Agreed, Curtis. The sure handed Gonz has been anything but.
This is from a listener who wrote in about why Smoltz wasn’t at the Glavine ceremony:
I just wanted to let you know you were wondering why Smoltz wasnt at the Glavine ceremony. I just read the other day that he was trying to qualify for some golf tournament 3.5 hours away from Atlanta. He thought he wasnt gonna make it so he started driving back to attend the ceremony and they called him and said he made it so he had to turn back around and go back.
I remember hearing him say last Wednesday that he was going toward Savannah to golf and planning to return for the ceremony. I kind of want to believe him…and as you’ll recall, I’m not a Smoltz fan, per se.
That story about him playing in the golf tournament is true. it was the Georgia Open. He finished, as I just found out, in 29th place.
“Future Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz making his Georgia Open debut carded another solid round of two-under par round of 70 which included a hole-in-one on the 172 yard 8th hole. Smoltz used a 5-iron for his 6th career ace, but his first one in an organized competition. After a rough start, he was three over through three holes, but he turned it around with a birdie on the fourth hole. Smoltz improved his position from a tie for 34th place into a tie for 29th place.”
“Mara” Martin will be there all uniformed up, I’m sure! Hang out near the dugout during BP and call his name until he pops out like General Lee/Punxsutawney Phil. …and yes, I looked up that spelling. While I was at it, The Groundhog, so they say, “…is rumored to be fed a strict diet of banana pancakes but under no circumstances can he apply maple syrup.” Maybe Martin likes pancakes, too. Food keeps men around…a little something I’m sure you already know.
“And the other one that Gonzalez made – he never makes an error. We’ve been catching the ball just great.” – Bob Cox
I’m caught between ripping my shirt in twain and howling like a crazed wolf and … calmly dialing my shadiest friend to ask if he was kidding when he said he knows a real hit man who lives in Phoenix City. Which is the mature reaction?