Monthly Archives: May 2016

Too Many Innings Seldom Provide Happy Endings

Complete Selection of Ink and Toner Cartridges Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, May 29, 2016, 10:24 a.m. The Furman Paladins roared from behind to eliminate the top seed, UNC Greensboro, from the Southern Conference Baseball Tournament. That’s not the game I … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions, and Rationalizations

A Complete Line of Ink and Toner Cartridges   Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10:24 a.m. I’m thinking about going to see Furman play Samford in the Southern Conference Baseball Tournament at Fluor Field in Greenville. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Spring Forward, Fall Back

Complete Line of Toner & Ink Cartridges! Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 10:13 a.m. I’m not much of a fan of banquets and awards ceremonies. Three Winston Cup marathons at the Waldorf-Astoria, sitting uncomfortably in rented formal attire … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Lost Joy

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 9:46 a.m. This is a football town, located in the lower quadrant of a football county, the central-upper-left of a football state and the east of a football region. Have a spring football … Continue reading

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It Happens Every Spring

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:13 a.m. It’s a strange sensation for this time of year. I mourn the loss of baseball. Oh, the Boston Red Sox are playing a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals this very … Continue reading

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A Master of the Rough and Ready Life

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:15 p.m. He built his own guitars but wrote about building a boat. He was a carpenter, a man fond of using his hands but never for typing. He wrote lyrics on graph … Continue reading

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When All the Laughter Died in Sorrow

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, May 12, 2016, 8:31 a.m. Some of the finest young men Clinton High School ever produced wandered around aimlessly on a field about 90 miles away. Many wore eye-black smeared across their cheeks, now running down … Continue reading

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Down the Hill and Up

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 9:29 a.m. Laurens Academy sits stately on a hill, its gray buildings providing a backdrop for the diamond below. The home of the Crusaders is on S.C. 49 between interstate highways 385 and … Continue reading

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The Fickle Finger of Fate

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 9:47 a.m. Clinton High School’s baseball program, unused to such success over the years, entered Monday night’s Class 3A Upstate district game with Belton-Honea Path riding a 20-game winning streak like it was … Continue reading

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Fun in the Sticks

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:44 a.m. This is starting to seem like a movie. Hoosiers comes to mind. While I sit behind a table behind the plate of The Sponge, Clinton High School’s ancient baseball field, I … Continue reading

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