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

    October 23, 1981

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Brian Allard takes the mound for the Padres.
    Johnny Grubb grounded to third. <--->
    Damaso Garcia grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Dave Winfield grounded to short. <--->
    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
    Jack Morris takes the mound for the Royals.
    Rudy Law walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Rudy Law stole second. <-2->
    Ron Oester flied out to left field. <-2->
    Rudy Law tagged up but was thrown out at third. <--->
    Mark Brouhard singled to center field. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Pat Spratt struck out. <--1>
    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
    George Brett flied out to right. <--->
    Mitchell Page flied out to center. <--->
    John Harris struck out. <--->
    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
    Paddy Moira lined out to left. <--->
    Ray Knight walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Bucky Dent lined out to left. <--1>
    Mike Scioscia flied out to left field. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    George Mitterwald tripled to deep center field. <3-->
    George Mitterwald went for an extra base and reached home, scoring a run. <--->
    Orlando Ramirez grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Jack Morris grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Johnny Grubb struck out. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Kansas City leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Brian Allard lined out to the second baseman. <--->
    Rudy Law grounded to first base. <--->
    Ron Oester struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Damaso Garcia reached first on a fielding error by the catcher. <--1>
    Dave Winfield doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    George Brett grounded to second. <3-->
    Mitchell Page struck out. <3-->
    John Harris was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    George Mitterwald singled to left-center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Orlando Ramirez flied out to left. <3-1>
    2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Kansas City leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Mark Brouhard flied out to left field. <--->
    Pat Spratt hit an infield single to third. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Paddy Moira struck out. <--1>
    Ray Knight flied out to left. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Jack Morris lined out to right field. <--->
    Johnny Grubb popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Damaso Garcia singled to right field. <--1>
    Dave Winfield struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Kansas City leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Bucky Dent grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Mike Scioscia grounded to second. <--->
    Brian Allard singled to left. <--1>
    Rudy Law struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    George Brett grounded to second. <--->
    Mitchell Page grounded to short. <--->
    John Harris struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Kansas City leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Ron Oester grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Mark Brouhard struck out. <--->
    Pat Spratt reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <--1>
    Paddy Moira walked. <-21>
    Ray Knight grounded to first. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    George Mitterwald grounded to short. <--->
    Orlando Ramirez struck out. <--->
    Jack Morris grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Kansas City leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Steve Braun came in to play Left Field. <--->
    Bucky Dent grounded to second. <--->
    Mike Scioscia grounded to short. <--->
    Tom Chism pinch hit for Brian Allard. <--->
    Tom Chism singled up the middle. <--1>
    Rudy Law grounded to first. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Johnny Grubb grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Damaso Garcia grounded to first base. <--->
    Dave Winfield grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Kansas City leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Ron Oester lined out to center. <--->
    Mark Brouhard lined out to the shortstop. <--->
    Pat Spratt lined out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    George Brett grounded to second. <--->
    Steve Braun walked. <--1>
    John Harris struck out. <--1>
    George Mitterwald struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, Kansas City leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Paddy Moira lined out to left. <--->
    Ray Knight lined out to right. <--->
    Bucky Dent grounded to second. <--->

    ROYALS WIN: 3-0
    "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
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    Re: "SPIKES" ...The Conway chronicles...

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    1981 World Series Game 3
    
    San Diego Padres at Kansas City Royals
    October 25, 1981
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Padres (SDP) 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0    5  9  0
            Royals (KCR) 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1    6 16  1
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Rudy Law (CF)                 4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .162
    Ron Oester (2B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .237
    Pat Spratt (1B)               4  2  0  2  0  1  0  0    .405
    Tom Chism (DH)                4  2  0  0  0  2  0  0    .400
    Paddy Moira (RF)              3  1  0  1  1  1  0  0    .281
    Mark Brouhard (LF)            4  2  0  1  1  1  1  0    .257
    Ray Knight (3B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .278
     Garry Templeton (P)          0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Steve Yeager (C)              4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .200
    Bucky Dent (SS)               3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .121
    TOTALS                       34  9  0  5  2  5  4  0
    
       2B:  Pat Spratt
       3B:  Pat Spratt
       HR:  Paddy Moira, Mark Brouhard
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Craig Mitchell  4.2 11  2  1  5  5  4 101   4.50
                  Craig Skok  2.1  1  2  0  0  0  3  43   0.00
              Rusty Gerhardt  1.1  4  0  0  1  1  2  28   0.96
                      TOTALS  8.1 16  4  1  6  6  9 172
    
    KANSAS CITY                  ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Johnny Grubb (CF)             4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .229
    Damaso Garcia (2B)            5  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .308
    Dave Winfield (RF)            5  2  0  1  1  1  2  0    .278
    George Brett (3B)             4  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .324
    Mitchell Page (DH)            5  3  0  1  0  1  2  0    .258
    John Harris (1B)              4  0  1  1  0  0  2  0    .257
    Steve Braun (LF)              5  2  0  2  0  1  0  0    .182
    George Mitterwald (C)         4  3  0  0  0  1  1  0    .421
    Orlando Ramirez (SS)          4  4  1  0  0  2  0  0    .273
    TOTALS                       40 16  4  6  1  6  9  0
    
       2B:  Damaso Garcia, Orlando Ramirez, Mitchell Page
       HR:  Dave Winfield
    
       DP:  George Brett, Johnny Grubb
       E:  Orlando Ramirez
    
                 KANSAS CITY   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Bruce Hurst  7.0  7  0  2  4  4  4 103   2.88
                Jay Franklin  2.0  2  0  0  1  1  0  25   2.70
                      TOTALS  9.0  9  0  2  5  5  4 128
    
         WP: Jay Franklin (1-0)
         LP: Rusty Gerhardt (0-1)
    
         Temperature: 69F
         Wind: 3 MPH (right to left)
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 3:26
    
    Royals lead the Series 2-1
    "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)

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

    Dan's script for "Company Town"

    Storyline for "George Garrett"

    By Dan Conway, August 1981

    George, 68 is a retired reporter for the "Delta News", the newspaper for "Smithsviile" owned by the Smith family. He covered everything in the town, about the farming, fishing, and the cannery, the main business in town, also owned by the "First Family" of the town. As well, he covered the local baseball team the "Delta Dudes", an affiliate of the Dodgers . He will have many a baseball anecdote to relate during this storyline which will be developed throughout episodes of "Company Town" by various writers, including myself.

