Etcetera 17.

This softball team runs on sloppy joes and orange cake.

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The coach keeps a bottle of Coke on the mantel, in case of emergency.

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Finally, a pool hall that serves a decent baked potato.

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We swam from the Bronx to Randall’s Island. First we ate clams.

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Top off that Gatorade with some ale will you?

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Who reads the menus at Madison Square Garden? You get your peanuts and you get your pretzel and you get in your seats.

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What’s happening? The cotton candy man is blocking my view.

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He who drinks cappuccino before he wrestles is asking for trouble.

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Drop a ping pong ball in that soup and see what happens.

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We cooked a large stew and carried it to the hockey game.

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Load up the canoes with ham and cheese!

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She would rather watch a pie eating contest than go to any dog track.

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The bowling alley is running out of tea.

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Sure, the shortstop doesn’t care. He’d eat supper out of his cleat.

Written By

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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