April 08, 2008

Would a short story about baseball make a good column?: I wrote a short story about a neat experience I had playing little league. I'd love some feedback and was wondering if that sort of thing would make a good column here.

posted by dfleming to editorial policy at 09:01 AM - 20 comments

This is the first sentence on the Columns page: Columns are articles and commentary written by SportsFilter members. My opinion is that a short story would fall under the articles category. So yeah, go for it.

posted by NoMich at 09:26 AM on April 08


posted by dfleming at 10:43 AM on April 08

I would think that anything shorter than your average Henry James novel is fine, especially if you are, in fact, Henry James. But yeah, go for it. I look forward to reading it.

posted by chicobangs at 11:43 AM on April 08

I look forward to reading it as well, dfleming. Always looking for a good read about baseball. And dfleming can't be Henry James because I, in fact, am Henry James. Or am I, in fact, Harry James of squeaky high-note trumpet fame? Gotta find that license.

posted by THX-1138 at 12:35 PM on April 08

Just do it.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:45 PM on April 08

And dfleming can't be Henry James because I, in fact, am Henry James. Or am I, in fact, Harry James of squeaky high-note trumpet fame? Gotta find that license. I always thought that you were Hairy James, the porn actor.

posted by NoMich at 01:23 PM on April 08

A-HA! Gimme my license back, NoMich!

posted by THX-1138 at 01:25 PM on April 08

...and I'm Jesse James. Post it, dfleming, or I'll rob your bank. This James thing is beginning to sound like the Johnsons in Blazing Saddles.)

posted by Howard_T at 05:40 PM on April 08

Howard Johnson is right!

posted by tahoemoj at 06:23 PM on April 08

Mongo agree.

posted by THX-1138 at 06:35 PM on April 08

I am not Henry James, James Joyce or Joyce Brothers. Yall can stop with the rumors.

posted by dfleming at 06:32 AM on April 09

What about The Brothers Karimozov? Are you in that?

posted by apoch at 11:45 AM on April 09

You got me. I'm William Shattner.

posted by dfleming at 12:01 PM on April 09

So Mr. Shatner, what did you do to piss off JJ Abrams so much that he didn't put you in his movie? I mean besides kill Kirk in Generations? (This is a geek level 8 comment)

posted by THX-1138 at 01:36 AM on April 10

I don't want to talk about it and you don't want to hear. You sleep with Nimoy's wife once and suddenly, you're the bad guy...

posted by dfleming at 07:04 AM on April 10

'Aint it the truth.

posted by THX-1138 at 02:31 PM on April 10

I'm sorry, did you just say something?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:40 AM on April 13

I do not own a framed copy of that and it does not hang in my rec room.

posted by THX-1138 at 08:06 PM on April 13

Framed copy of the picture above = geek level 7.0 Autographed version = 9.9

posted by BoKnows at 08:48 PM on April 13

This is a good lesson about me. If I ever became insanely, criminally desperate, and wound up taking hostages, all the negotiator would have to do to keep me talking is appeal to my true geek. I won't shut up. (The previous is not an endorsement of insanely, criminally desperate activities. No hostages were taken during typing)

posted by THX-1138 at 12:37 PM on April 14

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