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Stymie Magazine

Spring & Summer ‘11

Stymie Magazine a journal of sport & literature :: volume 4, issue 1 :: spring & summer ‘11

STAFF Erik Smetana, founding editor Sara Lippmann, nonfiction editor Kari Nguyen, nonfiction editor Julie Webb, fiction editor Nickolas Butler, poetry editor Courtney Davison, poetry editor Matthew Ferrence, web editor Margaret LaFleur, social media editor Casey Clabough, contributing editor COVER ART Jason Crayton: “Josh Gibson Silk Screen” NOTES All works – art, fiction, nonfiction and poetry – contained herein are copyright of the respective author and/or creator. ETCETERA Stymie Magazine is published online, bi-annually. Archives, guidelines and other related information is available for review at www.stymiemag.com.

FICTION S. Graham Jones’s “Rocket Man” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 M. Roback’s “The Warning Track” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 R. Goity’s “Separate Negotiations” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 R. Busby’s “The Agony of Bo Rutherford. . .” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 K. Weene’s “Horatio at the Game” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 R. Collins’s “Things that Go Poink” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 P. Smith’s “Holy Ghost” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 J. Wilker’s “Danny” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 K. Pisani’s “Man v. Machine” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 S. Akalis’s “The Catch” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 L. Lefkowitz’s “Naked in Center” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..68 L. Gaglia’s “Butch” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 C. Novak’s “Cry” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 POETRY L. Dolan’s “The House that Ruth Built” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 W. Huddleston’s “On the Wings of a Baseball” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 . W.F. Lantry’s “Because It Is Bitter, And Because It Is My Heart” . 55 P. Pines’s “Baseball” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 K. Waarala’s “Southpaw” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 G. Percesepe’s “Little Street in Brooklyn” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 NONFICTION G. Percesepe’s “A Boy’s Life in Yonkers” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 C. Duggan’s “Still Life in Gray” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 A Review of Jenny Shank’s The Ringer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 An Interview with Chad Harbach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 FEATURE—The ESPN & Stymie Short Fiction Contest Finalists T. Zuniga’s “Hand Ball” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 N. Ripatrazone’s “Bully” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 A. Burch’s “Backswing” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 J. Morgan Davies’s “Your Life in Packaging” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

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