Brian Turner – The Visions

Brian Turner The Visions             If I took LSD, I’d be talking to every blade of grass, like Sorry! Sorry! Sorry!                                     —Robin Williams I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to feeling sound, not exactly from the outside in, but feeling it within the very core of my body, the body signaled to perceive it this way, rather thangiven wavesContinue reading “Brian Turner – The Visions”

Brian Turner – Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud

Brian Turner Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud Where he gets the mud is a secret that’s been kept over 80 years,since the days of the old timers. And now Jim Bintliff parks his truckin the shade of a treeline along a tributary of the Delaware, drinks coffee from a thermos and listens to the black-throatedgreen warblersContinue reading “Brian Turner – Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud”

Brian Turner – Instant Replay

Brian Turner Instant Replay The ruling on the field has been challenged     and now the crew in New York studiesthe moment in slo-mo, nearly frame by frame,     the bang-bang play a difference of milliseconds, camera angles, a decision     on when the ball enters the glove. History will be surprised by its own error     should the call be reversed, the runnerstayingContinue reading “Brian Turner – Instant Replay”

Brian Turner – Fear

Brian Turner Fear                 I swing big, with everything I’ve got. I hit big or I miss big.                I like to live as big as I can.  —Babe Ruth Let me tell you—an inside pitch can change your life.     Just ask any hitter with a shatteredjawbone, busted kneecap, or broken knuckles.     It’s been like this throughout the game.A hundredContinue reading “Brian Turner – Fear”

Brian Turner – Night Game with Folklore

Brian Turner Night Game with Folklore The last place team has taken to the fieldwith the stadium only partially filled—the lowest attendance in living memory. This is a double A ballclub, and at this pointin the season, deep into the humid monthof August, the conversation among playersshifts to the offseason, winter ball in Florida,heading home toContinue reading “Brian Turner – Night Game with Folklore”