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Never Average, Usually Wild

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, April 29, 2018, 8:32 a.m. Joe Garagiola said baseball is a funny game – once upon a time, I read the book – and Talladega Superspeedway is a funny place. It’s hard to round up the … Continue reading

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For God’s Sake, Take It Down

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 8:40 a.m. When I was in college, during my junior year, I decided to add a second major. It was history, and I specialized in the history of the South. I took classes … Continue reading

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Tony’s Gotta Be Tough

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, September 29, 2014, 5:19 p.m. This morning I was working on a novel, and Tony Stewart’s media session was mostly over by the time I thought of it. I read the Tweets, and, later, when I … Continue reading

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Tony Stewart Is Not Alone

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, August 29, 2014, 1:59 p.m. “When the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes not that you won or lost, but how you played the game.” – Grantland Rice (1880-1954) On Thursday, … Continue reading

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Nobody Wins

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, August 10, 2014, 11:47 a.m. Tragedies are frequently a result of a comedy of errors, not that there’s anything funny about them. They are long, improbable games of dice, in which “snake eyes” land again and … Continue reading

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