They Get Away From You by Michael Canfield
Approx. 8,330 words.
Published on May 8, 2011 by
Vauk House Press.
In the summer before 9/11, some many things are going right for Billy the superfan. The Mariners are in first place, and besides that, the All-Star game's about to be played in Seattle's beautiful new ballpark. Then Billy discovers, for the first time, he has a son. Bonus stories: “Library Rules”, “A Cold Day in Belgium”, “People with Earplugs”, and “The Odd Poem”.