About Nathan Graziano

Nathan Graziano lives in Manchester, New Hampshire. He is the author of three collections of poetry---Not So Profound (Green Bean Press, 2003), Teaching Metaphors (Sunnyoutside Press, 2007) and After the Honeymoon (Sunnyoutside Press, 2009)—a collection of short stories, Frostbite (GBP, 2002), and several chapbooks of fiction and poetry. A chapbook of short prose pieces titled Hangover Breakfasts was recently published by Bottle of Smoke Press this fall. For more information, visit his website at NathanGraziano,com.

Trotting on Clouds

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In 10 year-old boy’s world, it simply doesn’t get any better than your baseball team winning the championship. (Same for 40 year-old dads!)

“It’s Only a Game” . . . Sort Of

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While his family watches him turn into a crazy man during baseball season, Nate Graziano wishes he could remember it’s only a game.

Saturday Afternoon at the Hamster Ball Derby

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Nate Graziano is sick of Deflategate and Tom Brady’s balls. He’s found a new sport to get excited about.

Much Ado About Some Things

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, front, and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) part after speaking following the NFL football AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots defeated the Colts 45-7 to advance to the Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Something is rotten in New England, and Nate Graziano thinks the Patriots and their fans are protesting far too much.

Another Bad Day in Sucks-ville, U.S.A.: A Boston Sports Fan Laments The DeflateGate Fall Out

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Nathan Graziano comes to terms with the findings of the Wells Report that the Patriots and Tom Brady are cheaters.

The Divas of the Diamond

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Nate Graziano laments the lack of hustle and sportsmanship our kids are showing in sports…and looks to the bad example set by the pros as part of the cause.

Yankees v. Red Sox, The Rivalry. Still?

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Coming off the Yankees vs. Red Sox opening series of 2015, a Red Sox fan and Yankee fan ponder the state of the rivalry.

Life Lessons Learned From Bill Buckner

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With baseball season shortly upon us, Nate Graziano reflects on five tough life lessons he has learned at the hands of the sport.

The Pace Isn’t The Problem; People Are The Problem

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MLB is changing its rules to pick up the pace. But according to Nate Graziano, it’s not that the games are too long; it’s that we’ve become too damned impatient.

A ‘Grateful’ Cash Grab

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Is America’s once great Jam Band only grateful for the cash? Jerry really is dead, man.

“A Sad Day, Indeed, for Patriots’ Fan”

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Nathan Graziano is a Patriots fan. And Deflate-gate leaves him a little unsettled.

Self-Publishing Sent My Ego Packing

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Ultimately, the literary fantasy is just that: a fantasy. Nathan Graziano shows us how.

My Manic Ex-Love’s Obituary

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When we love, we can often stumble into loss. Nathan Graziano shares with us the story of one of his first loves, leaving us to reel in the heartbreaking reality that is loving someone with depression.

Fenway Park With My Father

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“My father and I—both stolid men—have always communed through baseball. Sports are and always will be a way in which men connect and speak the unspoken, articulate our ineffable emotions.”

The Manufacturing of the American Douche

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Nathan Graziano would like to talk about our propensity for accepting bad behavior—as long as it is in the name of a win.

Frat Party (Revisited)

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Reliving “the old days” with old friends can keep your soul young, and remind you that your body is older.