Tag Archives: Mookie Betts

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 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 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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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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Why My Favorite Team Sucks

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:27 p.m. I’m no sabermetrician, and I don’t have to be. It doesn’t take mathematics to see what’s wrong with the Boston Red Sox. Last year they scored runs. This year they don’t. This … Continue reading

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