School Sports Memories

How athletics and academics mixed in my youth

Paul Greenberg

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The coach is an English teacher. In English class we are told to use complete sentences and avoid slang. Curses will earn you a demerit. Out here on the field Coach is taunting each twelve-year-old hitter as he comes to the plate. “Feel the breeze, the breeze,” he says when the usuals strike out. The heavy hitters, he likes. “Outstanding” he says…

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Paul Greenberg

New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish as well as The Climate Diet and Goodbye Phone, Hello World paulgreenberg.org