ZISK #23: 7” x 8 ½”, photocopied, 25 pgs.

Jun 13, 2014

Zisktags itself as “The Baseball magazine for people who hate baseball magazines.” This is true zine, niche-market success. As a baseball fan and admirer of good story-telling, Zisk is a success. This Fall, 2013 issue has stories of proposed rule changes, like allowing players to catch the ball in their hat (Why is that illegal?), and the greatest baseball nicknames, of which there are too many great ones to mention, but I like Ron “Louisiana Lightning” Guidry. The issue also pays tribute to two of my favorite childhood memories in an article on the decline of baseball card collecting and the time that senior citizen and Texas Rangers pitcher, Nolan Ryan, repeatedly punched the shit out of the much younger Robin Ventura, after Ventura charged the mound. Ah, the nostalgia. Check out Zisk! –John Mule (PO Box 469, Patterson, NY 12563)