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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

    Rongar writes: My apologies, I screwed up again - in a "Seniors moment" I erased this game's box score...good job that there are a number of games to come, so that we can witness the progress of the players


    Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
    May 24, 1969

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Johnny Podres takes the mound for the Padres.
    Wes Parker singled through the right side. <--1>
    Wes Parker went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    Len Gabrielson walked. <--1>
    The Dodgers put on the hit and run.
    Ron Fairly grounded back to the pitcher. <-2->
    Bob Bailey was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Jim Lefebvre popped up foul down the third base line. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Don Sutton takes the mound for the Dodgers.
    John Donaldson singled to right field. <--1>
    John Donaldson went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    Ed Charles flied out to center. <--->
    Jesus Alou grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Andy Kosco singled down the third base line. <--1>
    Paul Popovich grounded to the second baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    The Dodgers put on the hit and run.
    Jeff Torborg grounded to the second baseman. <-2->
    Don Sutton singled back through the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
    Wes Parker struck out. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Los Angeles leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Dick Stuart struck out. <--->
    Ken Harrelson grounded to short. <--->
    Joe Azcue doubled into the left field corner. <-2->
    Mike Lum popped up to the shortstop. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, San Diego trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Len Gabrielson grounded to first. <--->
    Ron Fairly grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Bob Bailey doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Jim Lefebvre grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Los Angeles leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Dick Schofield grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Johnny Podres singled up the middle. <--1>
    Johnny Podres went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    John Donaldson singled to right-center. <--1>
    Ed Charles grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Andy Kosco struck out. <--->
    Paul Popovich popped up to the third baseman. <--->
    Jeff Torborg popped up to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Los Angeles leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Jesus Alou popped up to second. <--->
    Dick Stuart struck out. <--->
    Ken Harrelson singled to right. <--1>
    Ken Harrelson stole second. <-2->
    Joe Azcue struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Don Sutton struck out. <--->
    Wes Parker grounded to second. <--->
    Len Gabrielson lined out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Los Angeles leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Mike Lum walked. <--1>
    Dick Schofield laid down a sacrifice bunt to the third baseman. <-2->
    Don Sutton threw a wild pitch. <3-->
    The Dodgers brought the infield in.
    Johnny Podres popped up to first. <3-->
    John Donaldson grounded to the third baseman. <3-->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Ron Fairly grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Bob Bailey singled up the middle. <--1>
    Bob Bailey was picked off first. <--->
    Jim Lefebvre grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Los Angeles leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Ed Charles struck out. <--->
    Jesus Alou singled through the hole. <--1>
    Dick Stuart flied out to left. <--1>
    Jesus Alou was caught stealing second. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Andy Kosco singled up the middle. <--1>
    Paul Popovich laid down a sacrifice bunt in front of home plate. <-2->
    Johnny Podres threw a wild pitch. <3-->
    The Padres brought the infield in.
    Jeff Torborg popped up to the second baseman. <3-->
    Don Sutton struck out. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Los Angeles leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Ken Harrelson homered down the right-field line. <--->
    Joe Azcue grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Mike Lum walked. <--1>
    Dick Schofield laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Willie Crawford pinch hit for Johnny Podres. <-2->
    Willie Crawford was intentionally walked. <-21>
    John Donaldson struck out. <-21>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, the game is tied at 1.
    7th inning stretch - continued next post
    "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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    Chicago Cubs at Montreal Expos
    May 23, 1969

