the last of my doubts about Atlanta, so I phoned Richards and accepted his
said. "Come on down tomorrow and we'll hit a few golf balls."
That night I got a
call from Dick O'Connell.
he said, "we've got to have you here in Boston."
"I'd love to
go to Boston, Mr. O'Connell. But I have made a definite commitment to another
understand, Kenny. We've got to have you here. Haywood Sullivan tells me they
offered you $112,000."
right," I said. "It seems an awful lot of money to me."
"How much will
it take for us to get you up here?"
What the hell is
the matter with me? I thought. Since when am I so finicky about money? Here
this guy is begging me to name my own figure to go to maybe the best
organization in baseball in one of the best towns with a million opportunities
to make money on the outside, and I'm playing hard to get.
"A lot more
than I'm getting," I said.