Etcetera 11.

Photo courtesy Orange County Archives.

Follow each other through depot and plant and arrive at Angel Stadium about 11:55.

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Popcorn, kettle corn, cotton candy. This is the fourth oldest park in the Majors.

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Angels playing loose and leisured, nicely. But Astros have answers, they got plenty of hair.

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That ball went crackers. Got him right on the shins.

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He tried to steal second and the base turned orange.

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Up the river: Nope, that went foul.

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What’s up with our catcher? He drinking that bean water again?

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Doesn’t help the ump’s got butter in his eyes either.

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Top of the fifth and something’s about to snap a leak.

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Yeah, great kid, local bat, went to Thousand Oaks.

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He’s a switch hitter? So look at that.

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Hello. Don’t swing at the first pitch. Come on.

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What, bunt? Okay, bunt.

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Who’s this pitching? He’s throwing turtle fetch.

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They’ve been trading bullets all day. No surprise we’re in extra innings.

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Sure he’s a good chance Charlie — good chance of grounding to short.

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A pinch runner is a fresh face and that’s always a good thing from my way of seeing it.

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A bone meat triple now and we’ll be gone.

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Lord. Johnny must have left his memory in the bullpen.

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Lost at home. Can’t keep doing this.

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See you vs. Detroit.

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Joshua Baldwin is an editor at Eephus. He is the author of The Wilshire Sun, a novella. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, n+1, The Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review, Prelude, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles. Reach him at josh@eephusmag.com.

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