We had a rough three days, Champlin said. “A hard three days, mentally and physically. (Last Saturday) we had a full scrimmage and we got after it that day.
It’s just different than practice. Out here we’re comfortable. You’re used to the same things over and over, Nelson said before a recent practice at Washington Grizzly Stadium.
I remember a school friend’s birthday party in our neighbourhood, when Lalith Athulathmudali was seven years old and I was five and a half. It was a fancy dress occasion, and Lalith and I attended it wearing the khaki uniforms of Inspectors of the Ceylon Police. When we were even younger, our parents put us both in blue and white sailor suits for our own birthday parties: those occasions that are always such an integral and important part of childhood, milestones on the way to being grown up and part of the adult world..

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