Category Archives: Sports

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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They Were Opportune in Every Way

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, October 6, 2018, 11:53 a.m. It’s been unusual this fall to feel upbeat on Saturday mornings. Every high school football team in this county is 2-5. Fortunately, the one I watched last night was the one … Continue reading

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The Latest from the Home Office in Clinton, South Carolina

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, September 22, 2018, 7:01 p.m. I’m really looking forward to watching tonight’s Monster Energy Cup race from Richmond. I’m sort of going into it fresh. It’s been such a busy week, for a variety of unusual … Continue reading

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Red Devils Take a Powder(sville)

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, September 8, 2018, 12:51 p.m. Powdersville is listed as being in Greenville, though road signs suggest that there is indeed a Powdersville, where the use of Goody’s could be exceedingly high. It’s on the eastern edge … 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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Off and Literally Running

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, August 25, 2018, 11:12 a.m. The game was played at 8 p.m. instead of 7:30 because the likelihood a week earlier was that it would be too hot to meet the South Carolina High School League’s … Continue reading

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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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Close to Home and Far, Far Away

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 13, 2018, 8:27 a.m. I really wanted England to reach the World Cup finals. It was like everything else now that my job responsibilites keep me preoccupied. I’m forever editing, choosing photos, and interviewing someone … 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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A Really Big Show

Sumter, South Carolina, Saturday, February 24, 2018, 2:37 p.m. This is my first use of this word in print ever. It was popular thirty years ago. I hated it the way I hate such modern redundant terms as “arguably” (i.e., … Continue reading

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