Carl Crawford is learning that the $142 million the Boston Red Sox paid him can’t buy everything.
No matter how much money his contract paid him, it cannot console the pain of dropping the ball that ended the Red Sox season and helped propel his former team, the Tampa Bay Rays, into the playoffs.
It wasn't supposed to happen like this for Crawford. You're not supposed to leave a team that slashed its payroll to join a team with an almost blank check and fail.
That's why the games are played. 162 games later and it's the improbable Rays making the postseason and the overpaid Crawford left to answer the questions of failure with his teammates.
Here are 5 things Crawford probably wishes his money could buy.