogger you know and love made some … Continue reading

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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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