Monthly Archives: September 2016

A Gin, Not a Rummy

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, September 25, 2016, 10:10 a.m. Now things are back to normal. It’s Sunday and there’s a NASCAR race in New Hampshire and, and by extension, my living room. In a way, the whole world is here. … Continue reading

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The Name’s Ramirez. Hanley Ramirez.

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, September 16, 2016, 10:38 a.m. The week started to turn late last night. I was watching TV with the sound muted when David Ortiz hit his 537th home run, surpassing Mickey Mantle’s career total. Then I … Continue reading

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The Weekend That Was

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:38 a.m. On Sunday afternoon, I walked out of Bi-Lo humming the theme from The Rifleman. I have no idea why. I haven’t watched a rerun of it lately. Bum-bum-bum-buh-BUM-bum, bum-bum-bum-BUM … What … Continue reading

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Worth It

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, September 9, 2016, 10:26 a.m. Practice at Richmond is on TV. My old acquaintance Bobby Johnson is speaking at the Laurens County Touchdown Club today. I’m not going to make it, and I hate that. I spent … Continue reading

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The Difference a Week Makes

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, September 3, 2016, 12:21 p.m. If I had it to do over, I’d have worn an old pair of shoes. The rain was gone at K.C. Hanna Stadium in Laurens, but the new turf was squishy … Continue reading

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One … or Two … or Nah

  Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, September 2, 2016, 12:46 p.m. It’s raining outside. The wind is blowing. The electricity flickered once. Football is to be played, as best I know. My game tonight is Chapman (1-1) at Laurens (0-1). Clinton … Continue reading

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