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Gene Brabender takes the mound for the Expos.
    Adolfo Phillips singled to left. <--1>
    The Cubs put on the hit and run.
    Glenn Beckert grounded to the third baseman. <-2->
    Ron Santo struck out. <-2->
    Billy Williams was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Jim Hickman lined out to third. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Fergie Jenkins takes the mound for the Cubs.
    Larry Lintz grounded to short. <--->
    Mack Jones grounded to first. <--->
    Ernie Banks popped up behind home plate. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Randy Hundley singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Al Spangler singled to left field. <-21>
    Don Kessinger doubled down the third base line, scoring a run. <32->
    Fergie Jenkins popped up to first. <32->
    Adolfo Phillips lined out to third. <32->
    Glenn Beckert singled to center for two RBIs. <--1>
    Ron Santo singled to left, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Billy Williams flied out to center. <3-1>
    3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Chicago leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Bob Allison tripled down the right field line. <3-->
    Brooks Robinson lined out to right. <3-->
    Bob Allison tagged up and scored. <--->
    Jimmie Hall grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Larry Howard grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Montreal trails 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Jim Hickman walked. <--1>
    Randy Hundley grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    Al Spangler doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Don Kessinger singled through the left side. <3-1>
    Fergie Jenkins singled back through the middle, scoring a run. <-21>
    Jose Pena now pitching for the Expos. <-21>
    Adolfo Phillips struck out. <-21>
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Chicago leads 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Eddie Leon grounded to second. <--->
    Jose Pena struck out. <--->
    Larry Lintz walked. <--1>
    Mack Jones was hit by a pitch. <-21>
    Ernie Banks popped up to short. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Montreal trails 4 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Glenn Beckert singled to center. <--1>
    Ron Santo flied out to center. <--1>
    Billy Williams grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Jim Hickman lined out to left. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Chicago leads 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Bob Allison singled to short left-center. <--1>
    Brooks Robinson doubled down the right field line. <32->
    Jimmie Hall popped up foul down the first base line. <32->
    Larry Howard hit an infield single to third, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Eddie Leon grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <3-->
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Montreal trails 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Randy Hundley flied out to center. <--->
    Al Spangler struck out. <--->
    Don Kessinger walked. <--1>
    Fergie Jenkins lined out to first. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Chicago leads 4 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Jimmy Rosario pinch hit for Jose Pena. <--->
    Jimmy Rosario flied out to right field. <--->
    Larry Lintz flied out to left. <--->
    Mack Jones flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Montreal trails 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Wally Wolf now pitching for the Expos. <--->
    Adolfo Phillips walked. <--1>
    Glenn Beckert singled through the right side. <-21>
    Adolfo Phillips went for an extra base and reached third. <3-1>
    Ron Santo singled to right, scoring a run. <-21>
    Glenn Beckert went for an extra base and reached third. <3-1>
    Billy Williams struck out. <3-1>
    Jim Hickman struck out. <3-1>
    Randy Hundley singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Bob Johnson now pitching for the Expos. <-21>
    Al Spangler was hit by a pitch. <321>
    Don Kessinger grounded to the third baseman. <32->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Chicago leads 6 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Ernie Banks singled up the middle. <--1>
    Bob Allison flied out to center. <--1>
    Brooks Robinson walked. <-21>
    Jimmie Hall struck out. <-21>
    Larry Howard homered into the right field bleachers for three RBIs. <--->
    Eddie Leon struck out. <--->
    3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Montreal trails 6 to 5.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Manny Jimenez pinch hit for Fergie Jenkins. <--->
    Manny Jimenez lined out to right. <--->
    Adolfo Phillips grounded to second. <--->
    Glenn Beckert singled to right field. <--1>
    Ron Santo struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Chicago leads 6 to 5.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Phil Regan now pitching for the Cubs. <--->
    Bob Johnson grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Larry Lintz lined out to left. <--->
    Mack Jones struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Montreal trails 6 to 5.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Billy Williams grounded to first. <--->
    Jim Hickman struck out. <--->
    Randy Hundley flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Chicago leads 6 to 5.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Ernie Banks singled down the first base line. <--1>
    Bob Allison flied out to right. <--1>
    Brooks Robinson grounded to first, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Jimmie Hall singled through the right side, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Larry Howard struck out. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Montreal trails 6 to 5.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Al Spangler singled down the right field line. <--1>
    Don Kessinger laid down a sacrifice bunt to the third baseman. <-2->
    Gene Oliver pinch hit for Phil Regan. <-2->
    Gene Oliver reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop. <3-1>
    Adolfo Phillips struck out. <3-1>
    Glenn Beckert popped up to the second baseman. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, Chicago leads 6 to 5.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Ron Tompkins now pitching for the Cubs. <--->
    Eddie Leon walked. <--1>
    Bob Johnson walked. <-21>
    Larry Lintz grounded to the second baseman. <32->
    The Cubs brought the infield in.
    Mack Jones grounded to second, scoring a run. <3-->
    Ernie Banks singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>

    EXPOS WIN: 7-6
    "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" ...on their combat boots...

    Code:
    Expos' best game of May 1969
    
    Chicago Cubs at Montreal Expos
    May 23, 1969
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
              Cubs (CHC) 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0    6 15  0
             Expos (MON) 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 2    7  9  1
    
    CHICAGO                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Adolfo Phillips (CF)          5  1  1  1  0  0  2  0    .236
    Glenn Beckert (2B)            6  4  0  1  0  2  0  0    .284
    Ron Santo (3B)                5  2  0  0  0  1  2  0    .352
    Billy Williams (LF)           4  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .339
    Jim Hickman (1B)              4  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .197
    Randy Hundley (C)             5  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .292
    Al Spangler (RF)              4  3  0  2  0  0  1  0    .339
    Don Kessinger (SS)            3  2  1  1  0  1  0  0    .251
    Fergie Jenkins (P)            3  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .219
     Manny Jimenez (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .294
     Phil Regan (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Gene Oliver (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .100
     Ron Tompkins (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       41 15  4  6  0  6  8  0
    
