Monthly Archives: July 2014

Jeff, Ingrid & the Kids Came in Handy

Clinton, S.C., Monday, July 28, 2014, 1:20 p.m. Jeff Gordon, bless his soon-to-be-forty-three-year-old heart, didn’t save the day, but he and his lovely wife and precocious children sure did warm up the boredom and make it fuzzy. Age gives a … Continue reading

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Setting a Little Something Right

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, July 27, 2014, 11:45 a.m. Saturday night I had a chance to do something I’d wanted to do for nearly eleven years. Apologize to Grady Little. Little managed the Boston Red Sox in 2003. In Game Seven … Continue reading

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But That Was Back Before the Fall

Clinton, S.C., Friday, July 25, 2014, 2:30 p.m. I think a lot about the way things used to be. You’ll have that with washed-up sports writers. It’s a consequence of age. One looks back more once there’s more to see. … Continue reading

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The Hometown Cuisine Helps

Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 4:57 p.m. Maybe tonight’s Truck race on the Eldora dirt has made me more attentive to the rustic. I had an appointment this afternoon and decided to have an early supper. I’ve got three … Continue reading

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Irony, Bonafide

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 7:16 p.m. Sometimes I wonder if my vernacular has grown outdated, and unbeknownst to me, the meaning of “literal” has reversed and “ironic” vastly expanded. Those words, from the perspective of my outmoded brain, … Continue reading

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Underload to Overload

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, July 20, 2014, 3:45 p.m. Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport… the thrill of victory… and the agony of defeat… the human drama of athletic competition… This is ABC’s Wide World of … Continue reading

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Midweek Blahs

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, July 17, 2014, 9:27 a.m. This is an age of immediacy, short attention span, and instant gratification. So I am writing 5,000-word short stories and linking to them via social media. If I were an actor, I’d … Continue reading

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I’m Not Being Serious Here

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 9:20 a.m. On the one hand, I’m glad the World Cup is over. Watching it was amusing and educational, plus, I’ll be performing crummy impersonations of English broadcasters for weeks. For instance, NASCAR’s recently … Continue reading

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Things I Can and Cannot … Write

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, July 13, 2014, 11:44 a.m. The struggle is to write when I have something worth writing. As I grow more distant, I feel less qualified to discuss some matters regarding my longtime beat. This varies from case … Continue reading

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Why My Favorite Team Sucks

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:27 p.m. I’m no sabermetrician, and I don’t have to be. It doesn’t take mathematics to see what’s wrong with the Boston Red Sox. Last year they scored runs. This year they don’t. This … Continue reading

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