    This is the first draft of the episode introducing "George" It will be assigned for editing and developing, to a producer to be named later.
    ******************************************************************************** ****************************
    Scene One

    George is escorted into the 4 bed Proctology Ward of Smithsville hospital by a pretty nurse

    Geo: You reckon I'll be here four days?

    Nurse: Including this afternoon, when we prepare you for tomorrow's op, then a couple of days recovery before we let you go.

    Geo: Minus a kidney

    Nurse: It's better out than in, Mr Garrett..the diagnosis reveals high inflammation, which must have built up for decades...why didn't you have it treated earlier?

    Geo: It was misdiagnosed, I, myself thought it was an ulcer, besides I had a job to do, a family to keep, I couldn't afford the time off.

    Nurse: (Now draws the screen around them as they stand by his bed) If you'd like to undress, and put on those hospital pajamas on your bed, I'll
    attend to you, later, Mr Garrett. She leaves (CUT TO)

    John Sheridan, sitting up in bed. He is a fortyish Scot:

    John: Welcome to the kidney warrd, Mr Garrett.

    GEO: Off) Is that a Scottish accent I hear?

    John: John Sherridan, Sirr, one of yourr faithful rreaders.

    Geo: Thank you, John, but I don't write so much for the "Delta News" any more

    John: Quality overr quantity I always say. I especially liked your baseball storries.

    Cut to Geo, getting undressed Ah, yes, great game, even at the rookie level...the Delta Dudes were not bad for kids just out of High School...not too many went on to the Bigs. but we all had fun. What are you in for, John? (Cut away before any indecent exposure)

    John: Ah, always the rreporterr, askin' the questions....just explorratorry surrgery, George, bit of a lump in the belly...you'll be out beforre
    me, theyrre still checking ma X-Rrays, the noo. Sorry about yourr, kidney, Mon.

    Geo:OFF)You heard us? Wow...wish I had your hearing, John...it would have been a godsend in my days of hunting for scandal.

    John: Ma hearing's good because I've something like thirty Years on you Sirr....I'm only forrty (Cut to in succession the other two patients in the ward. One is sleeping, one is watching his personal bedside t.v set, whilst wearing headphones )

    Geo: OFF) Who are the other two sleeping beauties?(cut to Karl)

    John: Off) Oh Karrl's not sleeping...I suspect Teutonic heritage...he says nothing to nobody (Cut to sleeper) Yon Woody now, you'll neverr guess what he's in for.

    Geo:Off) I give up

    (HERE, INSERT STOCK COMEDY FILM FOOTAGE OF THE SEQUENCE AS JOHN NARRATES IT OFF)
    John: Happens he's a stuntman for that company that filmed here, o' the weekend . He played a cowboy jumping from a rroof to the saddle of a waiting horse, and landed awkwardly ...Ye ken ?

    George: Off) Ouch!

    (Cut to John who looks sly)

    John: Ye think that's bad, Georgie, Mon...you wait and see what that pretty nurse has in store for yourself!

    CUT TO George who is now in bed, and who looks highly apprehensive at Johns words. Fade to black.

    (Dan Conway puts his pen away as daughter Gussie and her friend Patricia Appel visit his bedside, he will resume the "Story within the story" later, as will I, somewhere down the road of "Spikes" )
    "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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    Re: "SPIKES" ...The Conway chronicles...

    The London "Daily Mirror"

    September 30th 1981

    Summer Summary

    by Chatty Cathy

    The normally dog days of summer were filled, this year, with events, nice and nasty. Here at home, the most significant were the racial riots in the North of England. Margaret Thatcher turned a deaf ear to pleas by alarmists to send in the Army, relying upon the police to restore law and order, which they did, thankfully. This country is in dire straits but still a long way from martial law, it is to be hoped.

    Another hunger striker has died for his cause; Irish Republican volunteer Joe McDonnell died at the Maze Prison Internment Camp after a 61-day hunger strike; can you imagine going without food for over two months for something you believe in, People? Whatever the politics, one feels bound to salute these dedicated young men...would that we were all as staunch for that which we profess to believe in.

    Cheerier news comes with the United States' President Ronald Reagan nominating the first woman, Sandra Day O'Connor, to the highest court in the land - the Supreme Court of the United States. The President must also be rueful about the Solidarity Day march, in support of organized labor, drawing approximately a quarter of a million people in Washington, D.C. Reagan, now like Maggie Thatcher an opponent of trade unions, was once a Union leader, himself (Screen Actors Guild). However, Ron can take comfort in the fact that he was the cause of Sandra Day O'Connor to take her seat as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, just a few days ago.

    In July, England become the first cricket team this century to win a Test Match after following on when they beat Australia by 18 runs at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds,(Rongar note: This is akin to an expansion team beating last season's World Series champ, after being down umpteen - nothing in the first inning)

    Collapsing buildings also made the headlines this summer. The walkway structure at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, collapsed into a crowded atrium lobby, killing 114 people, while the cause of this tragedy is still being investigated.

