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  • ONE ON ONE: In Memory of a Great Athlete, Friend and Cape Cod’s Greatest Sports Fan September 10, 2015 - A baseball cracked off the barrel of a bat somewhere nearby. Two or three ballplayers found sanctuary in the shade of the dugout, occasionally glancing at their cell phones or pulling on their socks and lacing up their spikes. The heavy hiss of a water hose sprayed across the infield dust and the late-day, July […]
  • ONE ON ONE: A Quitter Never Wins, A Winner Never Quits September 3, 2015 - There is no worse feeling in life than looking back with regret. “I could have been that person…” “That could have been my touchdown…” “I could have beaten that guy…” “I really should have played…” The one thing I always tell my players – after nearly three decades of coaching teenagers – is that you […]
  • ONE ON ONE: The Thrill of Victory Exists at ‘The Adventure Park’ August 28, 2015 - If you possess even the tiniest atom of athleticism or simply want to be physically challenged, the new Adventure Park at Heritage Museum & Gardens should, without question, be on your bucket list. I assure you, however, that there were moments when I felt I was going to kick the bucket as each of the park’s […]
  • ONE ON ONE: Football Star, Green Beret Getting Boot for Standing up for Afghanistan Boy August 21, 2015 - A bruising, 235-lb. fullback at Milton High School and then at Northfield Mount Herman, Charles Martland went on to play football for the Florida State Seminoles for the legendary Bobby Bowden back in 2003 and 2004. He then made the rare decision to become a Green Beret with the United States Army Special Forces. On […]
  • ONE ON ONE: Where, Oh Where, Have My Boston Red Sox Gone August 19, 2015 - Rummaging through my desk I came across a number of old Boston Red Sox ticket stubs, some dating back to childhood and all of them – including one from the 2000 season – made me wince and instinctively check to see if my wallet was still in my back pocket. My how times – and, […]
  • ONE ON ONE: A Case for the Cape League Hall of Fame August 14, 2015 - There’s an incredibly priceless sense of renewal and hope and joy each summer when the latest collegiate baseball stars from across the country suit up in uniforms for teams like the Wareham Gatemen and the Cotuit Kettleers and the Orleans Firebirds and the Brewster Whitecaps. Ezra Pound once said that the secret to success in […]
  • ONE ON ONE: When in Doubt, NFL Finds Tom Brady the Perfect Scapegoat July 30, 2015 - Beleagured and embattled New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady – arguably one of the greatest to have ever played the game – is the NFL’s perfect scapegoat.  Cell phones and deflated footballs. A reputation run through the national wringer on the heels of yet another Super Bowl victory. A schmoozy, smarmy, disingenuous NFL commissioner so […]
  • One on One: From Within the Darkness, Let There be Light (VIDEO) July 24, 2015 - There are dark and twisted things in the shadows. As insulated from the rest of the world as Cape Cod is, there is a world within this world not all people who live here see or experience and for those who do not see or sip from that transient world’s bitter cup, they should count […]
  • One on One: Osterville Octogenarian Goes for National Triple Jump Title June 26, 2015 - For most folks in retirement, it’s safe to say that the youthful, harried pace of earlier life tends to slow down a bit. Not so for Osterville’s Doris Ferry who next week will turn 80 and then jump on a plane with her husband Bob, 83, and head for the National Senior Games where she […]
  • One On One: Talent, Hard Work & Heart Personified (VIDEO) June 19, 2015 - Just as the Cape’s first warblers crack the ebbing night’s silence and the sun barely begins to peak its head over the horizon, sounds virtually unheard by anyone but its maker reverberate in a dimly lit gymnasium each day. It is the heavy, repetitive thud of leather upon finished albeit aged maple. It is the […]

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