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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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