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    1st game of a double-header
    
    New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies
    September 26, 1968
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
              Mets (NYM) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    3  9  1
          Phillies (PHI) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2    2  5  1
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bobby Klaus (2B)              4  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .261
    Gary Geiger (LF)              4  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .237
    Lou Jackson (RF)              4  1  0  1  0  1  1  0    .271
    Dave Roberts (1B)             4  2  0  0  0  1  0  0    .256
    Don Pavletich (C)             4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .214
    Cito Gaston (CF)              4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .234
    Gene Leek (3B)                4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .272
    Larry Brown (SS)              4  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .215
    Bob Sprout (P)                3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .151
    TOTALS                       35  9  2  3  0  3  8  0
    
       2B:  Larry Brown 2 (14), Gary Geiger (17), Lou Jackson (32)
       GDP:  Lou Jackson, Bob Sprout
    
       DP:  Dave Roberts 2, Larry Brown
       E:  Lou Jackson
    
                     New York  ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Bob Sprout  9.0  5  4  0  2  2  6 133   3.26
                      TOTALS  9.0  5  4  0  2  2  6 133
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Hunt (SS)                 4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .273
    Bill Mazeroski (2B)           3  1  1  1  0  0  1  0    .297
    Dick Perry (1B)               3  0  1  1  0  0  1  0    .346
    Frank Howard (LF)             3  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .238
    Felipe Alou (RF)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .318
    Hank Aaron (CF)               4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .282
    Clete Boyer (3B)              3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .256
    Dave Duncan (C)               3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .268
     Brooks Robinson (P)          1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .313
    Luis Tiant (P)                2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .118
     Tommy Davis (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .345
     Verle Tiefenthaler (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .167
    TOTALS                       31  5  4  2  0  1  6  0
    
       2B:  Hank Aaron (18)
       GDP:  Felipe Alou
    
       DP:  Dick Perry 2, Bill Mazeroski, Clete Boyer, Ron Hunt
       E:  Bill Mazeroski
    
               Philadelphia   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Luis Tiant  8.0  9  2  0  3  3  8 122   4.15
          Verle Tiefenthaler  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  12   1.76
                      TOTALS  9.0  9  2  0  3  3  8 134
    
         WP: Bob Sprout (15-12)
         LP: Luis Tiant (14-10)
    
         Temperature: 57F
         Wind: 5 MPH (out to center)
         Attendance: 33,608
         Time: 2:55
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    July 31st 1968

    Airborne-not

    by Chatty Cathy

    It must be summer, there are all these aeronautical incidents to report

    A Douglas DC-8 chartered by the US armed forces and carrying 214 American soldiers heading for South Vietnam, is intercepted in Soviet airspace by MiG-17 fighters who forced it to land at an airfield in the Kurile Islands, where the flight is detained for two days

    A Lockheed Super Constellation carrying medical supplies to Biafra for the Red Cross crashes close to the airstrip in Nigeria, during bad weather.

    A Convair CV-340 belonging to Saudi Arabian Airlines crashes after aborting its third approach at an airport in Saudi Arabia because of poor visibility created by dust; all 11 people on board are killed.

    A Boeing 707 cargo plane of the Belgian airline Sabena hits trees and crashes on approach to Lagos Airport, Nigeria; all seven people on board are killed

    An Aeroflot Antonov An-2, crashes into a 4000-meter mountain near the Soviet Socialist Republic; all 14 people on board are killed.

    In the first hijacking incident attributed to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Boeing 707, en route from London Heathrow Airport to Lod Airport in Israel, was diverted to Algiers. The Palestinian hijackers holding El Al Flight 426 released the 26 non-Israeli passengers, but there is no word on the fate of any Isrealis found aboard.

    Sir Alec Rose can affirm that it's safer by sea - he's just sailed round the world all by himself. It took him nearly a year...he's entitled to being called "Sir Alec" , now, 'cos the Queen knighted him the next day. Quick reward for slow going, what?
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Sir+A...F8qu0gLCxpPIAw

    In the final of the Wimbledon Ladies' Singles tennis competition, Billie-Jean King wins her third title, and a measly £750 .In the final of the Wimbledon Men's Singles tennis competition, Rod Laver wins and collects £2000 in prize money. What were we saying about disparity in men and women's pay?

    The 17th July Revolution takes place in Iraq. Saddam Hussein is appointed Vice Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council - I hear that Saddam is not a nice man.

