eenie, meenie, miney, moe.
Bill Taylor and I have been friends a long time, and our dads were good friends, ... We were at squirrel camp that year, and Bill asked me if I wanted to try it (coaching).
Billy came out and helped me for about three weeks when I first started, ... He had a good ball team, and the kids I had were well-coached. That helped me a whole lot.
I got in contact with a guy named Jack Welch in Marshall, and he put us in the league.
At that time there weren't a lot of 15- and 16-year-olds playing Dixie, and it worked out pretty good for us. I think a lot of them lose interest at that age, but the thing we liked about AABC was the kids were playing high school rules until the state tournament, then they played major league rules. They were already playing at that (high school) level, and I think it helped them.
We had success right off the bat, ... Our first team lost in the state championship game in McKinney. Brandon Grant and Charlie Wells from Liberty-Eylau were pitchers on that team.
We won the state championship, then the regionals in Oklahoma and went to the 16-under World Series in Ohio where we won three and lost two, ... Jordan Williams and Cody White were two of our pitchers.
She likes baseball and likes to hunt and fish, so we get along pretty well, ... You know, I would have probably coached flag football if it hadn't been during hunting season. And I don't play on Memorial Day so I can fish. I don't get to do much fishing during baseball season.
I don't know how much longer I'll coach, but someday I'm going to have to get out of it, ... I'm probably going to put in one more year with this group; then I might go to full-time fishing.
We're not thinking about campaigns. We're thinking about doing the people's work. ... That's what the people want. The people want their congressman to be working, not campaigning.
Along about the third hole, he told me to go over there and make sure his sister was all right.
It was roaring like hell.
My God there was flames everywhere ... it was an inferno. Pieces of the building were raining down on me. I live above my business and I can't stay there to?night. There is so much smoke damage.