Remembering Chocolate Thunder

Growing up, I loved basketball more than any other sport; and I played them all at one point or another. My football career ended after one season in Pop Warner when I went to helmet-to-helmet with a 6-foot-5 (or see he seemed), 250-pound (at least he looked it), 35-year-old man (he probably wasn't) and got …

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The Sportswriter Takes a Sports Vacation (Or, What Else Is New?)

You never know who you're going to meet on a day-to-day basis and where a conversation might go, or what it might spark inside you. On Wednesday afternoon, while attending a minor league baseball doubleheader between the New Britain Rock Cats and the Trenton Thunder, I ran into a gentleman who made me think. Between …

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The Dover Years: Gone, But Never Forgotten

The shot glass sat on the bar, waiting for some action. It would have to wait. There was a beer to nurse and memories to swallow down. I was sitting in a bar called "Cara's Irish Pub" in downtown Dover, New Hampshire. It was my first visit to the establishment, which is owned by old …

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