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Fouled Out: Barn Basketball

In ninth grade, I was growing and getting bigger and had more skills thanks to playing inside barn basketball with my brother, cousin Daryl, Jim Miller, Earl and Ellis Rush, and the Clark boys. Barn basketball is the roughest toughest game there is.

During June – and then again in August, if the grasses grow and it rains enough, but not too much – you make hay! Yes, you make hay when the sun shines. For if the hay is wet or too green and put in the barn, then there is spontaneous combustion because of the heat and the barn burns down. Anyway, you fill the hay mows in the barn to the ro...


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