    No mystery about collapsing buildings in battered Beirut, Lebanon...they were strafed by Israeli aircraft.The targets were the Lebanese Civil Defence multi-story apartment blocks containing the offices of Palestine Liberation Organization associated groups, killing approximately 300 civilians and resulting in worldwide condemnation and a U.S. embargo on the export of aircraft to Israel. The world also jeered at little New Zealand for entertaining the South African Rugby team in a rubber of matches.

    The assassin of John Lennon was finally brought to justice in August. Mark David Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, after pleading guilty to shooting the former controversial Beatle in Manhattan eight months earlier.

    More assassinations occurred this year of Mohammad-Ali Rajai, along with Vice- President and 76th Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, 77th Prime Minister of Iran, both were killed in a terroristic explosion claimed by the People's Mujahedin of Iran.

    And more explosions when a bomb goes off at the U.S. Air Force base in Ramstein, West Germany, injuring 20 people.

    Fewer people will be executed for such atrocities in France, any way, for this month, the country abolished the death penalty

    Enough of death and destruction...let us all rejoice in the fairy-tale wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watched the ceremony, and they, like us wish their Royal Highnesses a long and happy union.
    -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
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    Re: "SPIKES" ...The Conway chronicles...

    October 26, 1981

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Nolan Ryan takes the mound for the Royals.
    Rudy Law singled to right-center. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Ron Oester struck out. <--1>
    Rudy Law stole second. <-2->
    Pat Spratt struck out. <-2->
    Tom Chism singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Paddy Moira singled to center. <-21>
    Mark Brouhard grounded to second. <-21>
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Fred Kuhaulua takes the mound for the Padres.
    Johnny Grubb flied out to center. <--->
    Damaso Garcia grounded to second. <--->
    Dave Winfield grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Kansas City trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Ray Knight grounded to second. <--->
    Bucky Dent singled into right field. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Mike Scioscia popped up to second. <--1>
    Rudy Law singled to right field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Ron Oester grounded to short. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    George Brett singled to center. <--1>
    Mitchell Page was hit by a pitch. <-21>
    John Harris grounded to second, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Steve Braun singled down the left field line, scoring a run. <3-1>
    The Padres brought the infield in.
    George Mitterwald grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <3-->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Pat Spratt flied out to center. <--->
    Tom Chism lined out to right. <--->
    Paddy Moira singled to center. <--1>
    Paddy Moira went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Orlando Ramirez tripled to right-center. <3-->
    Orlando Ramirez went for an extra base and reached home, scoring a run. <--->
    Johnny Grubb struck out. <--->
    Damaso Garcia singled through the left side. <--1>
    The Royals put on the hit and run.
    Dave Winfield doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Dave Winfield went for an extra base and reached third. <3-->
    George Brett struck out. <3-->
    Mitchell Page was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    John Harris grounded to third. <3-->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Kansas City leads 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Mark Brouhard walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Nolan Ryan threw a wild pitch. <-2->
    Ray Knight grounded to first. <3-->
    Bucky Dent flied out to left. <3-->
    Mark Brouhard tagged up and scored. <--->
    Mike Scioscia flied out to right. <--->
    1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, San Diego trails 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Steve Braun singled down the right field line. <--1>
    George Mitterwald grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
    Orlando Ramirez singled through the hole. <--1>
    Orlando Ramirez stole second. <-2->
    Johnny Grubb was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Damaso Garcia flied out to center. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Kansas City leads 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Rudy Law grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Ron Oester singled through the hole. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Pat Spratt singled down the third base line, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Tom Chism singled to left, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Juan Agosto now pitching for the Royals. <3-1>
    Paddy Moira doubled to deep left field, scoring a run. <32->
    Tom Chism went for an extra base and was thrown out at home. <-2->
    Mark Brouhard grounded to the second baseman. <-2->
    2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, San Diego leads 4 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Dave Winfield homered to left-center. <--->
    George Brett singled through the right side. <--1>
    Mitchell Page struck out. <--1>
    The Royals put on the hit and run.
    John Harris doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Steve Braun flied out to center. <-2->
    George Mitterwald was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Orlando Ramirez singled up the middle, scoring a run. <-21>
    Johnny Grubb singled through the left side. <321>
    Craig Skok now pitching for the Padres. <321>
    Craig Skok threw a wild pitch - a run scored. <32->
    Damaso Garcia flied out to right field. <32->
    4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Kansas City leads 7 to 4.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Duane Theiss now pitching for the Royals. <--->
    Ray Knight walked. <--1>
    Bucky Dent grounded to the second baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Mike Scioscia grounded to the third baseman for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, San Diego trails 7 to 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Dave Winfield doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    George Brett struck out. <-2->
    Mitchell Page struck out. <-2->
    John Harris was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Steve Braun walked. <321>
    Jay Aldrich now pitching for the Padres. <321>
    George Mitterwald walked, scoring a run. <321>
    Orlando Ramirez struck out. <321>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Kansas City leads 8 to 4.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Rudy Law grounded to short. <--->
    Ron Oester grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Pat Spratt grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, San Diego trails 8 to 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Johnny Grubb popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Damaso Garcia singled to center field. <--1>
    Dave Winfield struck out. <--1>
    Damaso Garcia stole second. <-2->
    George Brett was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Mitchell Page singled to center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    John Harris flied out to left. <3-1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Kansas City leads 9 to 4.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Tom Chism homered over the left field fence. <--->
    Paddy Moira walked. <--1>
    Mark Brouhard walked. <-21>
    Ray Knight grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <3-->
    Bucky Dent grounded to the shortstop. <3-->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, San Diego trails 9 to 5.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Steve Braun struck out. <--->
    George Mitterwald flied out to right. <--->
    Orlando Ramirez singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Johnny Grubb struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Kansas City leads 9 to 5.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Jay Franklin now pitching for the Royals. <--->
    Mike Scioscia grounded to second. <--->
    Rudy Law grounded to first. <--->
    Ron Oester grounded to first base. <--->