       2B:  Don Kessinger (4), Al Spangler (7)
       HBP:  Al Spangler
       GDP:  Randy Hundley
    
       DP:  Ron Santo, Glenn Beckert, Jim Hickman
    
                     CHICAGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Fergie Jenkins  6.0  6  2  1  5  5  3  94   2.70
                  Phil Regan  2.0  2  0  0  0  0  2  27   2.38
                Ron Tompkins  0.2  1  2  0  2  2  0  18   3.86
                      TOTALS  8.2  9  4  1  7  7  5 139
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Larry Lintz (2B)              4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .167
    Mack Jones (CF)               4  0  0  0  0  1  1  0    .257
    Ernie Banks (1B)              5  3  0  1  0  1  0  0    .357
    Bob Allison (LF)              4  2  0  2  0  0  0  0    .303
    Brooks Robinson (3B)          2  1  1  1  0  1  0  0    .254
    Jimmie Hall (RF)              4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .247
    Larry Howard (C)              4  2  0  1  1  4  1  0    .248
    Eddie Leon (SS)               3  0  1  1  0  0  1  0    .249
    Gene Brabender (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .150
     Jose Pena (P)                1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Jimmy Rosario (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .438
     Wally Wolf (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .667
     Bob Johnson (P)              1  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       33  9  4  7  1  7  5  0
    
       2B:  Brooks Robinson (9)
       3B:  Bob Allison (2)
       HR:  Larry Howard (2)
       HBP:  Mack Jones
       GDP:  Eddie Leon
    
       DP:  Ernie Banks, Larry Lintz, Brooks Robinson
       E:  Eddie Leon
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Gene Brabender  2.2  9  2  0  4  4  1  51   7.29
                   Jose Pena  2.1  1  1  0  0  0  2  31   6.27
                  Wally Wolf  0.2  3  1  0  2  2  2  24   5.09
                 Bob Johnson  3.1  2  0  0  0  0  3  54   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 15  4  0  6  6  8 160
    
         WP: Bob Johnson (1-0)
         LP: Ron Tompkins (0-1)
    
         Temperature: 72F
         Wind: 4 MPH (in from center)
         Attendance: 24,628
         Time: 2:56
    
    Expos (19-37) are last in the N.L. East 15 GB of leaders, Cubs
    "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 "Philadelphia Courier"

    September 7th 1968

    Women are exploited?

    by Dan Conway

    Yesterday, 150 women arrived in Atlantic City,where the 1968 Miss America Pageant was being staged to protest against what some people regard as "exploitative of women". This is a head -scratcher, seeing that it was these attractive young women who were doing the exploitation - of their own good looks.

    Actually, this phony "protest" is really a mere stick to beat the drum of women's emancipation.

    Certain women.like author Robin Morgan, and activist Gloria Steinem, hold that we men subjugate and patronize women.

    Again, this is difficult to see. As I remember the process, if a man has anything to do with women, at all, he's got to make himself likeable to one or more of them. women don't have that problem - men are naturally ga-ga over them , all the distaff has to do is to be - women, and then we'll come to them bearing candy and flowers, nine-tenths of our wage -packet, and future alimony - all because of some woman's smile and come-hither flutter of her false lashes. So much for subjugation...it is men who are under the spell of sex.

    As for patronizing, we guys can plead guilty to a good thing...of course we patronize the little dears, we'd just wish that they'd look up the word in a dictionary....to patronize somebody is to benefit them, and most of us knights armored, these days in three-piece suits and armed with slide-rules or fountain-pens, ride out into the workaday world in order to keep our ladies in the style to which they would like to become accustomed.

    Patronage, in olden times was when Duke Esterhazy encouraged and paid Josef Haydn to write the music,and a Pope set Michealangelo to make his name by painting the Sistine Chapel, while George Washington gained fame by being considerate of his slaves.

    In these modern times, it is us men who compose the music and slap the paint on, while yet , as the song goes "...Doing it for some dame.."

