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Journeyman relief pitcher Jonathan “Ditch” Klein was all set to be a replacement player during the 1994-1995 baseball strike…until the strike ended. Offered a contract in the minor leagues, on the same Upstate ballpark he once found success in high school, Ditch has one last chance to prove his worth. But to whom? A manager with an axe to grind, a father second-guessing his pitching decisions, a local sportswriter hailing him as a hometown hero, a decade older than his teammates and trying to resurrect an injury-ridden career…Ditch thinks he may have a possible back-up plan: become a sportswriter himself. The only question is whether he is a pitcher who aspires to be a writer, or the other way around…

 


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Language, identity, family, love, loss, sorrow, confusion, redemption—Notes from the Ninetiesis a collection of contemporary short stories and poems with themes ranging from family squabbles to cultural differences, with settings from Ireland to Japan. Each story is prefaced by a poem with similar or related emotional content, and features photography by the author.

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