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.”
Matt Rhule may talk fast – he could forge a second career rattling off advertising disclaimer copy — but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t think about what he’s about to say.
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.