Mitch Thompson spent a portion of Wednesday conducting exit interviews with his players. It’s always a bittersweet moment for the McLennan Community College baseball coach, as he puts the wraps on another season and bids farewell to his departing sophomores.
Back in the 1980s, the Los Angeles Lakers’ James Worthy developed a reputation for rising to the moment in the postseason. After a series of clutch games, some sage (and, now, forgotten) media member christened him with the moniker “Big Game James.”
My only experience, if you even call it that, with horse racing has come from watching Secretariat (the movie, not the legendary racehorse himself) many, many times. I was also introduced to Mine That Bird, the 2009 Kentucky Derby champ when I worked at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal a couple…
Bedlam rival Oklahoma State and Mother Nature herself couldn’t stop the Oklahoma softball team from winning its seventh straight Big 12 championship.
As a columnist, you don’t always know what messages will float out into the abyss, never to be seen or heard from again, and which ones might ignite a spark of interest — or even action.