Got to speak to Dale for a few minutes tonight. He could not have been nicer. You hear about what a nice guy he is, and it was jarringly true. There’s been a few unreturned phone calls the past week as I’ve tried to nail down the interview and he was extremely apologetic about that and told me to call him at a specific time this coming week and that we’d set it all up and get it done. Again, he was just extremely cool.
And was very funny and charming as he spoke tonight. The funniest thing, I thought, was relaying a story about being in a slump during a contract year. Ted Turner, he recalled, came in to the clubhouse and yelled across the room at him, “keep it up Dale, your saving me 100′s of thousands of dollars next year.” As a side note, I love that a story about contracts in the 80′s is on the 100′s of thousands scale as opposed to millions.
That was a great win today. That 8th gave me a panic attack, but a stirring comeback. I was flipping back and forth from the football, and it was as thrilling as any of those games today. I like that they are still out their competing.