Comments on: Column: Chasing the Brass Hoop it's like being there Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Steve Bean Steve Bean Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:51:33 +0000 The money would almost certainly be there in two years. That the concept of delayed gratification hasn’t been part of the discussion (neither here in this piece nor elsewhere—not even with the formerly obligatory, “but there’s the risk of career-ending injury!”) suggests that it’s an old-fashioned notion unworthy of consideration.