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    Re: "SPIKES" ...The Conway chronicles...

    Toronto Blue Jays at California Angels
    October 10, 1978

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Paul Hartzell takes the mound for the Angels.
    Mickey Rivers grounded to second. <--->
    Ralph Garr singled up the middle. <--1>
    Ralph Garr went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Bob Christian grounded to short. <-2->
    Ollie Brown struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Glenn Abbott takes the mound for the Blue Jays.
    Dave Collins singled to left. <--1>
    Dave Collins went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Bruce Bochte grounded to short. <-2->
    Gil Flores popped up to the shortstop. <-2->
    Aurelio Rodriguez grounded to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Gary Holle grounded to first. <--->
    Mike Shannon grounded to third. <--->
    Felix Millan grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Willie Horton popped up to short. <--->
    Jim Dwyer grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Pedro Garcia singled up the middle. <--1>
    Manny Sanguillen lined out to first base. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Tom McMillan grounded to second. <--->
    Ellie Rodriguez singled to right field. <--1>
    The Blue Jays put on the hit and run.
    Mickey Rivers lined out to left. <--1>
    Ralph Garr singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Bob Christian struck out. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Bert Campaneris singled through the hole. <--1>
    Dave Collins popped up to second. <--1>
    The Angels put on the hit and run.
    Bert Campaneris was caught stealing second. <--->
    Bruce Bochte flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Ollie Brown lined out to left. <--->
    Gary Holle doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Mike Shannon grounded to first. <3-->
    Felix Millan grounded to short. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Gil Flores popped up to short. <--->
    Aurelio Rodriguez singled up the middle. <--1>
    Willie Horton doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Jim Dwyer walked. <-21>
    Pedro Garcia singled to center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Manny Sanguillen reached first on a throwing error by the shortstop - a run scored. <-21>
    Bert Campaneris popped up to the second baseman. <-21>
    Dave Collins walked. <321>
    Dick Baney now pitching for the Blue Jays. <321>
    Bruce Bochte reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman - a run scored. <321>
    Gil Flores grounded to the third baseman. <32->
    4 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, California leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Tom McMillan grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Ellie Rodriguez grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Mickey Rivers flied out to center field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Toronto trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Aurelio Rodriguez grounded to second. <--->
    Willie Horton grounded to short. <--->
    Jim Dwyer grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, California leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Ralph Garr grounded to first. <--->
    Bob Christian grounded to short. <--->
    Ollie Brown grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Toronto trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Pedro Garcia grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Manny Sanguillen lined out to the shortstop. <--->
    Bert Campaneris singled to center field. <--1>
    Dave Collins popped up to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, California leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Gary Holle grounded to second. <--->
    Mike Shannon singled up the middle. <--1>
    The Blue Jays put on the hit and run.
    Felix Millan laid down a sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher. <-2->
    Tom McMillan lined out to left field. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Toronto trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Leon Hooten now pitching for the Blue Jays. <--->
    Bruce Bochte singled through the left side. <--1>
    Gil Flores popped up to the second baseman. <--1>
    Aurelio Rodriguez grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, California leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Ellie Rodriguez grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Mickey Rivers grounded to first. <--->
    Ralph Garr lined out to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Toronto trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Willie Horton grounded to third. <--->
    Jim Dwyer lined out to right. <--->
    Pedro Garcia hit an infield single to first base. <--1>
    Manny Sanguillen singled to left field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Bert Campaneris hit an infield single to second, scoring a run. <-21>
    Dave Collins singled to left field, scoring a run. <-21>
    Mickey Mahler now pitching for the Blue Jays. <-21>
    Bruce Bochte flied out to left. <-21>
    2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, California leads 6 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Bob Christian popped up to short. <--->
    Ollie Brown reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <--1>
    Gary Holle doubled in the right field gap. <32->
    Mike Shannon singled through the left side, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Felix Millan singled through the right side, scoring a run. <-21>
    Tom McMillan grounded to the shortstop, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Ellie Rodriguez grounded to the second baseman. <3-1>

    ANGELS WIN: 6-2
    "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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    Re: "SPIKES" ...The Conway chronicles...

