Monthly Archives: March 2016

Luckily, Clinton Soccer Has No ‘Back in the Day’

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 9:06 a.m. I guess I feel about as sane as any author whose novel was just released. I always do something I wish I didn’t, such as start maniacally reading and finding a … Continue reading

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He’s Just a Grumpy Old Teddy Bear in the Guise of a Coach

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 8:36 a.m. Butch Clark’s voice carries. From the press box behind the plate at Laurens District High School’s softball field, it is crystal clear. Tuesday was one of the veteran Raider coach’s better … Continue reading

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Bound for the Firth of Forth

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 28, 2016, 2:05 p.m. I guess I “slept wrong” last night because my first sensation upon awakening was a pain in my left butt cheek. Usually, if at all, it’s my right butt cheek. On … Continue reading

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Between Here and the Trip

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, March 26, 2016, 1:05 p.m. Basketball is almost over. High school and college baseball is at its peak. MLB is just a little over a week away. NASCAR is off for Easter. It’s drizzling outside. The … Continue reading

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The Hero Was No Bigger Than a Corn Nubbin

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 24, 2016, 10:24 a.m. How does one cover a high school softball game? One keeps a scorebook, and, based on my two evenings at the old softyard so far, it is liable to be complicated. … Continue reading

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The Baseball Was Cool But My Fingers Were Cold

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 9:49 a.m. Haters gonna hate. Politicians gonna lie. Terrorists gonna terrorize. Thank God there’s baseball to save the republic. The weather was chilly on Tuesday night, and for some reason, it always seems … Continue reading

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For the Red Devils, It Took a While

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, March 18, 2016, 10:56 a.m. This bright morning began with Kierkegaard offering, via tweet, an opportunity to watch photos of the world’s great volcanic eruptions. It’s hard to top that. I bided my time. Watched a … Continue reading

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Now Back to Laurens

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 9:57 a.m. Last night I watched Laurens edge Hillcrest, 1-0. The only run was unearned. Very unearned. A Raider baserunner, G.L. Compton, scored all the way from first base after the Ram pitcher … Continue reading

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A Place in Heaven for Red Devils

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, March 12, 2016, 12:17 p.m. Early on Friday afternoon, I drove the familiar highway, 76, that leads from here to Joanna. When I got there, I turned off on a back street and drove by the … Continue reading

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Trying to Get Reacquainted with the Old Microphone

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 10, 2016, 11:11 a.m. The highlight of many recent years has taken place in Texas, hard against the Red River and the Oklahoma border, in a small city known as Gainesville, where my friend Vince … Continue reading

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