During the recent Baseball Hall of Fame weekend at Cooperstown the two most expensive players to acquire an autograph were two Seattle Mariners. It cost $200 for Randy Johnson to sign anything and $125 for Edgar Martinez to sign a ball.

I guess I better hang on to the signed Martinez baseball I have. I was not an autograph seeker during by nearly 30 years covering the Mariners for the Sun newspaper and only have Edgar’s.


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Rory Mcllroy on Sunday won the PGA Tour Tournament and with it the FedEx Cup and the $15 million that goes to the winner by shooting 18-under par for the four rounds at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.

Just so you know if you have a young son run quickly to a sporting goods store and purchase golf clubs for him and then pay to get him golf lessons. I can’t think of another sport where you play lousy and take home thousands of dollars. Besides Mcllroy, eight others Sunday earned over a million dollars and the last place finishers ‑ Dustin Johnson and Lucas Glover tied for it ‑both earned $400,000.

Second-place finisher Xander Schauffele pocketed $5 million, Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepak tied for third and each took home $3.5 million, Paul Casey was fifth and earned $2.5 million, Adam Scott took sixth and $1.9 million, Tony Finau finished seventh and got $1.3 million and Chez Reavie received a check for $1.1 million for taking eighth place.

If you are wondering like I am, what Mcllroy’s caddie made (caddies typically get 5 to 10 percent of the winnings), Harry Diamond earned $2.15 million carrying the clubs for Mcllroy this season.

As the FedEx Cup wrapped up, I wondered why the PGA doesn’t force golfers to carry their own clubs. Mcllroy shot 18 under par, but what would he have shot if he had to also carry his clubs?


River Ridge Louisiana lost its first Little League World Series game to Hawaii and then won six games in eight days, including a victory over Hawaii, to win the World Series Championship with an 8-0 victory over Curacao.

Yes, I have also tried to figure out where Curacao is. I had to look it up. Curacao used to be part of the Netherlands Antilles and is a small island off the Venezuelan coast. It is now a small country within the Netherlands Kingdom.



Now I know why Pete Carroll has kept C.J. Prosise around through three years of injuries. Prosise really looked good running and catching the ball Saturday against the Los Angeles Chargers.  I will say he’s better than Rashaad Penny, who the Seahawks took in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft. He just seems to have better field vision, is quicker and runs South-North very hard. The only thing that bothered me is that every time he carried the ball I worked about him suffering another injury.

But, for me, if he can take the pounding he’s the No. 2 back behind Chris Carson.

 I also believe that Geno Smith is a better option as the back-up quarterback than Paxton Lynch.  And I like John Urusa at a wide receiver spot. Urusa is a seventh-round choice in the 2019 draft from Hawaii that is gutty and a get-down-and-get dirty kind of guy.

Hey, I also like Easton Stick, rookie quarterback for the Chargers from North Dakota State. Yeah, I know he was going mainly against guys who won’t make the final Seahawk roster, but he sure looked good. He’s a good thrower and an excellent runner. Plus, he appeared calm and collected.

Okay, I’m outta here.

Be well pal.

Be careful out there.

Have a great day.

You are loved.