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"The Kid" is all grown up

Updated: May 14, 2008, 11:58 AM ET
By Jeremy Plonk | Special to ESPN.com

There comes a time in all our lives when it happens. If your idea of a full day involves studying, Starbucks and Nintendo Wii, trust me, you haven't found it yet. But you will.

Eventually, everyone gets old -- sooner more often than later.

Back in the day, I remember my parents giving me the occasional weekday off from school for good behavior. The reward often was a trip to one of Maryland's racetracks. I know that's not exactly the stuff Dr. Phil would recommend in a good-parenting ...

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