    C'mon, Gals, give us a break....it is we men who are, at once, your patrons and slaves.
    -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 London "Daily Mirror"

    31st August 1968

    First and last

    by Chatty Cathy

    That seems to be the theme for this month, People...The most notable "first" was the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia - the first outright invasion of one European country by another, since World War Two. (Curious coincidence: It was almost as if the Americans -like us Brits in 1938 when that same Czechoslovakia was invaded by Hitler's mob - weren't able to do anything about it - the Yanks were too wrapped up with first time events of their own, with the nomination of Richard Nixon as Republican candidate for President, and Mayor Daley's police beating up protesters-- but wait - all that sounds familiar...is it deja vu all over again?
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...&hsimp=yhs-001

    Other stuff that was definitely a first, France exploded an atomic bomb in a test, and a medal was awarded , for the first time to a black U.S. Marine, James Anderson Jr. to be awarded the Medal of Honor. The poor guy was dead, anyway, it being a posthumous award.

    Another American who died, was John Gordon Mein, US Ambassador to Guatemala, who was assassinated in Guatemala Citywas the First US Ambassador to be offed this way.

    The first Isle of Wight Festival was held early this month. This gal and her chap attended, and agreed it was great fun, we golfed, beachcombed, tried all the fun of the fair, returning home, sunburned and happy. Recommended for next year, People, if you're wondering were to hol.

    And now for the "lasts

    The Royal Navy Leander-class frigate HMS Scylla was launched at Devonport. It is the last ship to be built in a Royal Dockyard. As an economy measure, the War Office will invite future tenders from civilian shipyards. (I didn't know that we had any of those left, British shipbuilders having priced themselves out of jobs aeons ago)

    British Rails ran a last nostalgic steam train service run on steam locomotives making the 314-mile return passenger journey from Liverpool to Carlisle before various models of locomotives then being dispatched to the scrapyard or railway museums.

    And, at last, Crown Prince Harald of Norway married Sonja Haraldsen.They've only been dating for 9 years. What was the hurry, Your Highness, I wonder...a little Princeling on the way?
    -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"

    August 14th 1968

    The Trudeau agenda

    by Lynn Carroll

    For all the "Trudeaumania" hysteria which has lately swept this oh-so-gullible electorate, Mr Trudeau now that he has gotten over himself, somewhat, after this flamboyant braving of the wilds of the Frozen North, now claims to be a pragmatist - as distinct from a "Tax-and -spend" Liberal - telling us that we must not regard Ottawa as Santa Claus, and that we have limited resources to deal with the demands of spending on defence, and the National Health plan, our two most expensive projects.

    In his speech after his return from the Arctic, the Prime Minister seemed most preoccupied with the problems arising from a Quebec emerging from its "Quiet revolution", no longer hidebound by a stern Catholic code, the province is yet clamouring to have its own distinct society, whereas the other provinces are comfortable with being Canadian, Quebec wants to be identified as French- Canadian - almost as if it were a separate country.

    If Mr Trudeau proves to be the Federalist that he claims he is, he is not going to tolerate such demands. Federalism means that we're all in the same boat, no province is more distinctive than the other (unless we remark on the three provinces, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia, that keep the other seven, plus the Territories, going with annual transfer payments)
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    One should be uneasy about the number of French-Canadians now in Mr Trudeau's cabinet. We hope that they are true Federealsists, and will not heed the siren calls of "special status" from their fellows in La Belle Provence. That cabinet takes over the governance of Canada at a time when the world, itself, seems to be changing

    Historians like Mark Kurlansky claim that 1968 is "The year that rocked the world", but the world was changing into this present permissive society, long before then. Perhaps it can be traced back to the initial 'manias" similar to the one that swept an unlikely fellow as Pierre Elliot Trudeau into office, the media- driven acclaim for those young insolent drug-taking outlaws, the Beatles, thumbing their nose at sanity and sobriety, and the Kennedy cult, built up by that media to be the mystic Court of King Arthur, all over again.

    Well we all know how those exercises in style over substances turned out, Kennedy landed the U.S.A. into the quagmire that is Viet Nam, and Britain is at war with itself, Mods versus Rockers, Skinheads verus Teds, Law and Order versus Anything goes, and drug addiction becoming a universal a problem, as in the States.

    It is to be hoped that under a new and gaudy Trudeau administration this great land of ours does not also sink into the shifting sands of permissiveness.
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    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Montreal Expos at San Diego Padres
    June 11, 1969

