Coleman, Monsour take Anderson Cup
By By Tony Krausz / assistant sports editor
April 11, 2003
It's time to take a look at some of the more outlandish things that have happened in sports, and some things that simply slipped right under the radar.
So welcome to the "R &R" office, where we try to bring a diligent, probing look into the sports world, with plenty of sarcasm and a touch of mischief.
HERE COMES THE RAIN
The opening round of the Masters was called for the first time in 64 years as Augusta, Ga., and most of the South continues to be pounded by rain.
An approximated four inches of water has fallen since last Sunday leaving more than a few extra water hazards in its wake.
So the burning question is Did Martha Burk remember to pack her water wings for her protest?
WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS
The water-logged Augusta course has left many golfers with some extra time on their hands.
But at least one golfer has found a good use for his time while dodging rain drops in Georgia.
Instead of working on his short game, Scott Hoch had to decide what movie to see with his wife.
I'm sure there are some things she wants to see,'' He said. There's some things I want to see, too. I usually just have to work with her on that.''
NOT OF LIKE MIND
Apparently, Montreal Expos manager Frank Robinson doesn't share this offices view of the pure joy and fun of watching baseball players try to compete in our nation's pastime in the snow.
The game is also not supposed to end in a tie or be played in ballparks that are so small a wild throw from the catcher to second base can go over the center field wall either.
But that's progress for you. So pack your snow suits and mittens Frankie.
DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE!
Injuries happen, it's just a part of life and even more so, a part of life in sports.
And in baseball it seems to happen at such an alarming rate that you have to wonder if someone is sitting somewhere with voodoo dolls just poised for the start of the baseball season.
Take a look at Cardinals reliever Mike Crudale, who suffered a broken toe pitching for St. Louis' Class AAA affiliate at Memphis, in a matter of speaking.
The would-be bullpen hand didn't get hurt on the mound.
Instead, it was "An accident at his apartment going to answer the phone," manager Tom Spencer told the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
Considering the state of St. Louis' staff, nobody call this guy for the rest of the season.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THESE GUYS?
Current Braves hurler Greg Maddux and now Mets ace Tom Glavine have not had their typical starts to the 2003 season.
Maddux has been roughed up in his first three starts this year, and he is sporting a 0-3 record with an 11.05 earned-run average.
The multi-time Cy Young winner says the bad start has nothing to do with his health.
Glavine has fared a little better in his new home in Queens, N.Y.
The left-hander is 1-1 after two starts, but his first game in a new uniform didn't go so well.
Glavine was sporting a 12.27 ERA after giving up five runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings in his first appearance with the Mets.
The team must have felt like Pamela Anderson had walked up to it in a bar and asked it to come back to her place to play doctor, and then it was relocated to the role of podiatrist after getting to her home. (Thank you Tim Buckley).