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    AL East Playoffs - Game 1.
    
    Toronto Blue Jays at California Angels
    October 10, 1978
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
         Blue Jays (TOR) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2    2  8  2
            Angels (CAL) 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 x    6 12  1
    
    TORONTO                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Mickey Rivers (CF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Ralph Garr (LF)               4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
    Bob Christian (1B)            4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    Ollie Brown (RF)              4  0  0  1  0  0  1  0    .000
    Gary Holle (DH)               4  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .500
    Mike Shannon (3B)             4  2  0  0  0  1  0  0    .500
    Felix Millan (2B)             3  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .333
    Tom McMillan (SS)             4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Ellie Rodriguez (C)           4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    TOTALS                       35  8  0  2  0  2  2  0
    
       2B:  Ralph Garr, Gary Holle 2
    
       DP:  Bob Christian, Felix Millan, Tom McMillan
       E:  Felix Millan, Tom McMillan
    
                     TORONTO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Glenn Abbott  3.2  6  2  0  4  2  0  71   4.91
                  Dick Baney  2.1  1  0  0  0  0  0  32   0.00
                 Leon Hooten  1.2  5  0  0  2  2  0  28  10.80
               Mickey Mahler  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  0   5   0.00
                      TOTALS  8.0 12  2  0  6  4  0 136
    
    CALIFORNIA                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Dave Collins (LF)             4  2  1  0  0  1  0  0    .500
    Bruce Bochte (1B)             5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .200
    Gil Flores (CF)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Aurelio Rodriguez (3B)        4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .250
    Willie Horton (DH)            4  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .250
    Jim Dwyer (RF)                3  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .000
    Pedro Garcia (2B)             4  3  0  2  0  1  0  0    .750
    Manny Sanguillen (C)          4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .250
    Bert Campaneris (SS)          4  3  0  0  0  1  0  0    .750
    TOTALS                       36 12  2  6  0  4  0  0
    
       2B:  Willie Horton, Dave Collins
       GDP:  Aurelio Rodriguez
       CS:  Bert Campaneris
       E:  Aurelio Rodriguez
    
                  CALIFORNIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Paul Hartzell  9.0  8  0  0  2  1  2 112   1.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  8  0  0  2  1  2 112
    
         WP: Paul Hartzell (1-0)
         LP: Glenn Abbott (0-1)
    
         Temperature: 78F
         Wind: 5 MPH (in from left)
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 2:20
    
    Angels lead the series 1-0.
    "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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    Re: "SPIKES" ...The Conway chronicles...

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    Rongar writes: The next item is another by my collaborator, Rongar's Ringer. After the regular season ends in early October, and before the 1978
    playoffs begin, Dan Conway has had his corporate jet the ??? "High Hard One" fly him over to England in order to meet and greet Stanley Targret and his entourage, whom he has invited to fly back with him to Culver City. Dan's associate, Joe Carr, has ushered the English trio aboard the "High Hard One"

    The Ringer takes it from here
    ******************************************************************************** ******************************
    Conway. ‘Mr. Targret, so happy to meet you’

    Targret. ‘How do you do Mr. Conway, please call me Stan. This is my closest associate, Norman Golde and my son Michael.’

    Conway. ‘Hi Norman, Hi Michael, pleased to meet you. Call me Dan. This is my computer
    guy, Joe Carr, who I’m sure won’t mind you calling him Joe. Now we have the
    pleasantries out of the way I’ll get some hot beverages organized.’

    Hands are shaken and they are all seated at a small boardroom table with Tea/Coffee.