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Ray Washburn takes the mound for the Padres.
    Larry Lintz grounded to short. <--->
    Ron Allen singled to right. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Brooks Robinson struck out. <--1>
    Bob Allison struck out. <--1>
    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
    Gene Brabender takes the mound for the Expos.
    John Donaldson tripled in the right field gap. <3-->
    Ed Charles struck out. <3-->
    Jesus Alou singled to center field, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Jesus Alou was caught stealing second. <--->
    Ken Harrelson struck out. <--->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Mack Jones walked. <--1>
    Jimmie Hall popped up to the second baseman. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Eddie Leon reached second on a throwing error by the first baseman. <32->
    The Padres brought the infield in.
    Larry Howard lined out to center. <32->
    Mack Jones tagged up and scored. <-2->
    Gene Brabender struck out. <-2->
    1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Mike Lum doubled to left-center. <-2->
    Mike Lum went for an extra base and was thrown out at third. <--->
    Joe Azcue walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Larry Biittner flied out to center. <--1>
    Dick Schofield flied out to left field. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Larry Lintz walked. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Larry Lintz was caught stealing second. <--->
    Ron Allen popped up to the pitcher. <--->
    Brooks Robinson doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Bob Allison was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Mack Jones lined out to second. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Ray Washburn struck out. <--->
    John Donaldson singled to left field. <--1>
    John Donaldson went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Ed Charles singled up the middle. <3-1>
    Jesus Alou singled to left field, scoring a run. <-21>
    Ken Harrelson singled to center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Mike Lum singled to left field, scoring a run. <-21>
    Joe Azcue singled to left, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Jose Pena now pitching for the Expos. <3-1>
    Larry Biittner popped up to short. <3-1>
    Dick Schofield popped up foul down the third base line. <3-1>
    4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego leads 5 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Jimmie Hall singled to center field. <--1>
    Eddie Leon struck out. <--1>
    Larry Howard singled to left, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Jose Pena laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher - a run scored. <-2->
    Larry Lintz grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Montreal trails 5 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Ray Washburn flied out to right. <--->
    John Donaldson struck out. <--->
    Ed Charles flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego leads 5 to 2.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Ron Allen singled to right. <--1>
    Brooks Robinson struck out. <--1>
    Bob Allison popped up foul down the third base line. <--1>
    Mack Jones flied out to center. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Montreal trails 5 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Jesus Alou flied out to left field. <--->
    Ken Harrelson struck out. <--->
    Mike Lum flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego leads 5 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Jimmie Hall grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Eddie Leon flied out to center. <--->
    Larry Howard grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Montreal trails 5 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Joe Azcue flied out to left field. <--->
    Larry Biittner doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Dick Schofield tripled in the left field gap, scoring a run. <3-->
    The Expos brought the infield in.
    Ray Washburn popped up to second. <3-->
    John Donaldson flied out to right field. <3-->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego leads 6 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Jerry Terrell pinch hit for Jose Pena. <--->
    Jerry Terrell popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Larry Lintz singled to center field. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Ron Allen grounded to second. <-2->
    Brooks Robinson flied out to center. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Montreal trails 6 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Bob Reynolds now pitching for the Expos. <--->
    Ed Charles struck out. <--->
    Jesus Alou lined out to right field. <--->
    Ken Harrelson struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego leads 6 to 2.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Bob Allison struck out. <--->
    Mack Jones homered to right-center. <--->
    Jimmie Hall grounded to short. <--->
    Eddie Leon grounded to third. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Montreal trails 6 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Mike Lum grounded to short. <--->
    Joe Azcue grounded to second. <--->
    Larry Biittner lined out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego leads 6 to 3.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Ken Henderson came in to play Center Field. <--->
    Larry Howard flied out to left. <--->
    Rich Hacker pinch hit for Bob Reynolds. <--->
    Rich Hacker lined out to left field. <--->
    Larry Lintz flied out to left. <--->

    PADRES WIN: 6-3
    "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)

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    A ggod game for the Padres in June 1969
    
    Montreal Expos at San Diego Padres
    June 11, 1969
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
             Expos (MON) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0    3  7  0
            Padres (SDP) 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 x    6 11  1
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Larry Lintz (2B)              4  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .167
    Ron Allen (1B)                4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .419
    Brooks Robinson (3B)          4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .247
    Bob Allison (LF)              3  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .286
    Mack Jones (CF)               3  1  1  2  1  1  0  0    .236
    Jimmie Hall (RF)              4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .259
    Eddie Leon (SS)               4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .239
    Larry Howard (C)              3  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .230
    Gene Brabender (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .143
     Jose Pena (P)                0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0    .000
     Jerry Terrell (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .231
     Bob Reynolds (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Rich Hacker (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .182
    TOTALS                       32  7  3  3  1  3  6  0
    