    ROYALS WIN: 9-5
    "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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    1981 World Series - Game 4
    
    San Diego Padres at Kansas City Royals
    October 26, 1981
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Padres (SDP) 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0    5 11  0
            Royals (KCR) 0 1 2 0 4 1 1 0 x    9 16  0
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Rudy Law (CF)                 5  2  0  1  0  0  0  1    .190
    Ron Oester (2B)               5  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .233
    Pat Spratt (1B)               4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .390
    Tom Chism (DH)                4  3  0  1  1  3  0  0    .500
    Paddy Moira (RF)              3  3  1  0  0  1  0  0    .343
    Mark Brouhard (LF)            2  0  2  1  0  0  0  0    .243
    Ray Knight (3B)               3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .256
    Bucky Dent (SS)               3  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .139
    Mike Scioscia (C)             4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .115
    TOTALS                       33 11  4  5  1  5  2  1
    
       2B:  Paddy Moira
       HR:  Tom Chism
       GDP:  Ray Knight, Mike Scioscia
    
       DP:  Pat Spratt 2, Ron Oester 2, Ray Knight, Bucky Dent
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Fred Kuhaulua  4.2 12  3  2  7  7  3 101   7.45
                  Craig Skok  1.0  1  2  0  1  1  2  29   2.70
                 Jay Aldrich  1.1  2  2  0  1  1  2  40   6.75
              Rusty Gerhardt  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  2  14   0.87
                      TOTALS  8.0 16  7  2  9  9  9 184
    
    KANSAS CITY                  ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Johnny Grubb (CF)             5  1  1  0  0  0  2  0    .225
    Damaso Garcia (2B)            5  2  0  2  0  0  0  1    .318
    Dave Winfield (RF)            5  3  0  2  1  2  1  0    .348
    George Brett (3B)             4  2  1  2  0  0  2  0    .341
    Mitchell Page (DH)            3  1  1  0  0  1  2  0    .265
    John Harris (1B)              4  1  1  1  0  1  0  0    .256
    Steve Braun (LF)              4  2  1  0  0  1  1  0    .231
    George Mitterwald (C)         3  0  2  1  0  1  0  0    .364
    Orlando Ramirez (SS)          5  4  0  1  1  2  1  1    .370
    TOTALS                       38 16  7  9  2  8  9  2
    
       2B:  John Harris, Dave Winfield
       3B:  Dave Winfield
       HR:  Orlando Ramirez, Dave Winfield
       HBP:  Mitchell Page
       GDP:  George Mitterwald 2
    
       DP:  John Harris 2, Damaso Garcia 2, George Brett 2
    
                 KANSAS CITY   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Nolan Ryan  4.1  9  1  0  4  4  2  76   7.47
                 Juan Agosto  0.2  1  0  0  0  0  0   7   0.00
                Duane Theiss  3.0  1  3  1  1  1  0  41   6.23
                Jay Franklin  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  13   2.08
                      TOTALS  9.0 11  4  1  5  5  2 137
    
         WP: Juan Agosto (1-0)
         LP: Fred Kuhaulua (1-2)
    
         Temperature: 67F
         Wind: 9 MPH (out to center)
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 3:03
    
    Royals lead the Series 3-1
    "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"

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    The "Canadian Chronicle"

    October 30th 1981

    Let Canada decide

    by Lynn Howard

    After a year -long effort to patriate the Constitution from England to this country, Pierre Trudeau seems no forrader.

    Most provincial premiers argue against it, for their particular reasons, only Bill Davis of Ontario supporting it (chiefly because Trudeau has agreed to allow his Anglo provivince to remain unilingual), and Richard Hatfield of New Brunswick supporting the Prime minister in his efforts to bring the Charter home.

    When P.E.T. asked the Canadian Supreme Court to arbitrate, there was a howl from all shades of political opinion in the country against this country being ruled from a courtroom rather than by the various legislatures, Federal and Provincial, elected by the people.

    In any case, the Court, as it happened, could not come up with a clear cut verdict, some for, some against, some doubtful whether the Court should be involved at all.

    Mr Trudeau habitually frustrated and outraged by all the arguments, profound and petty, raised against his raison d-d'etre for making his comeback into Canadian politics, is now musing on an option which many believe should have been his first choice - a national referendum.

    At first glance this seems the obvious solution for the Prime Minister...the general population seem to favour patriation, if they voted for it, the opposing provincial Premiers would have to toe the line, lest they suffer consequences in their next elections, the Supreme Court would not oppose such a proclamation from the vox populi.

    But Mr Trudeau may be yet again foiled in his endeavour; for his right hand man, Jean Chretien is vehemently opposed to a referendum, citing the tear in the Quebec social fabric by the recent Separation referendum - politicians were slandered, friends became enemies, families were split - he does not want the whole of Canada to thus become agitated.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Jean...t=firefox-b-ab

    I believe Mr Chretien to be misguided; the rest of Canada is phlegmatic compared to a volatile Quebec...or it could be termed, Anglo-Canadians are more apathetic to politics, as demonstrated by their low turnouts at elections.

