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About Chalk & Clay

Chalk & Clay is a baseball website for coaches, players, parents and fans, with a focus on the intersection of baseball, culture and community.

The Team

Jim Malec, Editor
Email: jim[at]

Nicole Cahill, Contributor
Email: ncahill[at]

What We Publish:

  • Ballpark photos
  • Coaching resources
  • Best-of lists
  • Book reviews
  • Gear reviews
  • Essays
  • Fiction and poetry
  • Interviews
  • Player, coach and team profiles
  • News

What We Don’t Cover

  • Day-to-day MLB news
  • Fantasy baseball
  • Prospect news
  • Sports betting content

Write for Chalk & Clay

We are currently seeking contributors for recurring assignments on a freelance basis, as well as one-off submissions of personal essays, fiction and poetry.

All contributions are paid.

If you’d like to join the team or contribute, email writers[at]  

Our Core Beliefs

Our content is rooted in the following value statements.

  • Everyone should have the opportunity to play baseball regardless of their age, income or skill level.
  • All kids should have access to accurate, evidence-based developmental information, even if their families can’t afford private coaching or online training resources.
  • Not all youth players are trying to make it to the next level, and that’s OK. Their experience with the game still matters.
  • Ballparks bring people together and should be built within communities. Where those in-town ballparks already exist, they should be preserved.

Contact Info

You can send gear, books or anything else for review consideration to the following address: 

Chalk & Clay
ATTN: Jim Malec
2301 N ST ST #106
Washington, DC 20037

Email inquiries about any topic can be sent to info[at]

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