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Andy Kirkaldy: Book brings Sox' greatest season vividly to life

Posted on April 30, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



It won’t take too much straining of the gray matter for any Red Sox fan to know what series Francona is talking about.

For those still in doubt, here’s Curt Schilling talking about the same seven games, except before it made baseball history: “I’m not sure of any scenario more enjoyable than making 55,000 people from New York shut up.”

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Matt Dickerson: Fishing high and dry for Gila

Posted on April 23, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



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Karl Lindholm: 'Big game, small world': Hoop in Cameroon, Part I

Posted on April 16, 2014 |
By Karl Lindholm



The big news in the basketball world last week was that 7’0” Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid (“jo-el em-beed”) will leave college and enter the NBA draft in June.

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Matt Dickerson: On film, fanatics and freezing fish; opening day!

Posted on April 9, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



I have a confession. I will make it in print (though out of shame I hope nobody actually reads my column this week): Now that I am older, every once in a while a thought crosses my mind that perhaps I won’t go fishing on opening day of trout season.

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Opening Day on the Champs Elysees; a poem for Karl Lindholm

Posted on April 3, 2014 |
By Gary Margolis



My friend, Karl, writes he’s sitting outside

with a jacket on at a cafe on the Champs

Elysees. Thinking of himself as Hemingway.

Imagining the words that strolled that street,

that Victory walked through its arches.

Karl speaks a Maine French that goes a long way

wherever he is. Which is everywhere

a city needs a friend to stop one of its citizens

to chat. Karl is well-known at home for chatting

all morning and afternoon, standing in front

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Sports column by Matt Dickerson: Appreciating baseball and the warmth of Arizona

Posted on March 26, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



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I am writing my column this week from Tucson, Ariz. I am here watching my son play baseball with the Middlebury College Panthers on their annual spring break trip. Ten games in eight days, with the final three against archrival Williams.

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Andy Kirkaldy: Baseball season is proof that spring is here

Posted on March 19, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Although we in the Great White North are all still suffering through snow, ice and temperatures colder than an NFL owner’s heart, rumor has it that the first day of spring coincides with the publication date for this issue of the Independent.

My dogs, who these days often dig in their heels at the doorway in protest when asked to venture out into the frozen tundra, certainly don’t trust the calendar.

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Karl Lindholm: Checking in — Life in the rainforest, kids playing sports

Posted on March 12, 2014 |
By Karl Lindholm



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Editor’s note: Independent sports columnist Karl Lindholm is filing his reports this year from Yaounde, Cameroon, West Africa.

There I was, last Saturday morning, sitting in a small grove at the Rain Forest International School (RFIS), at an all-day girls’ soccer and boys’ basketball tournament. The day was hot and muggy, and I was glad to be in the shade.

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Matt Dickerson: Growing up Nordic

Posted on March 5, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



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Matt Dickerson: Gliding through a snowy wood

Posted on February 19, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



There is something about evergreens bent and laden under a thick quilt of fresh snow. Especially spruces and firs and hemlocks. To say it was a feeling of waiting would not be quite right. Waiting so often implies impatience. But the woods were not impatient. Rather it was a feeling of tranquility.

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