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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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Reluctant, but Righteous, Bucks

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5:25 p.m. This is a result of a sleepless night. Sleepless nights have often formed the basis of works of fiction. A sleepless night led directly to the two novels I have published … Continue reading

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Memories and Statistics

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 11:15 a.m. Oh, baseball. Last night, Mitch Moreland struck out in the bottom of the ninth with two out and the Boston Red Sox trailing, 10-9. It was a wild pitch. The Cleveland … Continue reading

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The Endless Variety of Sport

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, July 20, 2017, 11:15 a.m. A lot is going on for a Thursday. Some of that is holdover from last night, when Matt Crafton won the annual indelicacy known as the Camping World Truck Series race … Continue reading

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I Don’t Never Have Fun Like That No More

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 10:55 a.m. In the early 1970s, the banks of the Little River overflowed in Laurens. A photo on the front page of a newspaper is etched in my mind. A rowboat was making … Continue reading

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Looking at the World Through a Windshield …

Concord, North Carolina, Saturday, May 27, 2017, 11:50 a.m. About 15-20 years ago, one morning, barely light, I was driving up Interstate 85 between Spartanburg and Cowpens when a blue station wagon roared past me in the right lane. It … Continue reading

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Gimme That Old-Time Promotion, It’s Good Enough for Me

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:25 p.m. It occurred to me yesterday morning. What NASCAR needs is a ground game. Just hand the ball to Jimmy Brown, or pitch it to Gale Sayers. (It’s not that I’m old … Continue reading

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Likes and Dislikes, and Balls and Strikes

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 21, 2017, 11:48 a.m. Back in my day … Things were different. They’ll be different in the next day, too. And the one after. Times change. I don’t believe my day was any better than … Continue reading

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The Occasional Chip Off the Old Block

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 14, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Mornings like this scare me because I remind myself of my old man. He’s been gone since 1993. I’ve outlived him. He lived on, this morning, when I had errands to … Continue reading

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A Kid’s Got to Start Somewhere

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 12, 2017, 9:15 a.m. Thomas Phillips is three. When he takes off his cap, he forgets to put it back on. He sees little use for his glove. He plays for the Sadler-Hughes Apothecary Astros, … Continue reading

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