       2B:  Brooks Robinson (14)
       HR:  Mack Jones (14)
       CS:  Larry Lintz
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Gene Brabender  2.1  9  1  0  5  5  3  57   6.57
                   Jose Pena  3.2  2  0  0  1  1  2  42   4.97
                Bob Reynolds  2.0  0  0  0  0  0  2  20   4.72
                      TOTALS  8.0 11  1  0  6  6  7 119
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    John Donaldson (2B)           4  2  0  2  0  0  1  0    .244
    Ed Charles (3B)               4  1  0  1  0  0  2  0    .245
    Jesus Alou (RF)               4  2  0  1  0  2  0  0    .252
    Ken Harrelson (CF)            4  1  0  1  0  1  3  0    .268
     Ken Henderson (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    Mike Lum (LF)                 4  2  0  0  0  1  0  0    .247
    Joe Azcue (C)                 3  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .188
    Larry Biittner (1B)           4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .286
    Dick Schofield (SS)           3  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .184
    Ray Washburn (P)              3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .200
    TOTALS                       33 11  1  6  0  6  7  0
    
       2B:  Larry Biittner (7), John Donaldson (13), Mike Lum (16)
       3B:  John Donaldson (4), Dick Schofield (3)
       CS:  Jesus Alou
       E:  Larry Biittner
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Ray Washburn  9.0  7  3  1  3  2  6 127   3.83
                      TOTALS  9.0  7  3  1  3  2  6 127
    
         WP: Ray Washburn (6-5)
         LP: Gene Brabender (4-9)
    
         Temperature: 78F
         Wind: 12 MPH (in from left)
         Attendance: 15,064
         Time: 2:27
    
    Padres (28-53) are last in N.L. West, 23 GB of leaders Giants (51-30)
    "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)

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    Montreal Expos at San Diego Padres
    June 10, 1969

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Blue Moon Odom takes the mound for the Padres.
    Larry Lintz flied out to center field. <--->
    Ron Allen grounded to short. <--->
    Mack Jones struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Steve Rogers takes the mound for the Expos.
    John Donaldson struck out. <--->
    Ed Charles grounded to second. <--->
    Jesus Alou grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Brooks Robinson singled to left. <--1>
    Jimmie Hall walked. <-21>
    Eddie Leon singled through the left side. <321>
    Brooks Robinson went for an extra base and reached home, scoring a run. <-21>
    Rod Gaspar grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <3-->
    Larry Howard doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Steve Rogers struck out. <-2->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Montreal leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Ken Harrelson flied out to center. <--->
    Mike Lum struck out. <--->
    Joe Azcue lined out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, San Diego trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Larry Lintz struck out. <--->
    Ron Allen singled to right. <--1>
    Mack Jones grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Montreal leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Larry Biittner grounded to third. <--->
    Dick Schofield grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Blue Moon Odom walked. <--1>
    John Donaldson grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Brooks Robinson singled to center. <--1>
    Jimmie Hall struck out. <--1>
    Eddie Leon struck out. <--1>
    Rod Gaspar flied out to left. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Montreal leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Ed Charles grounded to short. <--->
    Jesus Alou struck out. <--->
    Ken Harrelson grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Larry Howard walked. <--1>
    Steve Rogers laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Larry Lintz grounded back to the pitcher. The runner was tagged out at third. <--1>
    Ron Allen walked. <-21>
    Mack Jones singled down the left field line, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Brooks Robinson doubled down the left field line for two RBIs. <-2->
    Jimmie Hall grounded to short. <-2->
    3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Montreal leads 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Mike Lum struck out. <--->
    Joe Azcue flied out to left field. <--->
    Larry Biittner singled through the right side. <--1>
    Dick Schofield grounded to the second baseman. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego trails 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Eddie Leon walked. <--1>
    Rod Gaspar grounded to short. <-2->
    Larry Howard grounded to the third baseman. <-2->
    Steve Rogers struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Montreal leads 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Billy Grabarkewitz pinch hit for Blue Moon Odom. <--->
    Billy Grabarkewitz walked. <--1>
    John Donaldson grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    Ed Charles grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego trails 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Frank Snook now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Larry Lintz struck out. <--->
    Ron Allen doubled down the right field line. <-2->
    Mack Jones struck out. <-2->
    Brooks Robinson singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    Jimmie Hall singled through the hole. <-21>
    Eddie Leon struck out. <-21>
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Montreal leads 6 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Jesus Alou grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Ken Harrelson grounded to short. <--->
    Mike Lum grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego trails 6 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Rod Gaspar struck out. <--->
    Larry Howard flied out to center. <--->
    Steve Rogers grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Montreal leads 6 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Joe Azcue lined out to left field. <--->
    Larry Biittner grounded to third. <--->
    Dick Schofield struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego trails 6 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Larry Lintz walked. <--1>
    Ron Allen doubled in the left field gap. <32->
    Frank Snook threw a wild pitch - a run scored. <3-->
    Mack Jones singled through the right side, scoring a run. <--1>
    Brooks Robinson grounded to short. <-2->
    Jimmie Hall grounded to second. <3-->
    Eddie Leon walked. <3-1>
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the Padres. <3-1>
    Rod Gaspar popped up to the pitcher. <3-1>
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, Montreal leads 8 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Willie Crawford pinch hit for Rusty Gerhardt. <--->
    Willie Crawford grounded to third. <--->
    John Donaldson grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Ed Charles grounded to short. <--->