    A semiconductor manufacturing company "Intel" is founded by Gordon E. Moore and Robert Noyce. It will integrate electronics within computers, make them go faster, and reduce them in size. One day, in the distant future, according to the techies out there, we'll carry the present mammoths like matchboxes, within purse or pocket.
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    The "Canadian Chronicle"

    July 30th 1968

    The Trudeau era begins

    by Lynn Carroll

    Pierre is just back from an eight day tour of Canada's Arctic. The man is very much an outdoor type, noted for his macho braving of whitewater rafting, and hiking over rough terrain. He claimed that the region had always fascinated him and he wanted to get to know some of the country's more obscure inhabitants.

    With a handful of staff, including his brother, Charles, he flew in various aircraft covering almost 10, 000 miles in just over a week, camping out on Ellesmere Island, worshiping at Fort Chino's church, ice-fishing at the Pole, and dancing with Inuit go-go girls at Frobisher Bay.

    I guess the purpose of this trip was to show his new subjects that their monarch was intimate with both nature and Canada's Northern frontier. In a brief statement upon his return, Mr Trudeau claimed that he found that "It appeared to me that the Eskimos (sic)were less miserable than when I was last up there in a canoe, about ten years ago" He went on to conclude that "The North is far from an economic takeoff"

    As usual, the new charismatic Prime Minister's travels and various antics, and photo-opportunities have filled our newspapers -its a wonder the publicity - seeking politician didn't take a television team along for the ride - but now that he's come back to earth, we will get some idea of what the reign of "King P.E.T." will mean to these humble subjects of Canada
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves
    October 7, 1968

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Dennis Musgraves takes the mound for the Braves.
    Ron Hunt singled to right field. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Bill Mazeroski struck out. <--1>
    Ron Hunt stole second. <-2->
    Dick Perry popped up to second. <-2->
    Frank Howard homered to left-center for two RBIs. <--->
    Felipe Alou singled to center. <--1>
    Hank Aaron grounded to third. <--->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, Philadelphia leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Don Drysdale takes the mound for the Phillies.
    Jose Tartabull grounded to second. <--->
    Ken Hamlin struck out. <--->
    Carl Warwick lined out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Atlanta trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Clete Boyer grounded to short. <--->
    Karl Pairre grounded to second. <--->
    Don Drysdale struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Philadelphia leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Tom Tresh doubled to deep left field. <-2->
    Dick Allen struck out. <-2->
    Felix Millan flied out to left. <-2->
    Marty Martinez grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Atlanta trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Ron Hunt struck out. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski flied out to left. <--->
    Dick Perry struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Philadelphia leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Johnny Roseboro lined out to center. <--->
    Dennis Musgraves lined out to left. <--->
    Jose Tartabull grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Atlanta trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Frank Howard walked. <--1>
    Felipe Alou flied out to right. <--1>
    Hank Aaron singled down the left field line, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Clete Boyer popped up to short. <3-1>
    Karl Pairre singled to left field, scoring a run. <-21>
    Don Drysdale walked. <321>
    Ron Hunt walked, scoring a run. <321>
    Oscar Zamora now pitching for the Braves. <321>
    Bill Mazeroski reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman - a run scored. <321>
    Dick Perry grounded to first. <321>
    3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Philadelphia leads 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Ken Hamlin walked. <--1>
    Carl Warwick singled to left. <-21>
    Tom Tresh grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <3-->
    Dick Allen grounded to second. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Atlanta trails 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Frank Howard dribbled weakly to the catcher. <--->
    Felipe Alou grounded to first. <--->
    Hank Aaron grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Philadelphia leads 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Felix Millan singled through the left side. <--1>
    Marty Martinez flied out to left field. <--1>
    Johnny Roseboro struck out. <--1>
    Oscar Zamora struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Atlanta trails 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Clete Boyer struck out. <--->
    Karl Pairre grounded to second. <--->
    Don Drysdale homered to left-center. <--->
    Ron Hunt grounded to short. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Philadelphia leads 6 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Jose Tartabull popped up to second. <--->
    Ken Hamlin struck out. <--->
    Carl Warwick grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Atlanta trails 6 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Bill Mazeroski singled to left. <--1>
    Dick Perry grounded to second, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Frank Howard grounded to first for a double play (3-6-1). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Philadelphia leads 6 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Tom Tresh homered over the center field fence. <--->
    Dick Allen struck out. <--->
    Felix Millan grounded to third. <--->
    Marty Martinez grounded to second. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Atlanta trails 6 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Felipe Alou struck out. <--->
    Hank Aaron grounded to short. <--->
    Clete Boyer grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Philadelphia leads 6 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Johnny Roseboro grounded to short. <--->
    Jimmy Rosario pinch hit for Oscar Zamora. <--->
    Jimmy Rosario struck out. <--->
    Jose Tartabull singled to center. <--1>
    Ken Hamlin grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Atlanta trails 6 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Frank Linzy now pitching for the Braves. <--->
    Karl Pairre grounded to third. <--->
    Don Drysdale grounded to short. <--->
    Ron Hunt struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, Philadelphia leads 6 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Carl Warwick flied out to left. <--->
    Tom Tresh lined out to left. <--->
    Dick Allen flied out to center. <--->