    Conway Right, let’s get down to business. As we all know computers are the future and will be in
    just about everyone’s home in the next two decades. My thoughts are ‘Software’; how
    it will improve and how cheap and accessible it will become to the general public. I’ll
    hand you over to Joe here, he’s the ‘Geek’.

    Carr. Ok gentleman........

    Joe Carr and the English trio exchange views on the "Seventies computer scene, whilst Dan mostly listens intently, until he judges that his guests have had enough.

    Conway. So now all the techy spiel is out of the way..... (addressing Targrets son). ‘Micheal, your father tells me you play cricket, how’s that going?

    Michael. ‘Pretty good thanks. I’m bowling for Surrey County youth at the moment’

    Conway. ‘Sounds impressive, how’s your batting?’

    Michael. ‘Could be better I suppose’

    Targret. ‘Nonsense. I’ll tell you what Dan, this boy is one of the best youth all-rounders I’ve seen
    for some time, and I’m not just saying that ‘cause I’m his old man.’

    Micheal reddens along with a smidgen of pride

    Golde. ‘I can vouch for that, last week he bowled out four; had a great innings, scoring 49, and
    made two catches in the field. He’ll be playing for England one day, you wait and see’

    Conway. Wow, that is impressive. D’you like baseball?’

    Micheal. ‘Love it. A friend of mine had some recorded footage of the World Series when your
    Padres beat the California Angels last year’

    Conway. ‘Yeah, sadly, this year didn't go as well.......... Played a bit myself you know’

    Michael. ‘Yeah, my Dad told me’

    Conway. ‘When are you planning to go back Stan?’

    Targret. ‘Day after tomorrow. Might try and squeeze in some sights’

    Conway. ' I'll be glad to show you around...Umm. I wonder if Micheal would like to watch a pre -season winter ball game down at Culver City?

    Conway diplomatically directs the question at the father (Stan), although Michael answers.

    Michael. ‘Really, that would be brilliant....you ok with that Dad?

    Conway. ‘Hey, I’ll tell you what. Lets all go. I think you’d find it entertaining and I’m sure Michael would love it’
    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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    Re: "SPIKES" ...The Conway chronicles...

    The "San Diego Clarion" (SYNDICATED)

    October 25th 1978

    Carter toughens up

    by Dan Conway

    President Jimmy Carter always knew that the biggest threat to his tenure of the office was the fact of inflation with its attendant evils of skyrocketing retail prices, and mass unemployment, causing low morale among the public at large, and an awakening from the American Dream of" "Every digger of ditches is on the quest for riches" to quote R.G.Garrett.

    Jimmy himself, a fiscal conservative, understood the dangers of inflation and resolved to nip it in the bud once in office. Unfortunately though his timid snips and nicks did little against the tides of the AFL-CIO George Meany's demands for the postal workers, and the various politicians up for election in this mid -term year, anxious to deliver pork to their constituents.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=+AFL-...Ou3e8AfvqbPQCA

    His advisers in recommending the toughest anti-inflation program also pointed out that it would be a challenge to the unions, and cause rumblings in the business community.After months of in-fighting and hand-wringing in the White House finally resulted in President Carter's speech, telecast from the Oval Office last night.

    He confessed to not having all the answers but challenging those who thought "That we have lost our ability to act as a nation rather than as a collection of special interests"

    He promised to cut the federal budget deficit to a "mere" 33 billion dollars for fiscal 1980 (the fact that we can consider being "only " 33 billion bucks in the red as a positive, demonstrates how low all the administrations since before World War two have brought this country) He promised to fill only half the vacancies occurring in Government service, an asinine commitment right there, a half-staffed bureaucracy isn't going to function any better than a fully-stocked one, he established new wage and price guide lines, committing Government to dealing only with contractors who followed those guidelines.

    We wish you well, Mr President, in your fight against inflation, but remember you're still up against the AFL-CIO, the business community, special interests. and panicked politicians in an election year. Formidable obstacles, all.
    -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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