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Dexter's Death on the Diamond by Joel Chace
published in Volume 4, Issue 2 on November 10th, 1997

"Had one and only one

Little League At-Bat.


First two strikes were

in the catcher's


mitt before

I finished half


a swing, the ball half-

way back to the


mound before that damn

head thunked the ground


on my follow-through.

Thought I'd better


compensate. So

naturally the next


pitch came as slow

as winter mornin' shit.


And that ole bat

when it met all


that nothin', left me

sittin' in a lot of dirt."

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