    PHILLIES WIN: 6-1
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    Owing to these two teams playing a "make-up" game, no double-header was available for this post
    
    Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves
    October 7, 1968
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
          Phillies (PHI) 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0    6  7  0
            Braves (ATL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0    1  5  1
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Hunt (SS)                 4  1  1  1  0  1  2  1    .278
    Bill Mazeroski (2B)           4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .303
    Dick Perry (1B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .347
    Frank Howard (LF)             3  1  1  2  1  2  0  0    .238
    Felipe Alou (RF)              4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .319
    Hank Aaron (CF)               4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .289
    Clete Boyer (3B)              4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .264
    Karl Pairre (C)               4  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .248
    Don Drysdale (P)              3  1  1  1  1  1  1  0    .220
    TOTALS                       34  7  3  6  2  5  7  1
    
       HR:  Frank Howard (32), Don Drysdale (2)
       GDP:  Frank Howard
    
       DP:  Dick Perry, Bill Mazeroski, Ron Hunt
    
               Philadelphia   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Don Drysdale  9.0  5  1  1  1  1  7 133   2.16
                      TOTALS  9.0  5  1  1  1  1  7 133
    
    ATLANTA                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jose Tartabull (CF)           4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .352
    Ken Hamlin (3B)               3  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .300
    Carl Warwick (RF)             4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .216
    Tom Tresh (LF)                4  2  0  1  1  1  0  0    .231
    Dick Allen (1B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .277
    Felix Millan (2B)             3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .325
    Marty Martinez (SS)           3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .216
    Johnny Roseboro (C)           3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .182
    Dennis Musgraves (P)          1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .128
     Oscar Zamora (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Jimmy Rosario (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Frank Linzy (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       31  5  1  1  1  1  7  0
    
       2B:  Tom Tresh (21)
       HR:  Tom Tresh (23)
       GDP:  Tom Tresh
    
       DP:  Dick Allen, Marty Martinez
       E:  Felix Millan
    
                    Atlanta   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
            Dennis Musgraves  3.2  5  3  1  5  4  4  70   2.98
                Oscar Zamora  4.1  2  0  1  1  1  2  57   4.14
                 Frank Linzy  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  1  10   2.82
                      TOTALS  9.0  7  3  2  6  5  7 137
    
         WP: Don Drysdale (17-8)
         LP: Dennis Musgraves (15-10)
    
         Temperature: 61F
         Wind: 3 MPH (out to left)
         Attendance: 51,383
         Time: 2:57
    
    Philadelphia Phils (106-42) clinch the National League by 15 games over the San Francisco Giants (91-57)
    
    I'll post the World Series, game by game, during the next week, starting tomorrow.
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    August 6th 1968. A letter from Jacy in London to his former nanny Anne Harris in Canada(Continued)

    Anne Harris brought the letter to her friend and employer Lynn Carroll, as the latter was breakfasting. Lynn quit her perusal of the daily newspapers to scan what Jacy hed written, whilst Anne busied herself with toast and marmalade. Lynn, who was a speed -reader, didn't take long

    "How do you feel about this request, Anne...?" She peered over her spectacles at a woman who had, clearly, a lot going on in her mind. "...That's the important thing"

    "I don't know, Lynn...." Her housekeeper/ cook seemed at a loss "...This is so sudden...out of the4 blue like this"

    "Let's see if I can help you sort it out..." Lynn was ever a practical problem -solver "... by question and answer...right off the bat though..."...she3 added "...I want you to know that i want what you want...you mustn't consider the consequences to me or my family, whatever your decision...whatever happens the Conways will press on regardless, you must do what's best for you, Dear"

    "I really don't know what's best for me"

    "What were your plans before the letter from my son arrived?"

