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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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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 Unbearable Lightness of Being

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 20, 2018, 3:51 p.m. I hate the All-Star Break. The game’s fine, though I didn’t get to watch it this year because I was watching Laurens City Council go into executive session and then two … 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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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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