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The Reinvention of the Red Sox

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, October 29, 2018, 1:13 p.m. Last night the announcers referred to the Boston Red Sox as “a storied team.” The five-game triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers was the Red Sox ninth World Series title. The … Continue reading

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Missing the Good Old Days

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, September 1, 2018, 11:59 a.m. The weekend is not off to a good start. Don’t you agree that the weekend starts informally on Friday night? Last night was a rough one. I was off to the … 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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Avoiding the Perils of Knowing Enough to Be Dangerous

  Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 11:44 a.m. I thought I had been everywhere. Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota, Buffalo, Toronto, Kingston, Albuquerque … and some that Hank Snow never even mentioned in his song. I thought I had … Continue reading

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A Slow Blog About a Year Going Fast

Complete Supply of Ink and Toner Cartridges! Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 10:47 a.m. June, already. It’s a myth that time is precise and constant. It gets faster as a man ages. Most likely, a woman, too, but … 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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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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Only the Scorebook Remains the Same

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 11, 2015, 9:49 a.m. Down the stretch of my NASCAR career — that being defined as the 20 years I traveled the circuit — my interest in basketball waned. The end of NASCAR found me … Continue reading

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Homage to a Tough Season

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, December 3, 2015, 8:54 a.m. The last time I was at a sports awards banquet, it was at the Waldorf-Astoria. On Wednesday night, I was at Lakeside Country Club for the Laurens County Touchdown Club’s annual … Continue reading

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