Tag Archives: Boston Red Sox

It’s the Best Cure for What Ails Me

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, July 28, 2018, 3:08 p.m. It’s a shame I didn’t feel better. Mookie Betts belted a game-winning, 10th-inning homer to beat the Minnesota Twins, and I felt like death warmed over, which is a hard phrase … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 20, 2018, 3:51 p.m. I hate the All-Star Break. The game’s fine, though I didn’t get to watch it this year because I was watching Laurens City Council go into executive session and then two … Continue reading

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The Baseball Sense of Deja Vu

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 10:19 a.m. The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are tied for first place in the American League East. They have played each other four times, and each team has won two. … Continue reading

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The Endless Variety of Sport

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, July 20, 2017, 11:15 a.m. A lot is going on for a Thursday. Some of that is holdover from last night, when Matt Crafton won the annual indelicacy known as the Camping World Truck Series race … Continue reading

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The Weather Will Get Warmer

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 16, 2017, 9:45 a.m. Spring sports begin early. They begin cold. Traditionally, I’m prone to underrate the chill of March. Wednesday night was a rare exception. I wore a coat to Laurens District High School … Continue reading

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Winning the World Series Will Change Your Lives, Cubs Fans

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, November 3, 2016, 10:22 a.m. Life will change, Cubs fans, and for the good. This I know. The reason I have rooted for the Boston Red Sox for my entire life is that my late father’s … 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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Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, July 27, 3:45 p.m. Next week the football players will be out, sweating and pushing and knocking one another down, and it will be my job to watch enough to form some preliminary opinion of how … Continue reading

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A Triumph of Persistence, Not Skill

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, July 16, 2016, 9:38 a.m. I have squandered an early rising. Damn that British Open. So far, I have sipped coffee, wished people happy birthday on Facebook, cooked breakfast, played lots of Hank Williams songs, and … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Some Football?

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:02 a.m. For every ending is there a beginning. And vice-versa. Endings have been prevalent this year. I miss David Letterman. And Don Imus, who isn’t on TV anymore. And Jon Stewart, who … Continue reading

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