“A baseball game is nothing but a great slow contraption for getting you to pay attention to the cadence of a summer day.”

—Michael Chabon, Summerland (2002)

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation,, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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2 Responses to Commonplace

  1. Langston Lee says:

    Ah yes…the boys in blue are back…”Your Texas Rangers”, as Chuck bellows over the PA system 81 games of out of the season, will hit the field tomorrow at 1:05…but…will they be wearing blue…some, including myself speculate that the rumors of a red revival will come true…as is tradition for our “cursed” team, we did not seek great, good, decent, or ANY pitching during the off-season…thus, why not try red uniforms again (true fans will recall that it is the only color in which we ever won any title of any sort)…I guess we will find out in the top of the first as Michael Young takes third base (??) if Nolan Ryan—who still captures our hearts on the jumbo-screen as he pummels Robin Ventura in flashback—heard my far cries from Dallas…”Please wear red and make my dreams come true this season”…
    (To all the other baseball fans who may root for other teams, if your team has EVER played in or won a world series, we have no sympathy for your complaints throughout the 162 game season…so please, do not complain to a Ranger fan)
    A devoted fan (23 years and counting; I still expect a world series someday)
    Your little bro

  2. I was hoping for red, too, but I’m also hoping for middle relief that can sustain a lead for longer than two outs… and I’m not hopeful there, either. At least Josh Hamilton will have a decent year.

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