    Whatever, informed or ignorant, energized or enervated, pro or con, it should be the Canadian electorate who decide this matter. That's democracy in action.
    -30-
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    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"San Diego Clarion"

    October 20th 1981

    Not easy for Padres

    by Al Terego

    The New York Mets during these National League Divisional playoffs demonstrated why they have won so many World Series in recent years - they are one tough team - they gave the best team of the 1981 regular season, the San Diego Padres with 108 victories, all that they could handle in this playoff rubber of seven matches, the Mets, twice, in fact leading the Series. It all came down to the seventh game, yesterday, with both teams tied at 3.

    Padres, comfortably finishing the series at home, where the local population has been vastly entertained by the team's late -season surge, quickly built up a 6-2 lead by the efforts, mainly of three hitters who have been prominent throughout the season, newcomer Roy Law, the irrepressible Patsy Spratt, and the invaluable Ray Knight

    They quickly sent the unfortunate Mets starter Mike Fowlkes to the showers, but thereafter the steady New York firemen kept the home side's bats as suddenly quiet as the fans in the stands.

    Those fans pulses must have quickened in the seventh when Fred Kuahaulua, who had been mostly sailing along, serenely, got into trouble by loading the bases.

    The Mets in the form of ex-Padres Willie Crawford who came back to haunt his ex- team-mates with a couple of hits, Frank Estrada and the Expos onetime short -stop Tim Foli. Rusty Gerhardt came in to relieve Fred , and almost immediately allowed the Mets to draw even by giving up two hits. It was only by getting Foli to ground out that Rusty saved the game for Kuhaulua - and the series for San Diego.

    The Padres now go on to face the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, the mid-Western team a formidable opponent with a line-up including Dave Winfield, George Brett, and Mitchell Page, with burly Jack Morris and fireballing Nolan Ryan as starting pithchers.

    It should be a dandy World Series.
    -30-
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    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
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    San Diego Padres at Kansas City Royals
    October 27, 1981

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Kip Young takes the mound for the Royals.
    Rudy Law grounded to first. <--->
    Ron Oester doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Pat Spratt singled to left, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Tom Chism struck out. <--1>
    Pat Spratt was caught stealing second. <--->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Clive Revill takes the mound for the Padres.
    Johnny Grubb singled back through the middle. <--1>
    The Royals put on the hit and run.
    Damaso Garcia singled to short right-center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Dave Winfield reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop - a run scored. <-21>
    George Brett singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Mitchell Page was hit by a pitch. <321>
    John Harris grounded to second, scoring a run. <32->
    Steve Braun struck out. <32->
    George Mitterwald grounded to second. <32->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Kansas City leads 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Paddy Moira grounded to third. <--->
    Mark Brouhard reached first on a throwing error by the pitcher. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Ray Knight struck out. <--1>
    Bucky Dent hit an infield single to short. <-21>
    Mike Scioscia singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Rudy Law grounded to the third baseman. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, San Diego trails 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Orlando Ramirez grounded to short. <--->
    Johnny Grubb grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Damaso Garcia popped up foul down the first base line. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Kansas City leads 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Ron Oester popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Pat Spratt singled through the right side. <--1>
    Pat Spratt went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Tom Chism singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Paddy Moira flied out to right. <--1>
    Mark Brouhard homered around the foul pole in left for two RBIs. <--->
    Ray Knight grounded to second. <--->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, San Diego leads 5 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Dave Winfield flied out to left. <--->
    George Brett grounded to third. <--->
    Mitchell Page grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Kansas City trails 5 to 3.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Bucky Dent popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Mike Scioscia grounded to short. <--->
    Rudy Law grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, San Diego leads 5 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    John Harris flied out to center. <--->
    Steve Braun walked. <--1>
    George Mitterwald grounded to first for a double play (3-6-3). <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Kansas City trails 5 to 3.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Ron Oester walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Pat Spratt grounded to second. <-2->
    Tom Chism grounded to the pitcher. <3-->
    Paddy Moira grounded to third. <3-->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, San Diego leads 5 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Orlando Ramirez grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Johnny Grubb flied out to center. <--->
    Damaso Garcia grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Kansas City trails 5 to 3.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Mark Brouhard dribbled weakly in front of home plate. <--->
    Ray Knight flied out to center. <--->
    Bucky Dent flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, San Diego leads 5 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Dave Winfield struck out. <--->
    George Brett homered to right-center. <--->
    Mitchell Page singled to center. <--1>
    The Royals put on the hit and run.
    John Harris grounded to second. <-2->
    Steve Braun was intentionally walked. <-21>
    George Mitterwald struck out. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Kansas City trails 5 to 4.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Frank DiPino now pitching for the Royals. <--->
    Mike Scioscia grounded to short. <--->
    Rudy Law tripled down the left field line. <3-->
    Ron Oester singled through the right side, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Pat Spratt lined out to second. <--1>
    Tom Chism singled to left. <-21>
    Duane Theiss now pitching for the Royals. <-21>
    Paddy Moira walked. <321>
    Mark Brouhard grounded to the shortstop. <321>
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, San Diego leads 6 to 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Orlando Ramirez homered into the left field bleachers. <--->
    Johnny Grubb struck out. <--->
    Damaso Garcia singled to left field. <--1>
    Dave Winfield singled up the middle. <-21>
    George Brett singled through the left side. <321>
    Mitchell Page struck out. <321>
    John Harris grounded to short. <321>
    1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Kansas City trails 6 to 5.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Ray Knight grounded to third. <--->
    Bucky Dent grounded to third. <--->
    Mike Scioscia lined out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, San Diego leads 6 to 5.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Dai Boyd came in to play Second Base. <--->
    Steve Braun singled to left. <--1>
    Steve Braun went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    George Mitterwald singled up the middle. <--1>
    Orlando Ramirez bunts for a base hit in front of first. <-21>
    Johnny Grubb grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-6-3). <-2->
    0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Kansas City trails 6 to 5.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Rudy Law walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Rudy Law stole second. <-2->
    Dai Boyd walked. <-21>
    Jay Franklin now pitching for the Royals. <-21>
    Pat Spratt singled to right, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Tom Chism struck out. <3-1>
    Paddy Moira grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <3-->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, San Diego leads 7 to 5.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Damaso Garcia grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Dave Winfield walked. <--1>
    Dave Winfield took second on defensive indifference. <-2->
    George Brett was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Mitchell Page struck out. <-21>
    John Harris struck out. <-21>