    There was quite a pause whilst Anne nibbled thoughtfully at her toast before she could answer. "Sort of wishful thinking, really, how nice it would be if I could help look after Augie's little arrivals...but that's out, they couldn't afford to hire me, and there are anyway two setsof grandparents the Hudsons, and Augie's gran who'll want first baby-sitting chores. I suppose, long -te3r4m, if you get to go to Montreal for this new baseball team, I could go...then...or am i being presumptous ?"

    Lynn shook her head "Wherever I go, Dear, you go - so long as its okay for you"

    "Montreal in summer or winter has got to be better than this poor old Winnipeg" Mused Anne

    "You mean you'd prefer London?..".Lynn quizzed her "...you were right off it when you left"

    Anne nodded slowly "I know...I was like you, wasn't I?...really cheesed off...but it's funny...i sort of miss it, in a way...especially the shop"

    "Hmm, yes, the shop in Mount Street..." Lynn smiled ruefully "...A powerful magnet...it keeps one of my sons...and now it lures my best friend."


    Anne now seemed to come out of her daze "And thinkin about it, Lynn..out of my sub-concious I remember Jacy's phrase from the letter you'll be able to coo over and cuddle our little 'un... " She shook her head, slowly "...I didn't realize it at first reading, but I felt a jolt of excitement at the time"

    Lynn grinned "My Jacy...a real manipulator...he knows how to push the buttons of his old Nanny"

    Once a nursemaid, always a nursemaid, Lynn..." Anne Harris was now a different person, as if the possibility of taking up her old profession again she had now become brisk and decisive "...That's it then , Lynn...if it's all right with you, then...?' looking over to receive her friends nodded assent "...I'll nip over, help them out with the kiddie, and the shop for the foreseeable future...oh..." she paused "...Suppose I want to come back...Jacy's so unpredictable...he might sack me if he can find someone cheaper"

    "Yes, my son's close with a pound, but on the other hand he's got a head for value for money..." Lynn picked up her newspaper again "...However, Anne, whatever happens over there, there's always a place here with me"
    (To be continued)
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    [B]The "Baseball Magazine" August 1968 issue[/B]

    So far, this summer

    by Al Terego

    Despite the travails of last season and this, whilst yet smarting over their whipping in the 1967 World Series by the upstart Twins, and beset by the uproar over the non-use of their female pitcher, Gussie Conway, the Philadelphia Phils do their perennial thing, forever widening their lead - to seven games now over runner -up San Francisco- in the National League still outhitting, out-pitching, out-playing all the competition.

    There are signs, though, that 1968 marks the beginning of the end of their supremacy. Their veteran pitchers are beginning to break down through age and infirmity, and their rookies are not yet mature enough to take over with the exception of the aforementioned Gussie, who, until rece3ntly was totally ignored by her gruff coach, Bill Heatherington, and seemingly abandoned by her father, the owner and general manager of the Phils, who did not intervene in the dispute.

    Due to the horrendous injury list of Phils’ hurlers this season, Gussie is getting regular work, now, and after a shaky start, is again blossoming into the remarkable pitcher that this first woman Major leaguer displayed in the Minors.

    However, the rift continues between her and Heatherington - although all the negativity came from the old coach, Miss Conway uttering not one word out of place - will , no doubt affect the long-time winning partnership of Phils’ management and coaching over the years, along with the other problems facing the Club.

    Another of which is the apparent apathy of Dan Conway, himself, towards his team. He has long been rumoured as wanting to pass off this boat leaking buckets of his money,m to some other baseball trophy-hunte3r with a yen for World Series rings, but after his usual astute conduct of this year’s Amateur Draft. Dan faded into his other business concerns, leaving the controversy over his daughter, and the problems of all those injuries to Parent club Phils, and affiliate Cougars alike, to his faithful assistant- manager, Frank Norman.

    As spectacular as the Philadelphia Phils have been since Conway, Senior took them over, twenty years ago, all good things must come to an end, and it may be, that, for the “Team of the Century” as Time Magazine recently eulogized, the end is finally, in sight.
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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