August is supposed to be the Dog Days of Summer. Here it is not even the end of June and the temperatures are downright unbearable in the afternoons.

 

August is supposed to be the Dog Days of Summer. Here it is not even the end of June and the temperatures are downright unbearable in the afternoons.
Coaches and managers of baseball, softball and other outdoor sports remind their players to stay hydrated to  keep them from getting overheated and risking a stroke.
Heck, about all the outdoor sports I have time for is mowing the lawns and weedeating.
I have a next door neighbor to the south of me whose front yard could win yard of the month if Clarksdale doled out such accolades.
Helena and West Helena used to do that when I worked in the newsroom here in the 1990s.
Before I mentally drift out off the sports page due to the  hot weather there are several local teams trekking off to baseball and softball tournaments this coming weekend and in early July.
Those little tykes shown in the T-ball photos above are God’s most chosen creatures. They seem to withstand the weather conditions better than ole codgers like myself.
If parents could chill out just a little when their little son or daughter strikes out or bobbles a fielding play the evenings would go better at J.R. House Athletic Complex.
Professionals make some of the biggest bloopers and still draw their megabuck checks.
We’re waiting for our copy of Hooten’s football magazined to arrive.
The magazine’s staff did interviews months in advance of the start of football in late August and September. Work begins in early July on planning the stories, photos, rosters and schedules for the Daily World’s football edition. How time flies.