    PADRES WIN: 7-5
    "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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    Code:
    1981 World Series - Game 5
    
    San Diego Padres at Kansas City Royals
    October 27, 1981
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Padres (SDP) 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1    7 11  1
            Royals (KCR) 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0    5 12  1
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Rudy Law (CF)                 4  1  1  2  0  0  0  1    .196
    Ron Oester (2B)               3  2  1  1  0  1  0  0    .261
     Dai Boyd (P)                 0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0   1.000
    Pat Spratt (1B)               5  3  0  1  0  2  0  0    .413
    Tom Chism (DH)                5  2  0  1  0  1  2  0    .474
    Paddy Moira (RF)              4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .308
    Mark Brouhard (LF)            4  1  0  2  1  2  0  0    .244
    Ray Knight (3B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .233
    Bucky Dent (SS)               4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .150
    Mike Scioscia (C)             4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .133
    TOTALS                       37 11  4  7  1  7  3  1
    
       2B:  Pat Spratt, Ron Oester
       3B:  Rudy Law
       HR:  Mark Brouhard
       GDP:  Paddy Moira
       CS:  Pat Spratt
    
       DP:  Pat Spratt 3, Bucky Dent 2, Dai Boyd
       E:  Bucky Dent
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Clive Revill  7.0  9  2  2  5  3  5 133   3.13
              Rusty Gerhardt  2.0  3  2  0  0  0  2  44   0.73
                      TOTALS  9.0 12  4  2  5  3  7 177
    
    KANSAS CITY                  ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Johnny Grubb (CF)             5  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .222
    Damaso Garcia (2B)            5  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .327
    Dave Winfield (RF)            4  1  1  1  0  0  1  0    .333
    George Brett (3B)             4  3  1  1  1  2  0  0    .378
    Mitchell Page (DH)            4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .263
    John Harris (1B)              5  0  0  0  0  1  1  0    .227
    Steve Braun (LF)              2  1  2  0  0  0  1  0    .250
    George Mitterwald (C)         4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .346
    Orlando Ramirez (SS)          4  2  0  1  1  1  0  0    .387
    TOTALS                       37 12  4  5  2  4  7  0
    
       HR:  George Brett, Orlando Ramirez
       HBP:  Mitchell Page
       GDP:  George Mitterwald, Johnny Grubb
    
       DP:  George Mitterwald, John Harris, Damaso Garcia, George Brett
    
                 KANSAS CITY   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                   Kip Young  6.0  7  1  1  5  4  2  89   4.85
                Frank DiPino  0.2  3  0  0  1  1  0  19  13.50
                Duane Theiss  1.1  0  3  0  1  1  0  30   6.35
                Jay Franklin  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  1  11   1.69
                      TOTALS  9.0 11  4  1  7  6  3 149
    
         WP: Clive Revill (2-1)
         LP: Kip Young (0-2)
         SV: Rusty Gerhardt (3)
    
         Temperature: 73F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 3:08
    
    Royals lead the Series 3-2
    "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"

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    Seeds of betrayal

    November 9th 1981

    At Culver City Stadium, Dan Conway was watching his Californian Polar Bears work out for their evening California Winter League game with the Arlington Aliens, when he espied one of his employees, photographer/journalist Patricia Appel, a favourite of his, because of her work ethic, her arresting pictures, the succinct prose which accompanied them, and. not least, her looks; like all gods and goddesses, however, she had one fatal flaw in Conway's eyes - her lesbian relationship with hid own daughter, Gussie.

    As she drew nearer to where he was seated in the dugout with Tim Keefe, an assistant coach, Dan sensed that she was snapping away with her Nikon at various players, with her ultimate target, being himself with a view to a photo-op or an interview, a breath of hard news or hot scandal, whatever these scoop- driven reporters were ever up to, he reflected, half ruefully, half-humourously.

    "Say, Tim..." He addressed the retired old catcher beside him "...You wanna go out there and explain to our young second base that in deepees , you look for the ball, whilst feelin' for the bag - and never mind those spikes comin' at ya?"

    Both men knew that the infielder in question, Roy Moody, was executing the double-play impeccably, but Keefe, a grizzled contemporary of Dan Conway, knew of his boss's weakness for attractive women, and his desire to be alone with them away from prying eyes and wagging tongues that could later relate tales that might reach the ears of the man's nearest and trusting dearest, so with a knowing grin, Keefe asked "How high you want me to jump, Boss?" he moved out of the dugout, and onto the diamond.

    Almost as soon as the man left Dan's side, Patricia sidled into the dugout, he whimsically greeting her with a yodeled Hank Williams "Hey, Good Lookin'..." He, mindful of the feminists' aversion to such sexism, but arrogant in his ignoring of their strictures on the subject, for he was rich, he was powerful, he was male.

