Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Red Sox Right Now

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, April 30, 2015, 4:50 p.m. I’m not an expert or an insider. I’ve loved the Boston Red Sox since my earliest memory, and I watch them on TV every chance I can. Oft times my whole … Continue reading

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I Bat My Brains on Most Mondays

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 27, 2015, 9:34 a.m. Every Monday finds me in the same predicament. I’ve written my weekly Bleacher Report column, and I take a look at how many have read it and how it’s been perceived. … Continue reading

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A Legend Comes Back Home

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, April 26, 2015, 8:33 a.m. In the chill of a November night in 1972, Ed Richardson, whose son coached the Clinton High School Red Devils, slapped Jimmy Dutton, whose son was keeping the scoreboard, across the … Continue reading

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Sometimes Racing Makes Me Think of Flying

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 24, 2015, 10:34 a.m. I’ve written about writing. I’ve perused and posted on the social media. I’ve entered a new short story in a contest. I’ve had breakfast. It’s still fairly early, considering. Who knows? … Continue reading

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Me? I’m Too Spooked to Exaggerate

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:21 a.m. If one writes about NASCAR for 20 years, it’s likely that, at some point during that span, he or she is going to sit on a plane next to most everyone … Continue reading

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Like Making Sausage

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 20, 2015, 11:18 a.m. I got up thinking that the difference between being at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday and watching the Sprint Cup race at home wasn’t as great as I thought. A year … Continue reading

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Time to Redraw Some Lines

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:53 p.m. Last night I dreamed of Hillbilly Heaven / Oh, what a beautiful sight … Actually, it wasn’t Hillbilly Heaven. It wasn’t beautiful. It wasn’t a dream. I just couldn’t sleep. Bristol … Continue reading

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Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 17, 2015, 2:56 p.m. A dry spell is ahead for those who love NASCAR short-track racing. It’s all the more reason to savor these next two weekends. Not only is it “Bristol, baby.” The following … Continue reading

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Why “Double-file Restarts” Stink

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 10:59 a.m. In June 2009, NASCAR instituted what it called “double-file restarts,” which was kind of a contradiction in terms because restarts were already “double-file.” What the change meant was that, at the … Continue reading

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The Usual Suspects Number Two

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:15 p.m. I had a bit of a “Eureka moment” this morning. The racing at NASCAR’s intermediate tracks has fallen into disfavor, and I was wondering why. By intermediate track, I’m referring to … Continue reading

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