Matt Oakes

Oakes’ Outlook: Coming Alive Again

I like to write outside. It’s where I always think most clearly. That’s one of the reasons this harsh N.C. winter has been so hard for me. I’ve been cooped up indoors. We all have. That may be “A-OK” for some, but not for me. I get stir crazy. And that’s precisely why I jumped at the opportunity to soak up the sun in the outfield seating of Boshamer Stadium Wednesday afternoon. 72 degrees. Carolina blue skies. I’m all in. I couldn’t make a beeline past the press box fast enough. A place in the grandstand seating was calling me....

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