    EXPOS WIN: 8-0
    "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)

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    Expos' best game in June 1969
    
    Montreal Expos at San Diego Padres
    June 10, 1969
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
             Expos (MON) 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 2    8 12  0
            Padres (SDP) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  1  0
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Larry Lintz (2B)              4  0  1  2  0  0  2  0    .164
    Ron Allen (1B)                4  3  1  3  0  0  0  0    .407
    Mack Jones (CF)               5  2  0  1  0  2  2  0    .235
    Brooks Robinson (3B)          5  4  0  1  0  3  0  0    .247
    Jimmie Hall (RF)              4  1  1  1  0  0  1  0    .259
    Eddie Leon (SS)               3  1  2  0  0  1  2  0    .243
    Rod Gaspar (LF)               5  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .211
    Larry Howard (C)              3  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .228
    Steve Rogers (P)              3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .074
    TOTALS                       36 12  6  8  0  7 10  0
    
       2B:  Brooks Robinson (13), Larry Howard (8), Ron Allen 2 (3)
       GDP:  Mack Jones, Rod Gaspar
    
       DP:  Larry Lintz, Brooks Robinson, Ron Allen
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Steve Rogers  9.0  1  2  0  0  0  5 100   6.25
                      TOTALS  9.0  1  2  0  0  0  5 100
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    John Donaldson (2B)           4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .240
    Ed Charles (3B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .245
    Jesus Alou (RF)               3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .248
    Ken Harrelson (CF)            3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .269
    Mike Lum (LF)                 3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .242
    Joe Azcue (C)                 3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .186
    Larry Biittner (1B)           3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .290
    Dick Schofield (SS)           3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .182
    Blue Moon Odom (P)            0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .158
     Billy Grabarkewitz (P)       0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .045
     Frank Snook (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Rusty Gerhardt (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Willie Crawford (P)          1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .343
    TOTALS                       27  1  2  0  0  0  5  0
    
       GDP:  John Donaldson
    
       DP:  Larry Biittner 2, John Donaldson 2, Ed Charles 2
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Blue Moon Odom  6.0  7  4  0  5  5  6 108   5.17
                 Frank Snook  2.2  5  2  0  3  3  4  57   3.52
              Rusty Gerhardt  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  0   1   4.72
                      TOTALS  9.0 12  6  0  8  8 10 166
    
         WP: Steve Rogers (3-9)
         LP: Blue Moon Odom (0-11)
    
         Temperature: 83F
         Wind: 3 MPH (in from right)
         Attendance: 15,064
         Time: 2:53
    
    Expos (29-54) are last in the N.L.East 24 GB of leaders,the Philadelphia Phillies (53-30)
    "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)

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    The “San Diego Clarion”

    June 5th 1969

    Conway redeemed

    by Al Terego

    Dan Conway, the spinner of silk pursesw out of sows’ ears, the distiller of nectar from sour grapes, is back; fate, and the Major League having dealt him a dubious hand at being the absolute last general manager to select in this year’s Amateur Draft, has yet come up with some players, likely to develop as useful members of future San Diego teams.

    As so often happened when he was the manager of the highly successful Philadelphia Phils, he was only allowed five picks before the Draft ran out of players, but each one of the five has something to commend him.

    Bucky Dent, Conway's first pick, has been a reliable short- stop with a high - for the position - batting average of .320 in 128 at bats, for his high school. As was forecast in this column, Dan set about strengthening his infield with Dent, and also, his next choice, second baseman Alan Bannister, both infielders being mere 17-year olds.

    Bannister, while not as consistent in the field as Dent, shows even more promise with the bat, his high school average being .420 after 100 at bats.

    Another guy that the Padres’ G.M. chose for his batting - despite his surname of “Swisher” - was catcher, Steve, of that ilk. Dan, an old catcher, himself, was probably not impressed with Swisher's nondescript credentials as a backstop - nailing only 22% of 41 steal attempts on him during his last year in high school - but liked the .306 over 98 at bats of yet another 17 year old. The Padres surely need some hitting.

    After three rounds of draft picks , one does not normally find a player with a rating of 80, but Dan did in the person of starting pitcher Dave Frieseleben, so straightaway signed his fourth 17 year-old for Dave's encouraging E.R.A. of 2.16 over 58.1 innings during his last year of high school.

