—-Tis true, that while Bill Haas was checking in the Scorer’s Tent after the closing round of the Tour Championship, affirming his official card—and being unfamiliar with just how the whole thing came to rest, he asked one of the officials, “By the way, who won the FedEx Cup?”
Honestly, he had no idea how it worked out.
“Why, you did, Bill?”
“Me?” he said, actually startled. “You mean, I won the ten million dollars?”
Amazing, that there are young athletes out there to whom money isn’t everything.
—-You may, or may not hark back to the day that the Braves traded Jordan Schafer (and other baggage) to Houston for Michael Bourn that in my hasty conclusion, I wrote: “Ye gods, that was a bad deal.”
Boy, was I wrong! When the season wound down, Michael led the National League in stolen bases, and was among league leaders in hits, runs, triples, scoring and had given the Braves a kind of lead-off threat they hadn’t had in ages. Sorry, Michael, and I blush.
—As I understand it, Derek Lowe had developed an attention disorder during the season, and I guess there had to be something out of line. Surely it didn’t happen all of a sudden. Looking back, you may have forgotten that he won 15 and 16 games his first two season with the Braves. Then the bottom dropped out, and he closed out his stop here pitching like a man in a daze. Now just what are the Braves are going do about the last $15-million salary he has left on their plate. Bad for indigestion.
—Amazing that Dan Uggla got through those first two barren months of the season with being swallowed up in a flood of boos. But he did, and our compliments to the Braves fans who showed such golden patience.
—Some failed investments that didn’t fare so well:
Carl Crawford of the Red Sox, a $115-million bust; Jason Werth of the National, $75-million flop, and there are more, but let’s move on.
—Don’t know just how Tiger Woods’ career as a golf course designer is working out. I do know that the huge project in Dubai has collapsed, and I haven’t heard just what happened to the project called The Cliffs in the Carolinas to which his name was attached before the her fell. Nor just how his old pal-ship with Mark O’Meara has held up through it all—if at all.
—Time out! And sleep well…..Selah.