Friday, June 23, 2017

Wham! There goes a car window

It was probably 1980 when I was covering American Legion baseball in Seneca, S.C. The Seneca Legion team played at a local elementary school, and everyone felt safe with their cars parked on the other side of the building.


They were playing under the lights, and a guy jacked a foul ball to his right. The ball bounced once on the roof of the school, and we heard "CRASH!" as the ball went through a windshield. About 200 people raced around the school, and most came back relieved. I heard one guy yell a one-word expletive while he was standing in the parking lot, and he was still cussing under his breath when he came back to the field.


When I went around the school after the game, I saw a red truck with a soccer-ball sized hole in the windshield. Expletive, indeed. I hope he was insured. He'd probably have to pay a deductible, though.


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Friday, June 16, 2017

My favorite music

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Alien (Atlanta Rhythm Section)

Amarillo by Morning (George Strait)

Cara Mia (Jay and the Americans)

El Paso and El Paso City (Marty Robbins)

Ghost Riders in the Sky (Johnny Cash)

Ghost Riders in the Sky (The Outlaws)


Highwayman (The Highwaymen)

I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash)

I'm So Lonesome I Could I Could Cry (B.J. Thomas)

Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)

My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)

Never Trust a Stranger (Marshall Tucker Band)

Rose in Paradise (Waylon Jennings)

Silver Stallion (The Highwaymen)

Tender Years (John Cafferty)

The Power of Love (Huey Lewis)

Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)

Unchain My Heart (Joe Cocker)

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