    He was also Patricia Appels' employer, so whatever she really thought of his behaviour, she kept to herself. "Mind a quick interview, Mr Conway....?" she chirped. "...it's for your own newspaper, after all"

    He did not mind at all, but liked to string this out "You've come a long from 'Dago on my dime..." He pointed out "...An' we can't dance - can we? - so I guess okay...tell you what, though..." with a sudden mischievous grin "...I'm a businessman, I don't give nuttin' for nothing...let's do a deal"

    She looked at him expectantly

    "I cry on your shoulder about my marriage..." Dan's grin was sly "... An' you tell me what you and my Gussie get up to, behind closed doors"

    Patricia did not ponder long. She could read this man like a book; he wanted her, but on the side, nothing that would affect his own standing in the community, including his status as a husband and father. If he would disclose his dirty little secrets, she would lie like a baseturd, feeding his absurd male fantasies about what went on between women who loved women.

    And each would spin their stories, subsequently, so as not to wound the other, she writing for her paper - and his - the "San Diego Clarion", he, in future discussion of Patricia Appel and Augusta Conway with the good ol' boys in the locker room, where a fly-on-the-wall feminist would cringe over what some men say about women behind closed doors.

    "Okay, Mr Conway...." she said "...we have a deal".
    "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"

    October 31st 1981

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    This month was notable of course, for the shocking assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat who did so much with Israel's Menachin Begin and American President Jimmy Carter in 1978 to reconcile Egypt with the fact of the existence of Israel

    And those of us who always thought that the Israelis were the good guys in the Middle East might have to guess again after the The "Front for the Liberation of Lebanon from Foreigners", which the PLO asserted was a front for Israel, took credit for the murderous car-bomb attack. which killed Eighty-three people while injuring more than 300 outside of the Beirut headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

    We cannot dismiss this PLO claim out of hand...why would one Arab organization attack another? And we know that Jews, themselves, can embrace terrorist tactics after the many Brits whom they assassinated in Palestine, right after the war we fought against their Nazi persecutors.

    Also in the Middle East, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was elected President of Iran with 16,007,972 votes out of 16,846,996 cast. Education Minister Ali-Akbar Parvar came a not-so-close second with 9,024 votes -some "elections" are absolutely laughable, are they not?

    The first cellular telephone system has been officially started. A Swedish firm, Nordic Mobile Telephone , NMT, set up the network this month. Soon, you'll be able to phone bad news like the above at any time, People...won't that be fun?

    Better news on the home front is that both the Irish and the English have made concessions to stop more deaths than the ten already recorded by the I.R.A. prisoners' hunger strike. enabled through Sinn Féin, the political arm of the Irish Republican Army, calling it off after seven months.

    Shortly after, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Prior, announced that some of the demands of the strikers, including the right to not wear prison uniforms, would be granted. While the humanity of both sides is to be applauded, the concession about prison uniforms is puzzling. Supposing any of them escaped, whilst not wearing the tell-tale garb?

    During October, a host of anti-nuclear protests began in cities throughout Europe, as 200,000 marched in Rome and another 150,000 in London to protest the deployment of American Pershing II missiles at bases in five European nations, as well as a crowd of 200,000 turning out in Brussels for the largest demonstration since the War while smaller crowds demonstrated in Paris, Berlin and Oslo, and in the largest protest march in Germany also since the end of World War II, 150,000 people gathered in Bonn to demonstrate.

    Dr. Paul L. Schechter, and other astronomers at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, discovered a "hole" in the universe, 300 million light years in diameter, containing a merely one-tenth of the stars and galaxies found elsewhere. The hole, was described by Dr Schechter as "exceedingly hard to understand"- he got that right...I'm so befuddled, that I'm seeing stars!
    -30-https://www.google.com/search?q=+Dr.+Paul+L.+Schechter%2C&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-ab
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    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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    Kansas City Royals at San Diego Padres
    October 29, 1981

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Brian Allard takes the mound for the Padres.
    Johnny Grubb singled down the right field line. <--1>
    The Royals put on the hit and run.
    Damaso Garcia singled to center field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Dave Winfield grounded to third, scoring a run. <-2->
    George Brett flied out to left. <-2->
    Damaso Garcia tagged up and reached third. <3-->
    Mitchell Page singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
    John Harris walked. <-21>
    Alan Ashby singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Orlando Ramirez struck out. <-21>
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, Kansas City leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Jack Morris takes the mound for the Royals.
    Rudy Law grounded to first base. <--->
    Ron Oester struck out. <--->
    Mark Brouhard flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, San Diego trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Jack Morris grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Johnny Grubb homered to deep right-center. <--->
    Damaso Garcia grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Dave Winfield popped up to second. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Kansas City leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Pat Spratt grounded to third. <--->
    Paddy Moira homered over the center field fence. <--->
    Ray Knight singled to center. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Bucky Dent struck out. <--1>
    Mike Scioscia homered into the left field bleachers for two RBIs. <--->
    Brian Allard lined out to left field. <--->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, San Diego trails 4 to 3.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    George Brett struck out. <--->
    Mitchell Page grounded to first. <--->
    John Harris struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Kansas City leads 4 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Rudy Law popped up to second. <--->
    Ron Oester popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Mark Brouhard popped up to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego trails 4 to 3.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Alan Ashby popped up to second. <--->
    Orlando Ramirez walked. <--1>
    Jack Morris struck out. <--1>
    Orlando Ramirez was picked off first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Kansas City leads 4 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Pat Spratt flied out to right. <--->
    Paddy Moira grounded to short. <--->
    Ray Knight grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego trails 4 to 3.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Johnny Grubb lined out to center field. <--->
    Damaso Garcia singled down the first base line. <--1>
    Damaso Garcia was caught stealing second. <--->
    Dave Winfield grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Kansas City leads 4 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Bucky Dent reached second on a throwing error by the third baseman. <-2->
    Tom Chism pinch hit for Mike Scioscia. <-2->
    Tom Chism grounded to second. <3-->
    The Royals brought the infield in.
    Brian Allard struck out. <3-->
    Rudy Law homered to deep left-center for two RBIs. <--->
    Ron Oester grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego leads 5 to 4.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Steve Yeager came in to play Catcher. <--->
    George Brett grounded to first. <--->
    Mitchell Page grounded to second. <--->
    John Harris lined out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Kansas City trails 5 to 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Mark Brouhard flied out to center. <--->
    Pat Spratt singled down the right field line. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Paddy Moira singled through the left side. <-21>
    Ray Knight flied out to left. <-21>
    Pat Spratt tagged up but was thrown out at third. <--1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego leads 5 to 4.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Alan Ashby grounded to short. <--->
    Orlando Ramirez grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Jack Morris grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Kansas City trails 5 to 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Bucky Dent singled into the right field corner. <--1>
    Steve Yeager bunts for a base hit to first. <-21>
    Duane Theiss now pitching for the Royals. <-21>
    Dai Boyd pinch hit for Brian Allard. <-21>
    Dai Boyd singled down the first base line, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Rudy Law hit an infield single to third. <321>
    Ron Oester popped up to second. <321>
    Mark Brouhard lined out to left. <321>
    Steve Yeager tagged up and scored. <-21>
    Pat Spratt grounded to the pitcher. <-21>
    2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego leads 7 to 4.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Johnny Grubb grounded to second. <--->
    Damaso Garcia struck out. <--->
    Dave Winfield walked. <--1>
    Dave Winfield was picked off first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Kansas City trails 7 to 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Paddy Moira grounded to third. <--->
    Ray Knight walked. <--1>
    Bucky Dent walked. <-21>
    Jay Franklin now pitching for the Royals. <-21>
    Steve Yeager flied out to center. <-21>
    Rusty Gerhardt struck out. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego leads 7 to 4.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    George Brett singled through the left side. <--1>
    Mitchell Page grounded to first for a double play (3-6-3). <--->
    John Harris struck out. <--->

