Tag Archives: Tristan Smaltz

A Dizzying Day’s Journey Into Night

Complete Suppy of Ink and Toner Cartridges Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 12:02 p.m. Sometimes I’m reminded that I’m getting old. In fact, the reminder occurs fairly often. I was tightly scheduled on Tuesday. After spending most of … Continue reading

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The Fickle Finger of Fate

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 9:47 a.m. Clinton High School’s baseball program, unused to such success over the years, entered Monday night’s Class 3A Upstate district game with Belton-Honea Path riding a 20-game winning streak like it was … Continue reading

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Fun in the Sticks

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:44 a.m. This is starting to seem like a movie. Hoosiers comes to mind. While I sit behind a table behind the plate of The Sponge, Clinton High School’s ancient baseball field, I … Continue reading

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The Very Best of Clinton’s Greatest Hits

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 9:54 a.m. Happiness, happiness. Everybody’s looking for happiness. As I looked around the perimeter of The Sponge, Clinton High School’s beloved field of dreams and antiquity, that’s what struck me. Lots of smiling … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Kind of Cure for That Disease

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 10:16 a.m. Winning is thought to be contagious. Vince Lombardi said, “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” The great pro … 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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As Joe Garagiola Noted, Baseball Is a Funny Game

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 8:39 a.m. What does a writer want? Something to write. Sometimes this quest takes him far away, occasionally in geography but mostly in contemplation, and sometimes he finds it nearby. On Tuesday night, … Continue reading

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