    There were only a handful of low-rated players left in the fifth and final round of the Draft, but one of them was reliever Mike Willis who attracted Conway’s attention with his 1.88 E.R.A. in 14.1 innings (and also, perhaps that Mike is fully eighteen years old ! ), so the Padre honcho grabbed the lad, making, under tough circumstances, a quite satisfactory “nap hand”, to be played,in their rookie season with the Padre affiliate, the Salt Lake City Bees, although the G.M. was probably envious of his former spouse, Lynn Carroll, who has a piece of the rival National League expansion team, the Montreal Expos.
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    The manager of that newcomer to the League - its first Canadian team - Gene Mauch had the immediate pick before Conway, and so deprived the Padre manager of the services of catcher John Stearns; 3B Steve Ontiveros; CF Tony Scott, and 2B Pete Mackanin, all reputed to be doughty hitters, whilst Balor Moore is a highly-touted starting pitcher, all now being on Expos books, and heading, no doubt, to their affiliate, the Gulf Coast Expos.

    These two fledgling teams, Padres and Expos, are slated to meet ten times during this coming season, and the rivalry between the two ex- spouses, Dan and Lynn, will be something to behold . This paper has signed a contract with “The Baseball Mogul Times” that it will allow us to publish all those games, throughout the season...watch this space.
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    "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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    A letter to the editor of the "Philadelphia Courier"

    September 11th 1968

    "Dear Sir,
    Mr Dan Conway chooses to be facetious about a serious problem in the world today, the exploitation of women. While we are protesting against the mutilation of women by male religious zealots,the subjugation of women by Fascists, the bullying of nuns by priests, the inequity of pay scales for men and women in this country, and the ogling of women by oafs in Atlantic City, he tries to blur these issues by joking about how men are the exploited gender.

    These complaints of ours can't be laughed away, Mr Conway. It has taken a long time from when cavemen had absolute power, to these days, when women are showing that anything men can do, we can do as well or better, and it is time that men respect us as their equals, at least, and if some of them acknowledged that at many things, we are better - like having babies - we wouldn't mind a bit.

    Mr Conway is right in thinking that our Atlantic City protest was "A stick to beat a drum", but it's also to beat the conceit out of men that they are the "superior" sex. We plan to achieve our ends by another thing that we do better than most men - nagging!

    Yours truly

    Lynn Carroll"
    "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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    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    The “San Diego Clarion “

    May 31st 1969

    A second chance



    by Al Terego

    Earlier in the year I deplored some of the choices made in the Expansion Draft by Dan Conway, the general manager of the City’s new baseball team, the Padres, believing that he had concentrated too much on selecting short-term veterans, and not enough on young future prospects.

    Now, all too soon, he is faced with the prospect of making more selections with this year’s Amateur Draft looming; the question in the fan’s mind is “Will he show the prescience he once displayed in putting Philadelphia’s fine team together, over the years, for most of the time handicapped by having absolutely the last pick of the litter?” (The average fan probably won't think all that, but you get the idea.)

    It must seem like old times for Dan as he surveys the list of availables which include some notable comers named Dwight Evans; Dave Winfield; Rich Gossage, and many more prospects who have shone in college and high school ball.They, too, are probably out of his reach as low man in the upcoming A.D. as he was during the years when the Phils put him out of contention by being perennial champs.

    The cream of this year's crop is, theoretically, out of the ken of all four expansion teams (Expos, Royals, and Pilots are the other three), since after getting first dibs on unprotected talent in the recent Expansion Draft, the MLB felt it only fair that these Expansion clubs get last pick, now, so soon after depleting their betters; of course, unless some sort of baseball miracle occurs this season, all four of these new boys should be where they are now - at the bottom of their various divisions, therefore entitled to early picks in next years Amateur Draft.

    On looking over the Padres’ current line-up, they’re pretty well covered for workmanlike production, all over, except for the infield and catcher positions. No doubt, Dan Conway has taken heed of this. He is well -stocked for pitchers -they won't win or save many games, for lack of run support, but few will suffer astronomical E.R.As

    He showed an encouraging return to his old head-hunting instincts, by immediately flying down to Mexico to sign free agent Senta Diaz , a first baseman, to replace Dick Stuart who's out for a month with a shoulder strain. The 26-year0 old Diaz has slugged a few homers in his time, but right now, Coach Preston Gomez is using him as a backup to Larry Biittner.

    Once again, the Amateur Draft is short of players, but the quality seems high...can Dan Conway revert to his old form and make lemonade out of the lemon that the M.L.B. has, again, handed him?
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    "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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