July 15, 2024

I’m not comfortable Tiger Woods as angry announces his

Fresh off Tommy John surgery, Smoltz had to throw a simulated game as part of his rehabilitation process, and Woods wanted to face Smoltz in the batter’s box. At that juncture, Braves manager Bobby Cox relegated Smoltz to the bullpen, but the team wanted to work Smoltz back into the starting rotation, where he spent the better part of his career.

So Smoltz, the 1996 National League Cy Young Award winner, invited Woods to participate in the simulated game at Turner Field, while the Atlanta Braves were out of town.

Brian McCann, a young up-and-comer at the time who would eventually become a seven-time all-star, caught Smoltz on this particular day while Woods put on a pair of spikes. The 15-time major champion even donned a Braves jersey, emphasizing the simulation of a real game.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *