“Defunct” excerpted on Eephus

Authenticity is a thing we may move toward but never touch; if it’s to be found at all, it approaches us. But make no mistake, in buying these caps and memorizing the names of players and owners and stadiums from 20 years ago or better I’m attempting to will myself toward something authentic.

— “Defunct,” from The Utility of Boredom, excerpted on Eephus

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