Ray Van Horn, Jr. is a veteran entertainment journalist whose writing and live photography has been featured in Blabbermouth.net, Dee Snider’s House of Hair Online, Fangoria.com, Horror News.net, About.com Heavy Metal, MetalManiacs, New Noise, Music Dish, AMP, Hails & Horns, Unrestrained,Noisecreep, Impose, Pit, The Big Takeover.com, Rough Edge.com, Pitriff and others. His blog The Metal Minute won a “Best Personal Blog” award in 2009 from Metal Hammer magazine and he wrote and produced his own hard rock e-zine, Retaliate.

He has contributed essays to UK author Neil Daniels’ Iron Maiden and ZZ Top biographies. Ray’s fiction has been published in various periodicals and anthologies, including his flash fiction piece “Off the Record” for Akashic Books’ “Mondays Are Murder” noir series. His recent short stories “Before the Ball” and “Widow” were featured in subsequent editions of Alex S. Johnson’s Axes of Evil anthologies. Ray wrote serialized original superhero fiction for Cyber Age Adventures and five of those stories appear in the anthology Playing Solitaire. He was the winner of Quantum Muse’s fiction contest in 1999.

Ray is a former NHL game analyst for The Hockey Nut and one-time host of the forum “Comic Books” at ReadWave. He has done beat reporting, photography and lifestyle articles for Metromix, an affiliate of The Baltimore Sun, Carroll Magazine, The Northern News and The Emmitsburg Dispatch.

Monday, July 28, 2014

How Baseball Players Are Handling Hecklers

It sure beats letting fucktard fans get under your collar.  Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel followed the lead of Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips in dealing with smack yakkers.  Each gave their respective mouthy hecklers a subversive kick in the shorts with directly-addressed signed baseballs.  Unfortunately, however hilarious these methods in bucking the nasty public may be, the exchange for taking the high road will no doubt bring more trash talkers to stadiums in the hopes of scoring similar souvenirs and/or selfie shots with big leaguers.  It's the nature of the beast, as Twisted Sister would sing.

                  Listenin' to:  Elvis Costello - This Year's Model

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