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TMN Weekender

Peanuts and Cracker Jack

Oh, joy of joys—baseball season has returned to America, and all is right in the world. Or at least better.

I have to admit I’m a little sorry to see the long nights of winter go. I suppose I’m so conditioned to be working during daylight that I often find myself feeling vaguely uneasy when the sun is still up at 8 p.m. Then, a few years ago, baseball came into my life, and it’s become one of my favorite ways to bridge the bright, useless hours of a summer evening.

To celebrate the return of America’s pastime, here are five stories about what Walt Whitman called the “game of ‘base,’” ready to read here on TMN or in an e-book you can export to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, etc.


TMN Editor Liz Entman has lived in St. Louis, New York, and Nashville. She sweats the small stuff, like hyphens and commas, and has a day job, but won’t bore you with the details. More by Liz Entman