    PADRES WIN: 7-4
    "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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    1981 World Series - Game 6
    
    Kansas City Royals at San Diego Padres
    October 29, 1981
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Royals (KCR) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    4  7  1
            Padres (SDP) 0 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 x    7 10  0
    
    KANSAS CITY                  ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Johnny Grubb (CF)             4  2  0  2  1  1  0  0    .245
    Damaso Garcia (2B)            4  2  0  1  0  0  1  0    .340
    Dave Winfield (RF)            3  0  1  0  0  1  0  0    .300
    George Brett (3B)             4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .367
    Mitchell Page (LF)            4  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .262
    John Harris (1B)              3  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .213
    Alan Ashby (C)                3  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .176
    Orlando Ramirez (SS)          2  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .364
    Jack Morris (P)               3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Duane Theiss (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Jay Franklin (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       30  7  3  4  1  4  6  0
    
       HR:  Johnny Grubb
       GDP:  Mitchell Page
       CS:  Damaso Garcia, Orlando Ramirez, Dave Winfield
    
       DP:  George Brett, Mitchell Page
       E:  George Brett
    
                 KANSAS CITY   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Jack Morris  6.0  8  0  3  7  5  3  92   1.91
                Duane Theiss  1.1  2  2  0  0  0  0  34   5.14
                Jay Franklin  0.2  0  0  0  0  0  1   6   1.50
                      TOTALS  8.0 10  2  3  7  5  4 132
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Rudy Law (CF)                 4  2  0  1  1  2  0  0    .220
    Ron Oester (2B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .240
    Mark Brouhard (LF)            3  0  0  0  0  1  0  0    .227
    Pat Spratt (1B)               4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .400
    Paddy Moira (RF)              4  2  0  1  1  1  0  0    .326
    Ray Knight (3B)               3  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .239
    Bucky Dent (SS)               3  1  1  2  0  0  1  0    .163
    Mike Scioscia (C)             1  1  0  1  1  2  0  0    .161
     Tom Chism (P)                1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .450
     Steve Yeager (P)             2  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .250
    Brian Allard (P)              2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .333
     Dai Boyd (P)                 1  1  0  0  0  1  0  0   1.000
     Rusty Gerhardt (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    TOTALS                       33 10  2  7  3  7  4  0
    
       HR:  Rudy Law, Paddy Moira, Mike Scioscia
    
       DP:  Pat Spratt 2, Bucky Dent
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Brian Allard  7.0  6  2  1  4  4  4  95   2.17
              Rusty Gerhardt  2.0  1  1  0  0  0  2  29   0.63
                      TOTALS  9.0  7  3  1  4  4  6 124
    
         WP: Brian Allard (2-1)
         LP: Jack Morris (3-1)
         SV: Rusty Gerhardt (4)
    
         Temperature: 69F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 2:44
    
    The series is tied 3-3
    "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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    The "San Diego Clarion" SYNDICATED

    December 15th 1981

    Bludgeoned seals, bleeding hearts

    by Dan Conway

    For all you fat celebrity cats from the entertainment, and big business worlds who have no compunction in dining on cute little lambs and embryos with the potential to become adorable chicks, you bleeding hearts who emerge from your comfortable tax havens long enough to give real working men a hard time in the icy North, by protesting the seal-hunt, should read this report, commissioned by your own soul-mates running The World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

    The following report issued by the Independent Veterinarians Working Group. With reference to video evidence, the report states: "Perception of the seal hunt seems to be based largely on emotion, and on visual images that are often difficult even for experienced observers to interpret with certainty. While a hakapik strike on the skull of a seal appears brutal, it is humane if it achieves rapid, irreversible loss of consciousness leading to death."

    This is not likely to deter these celebrities who, seemingly can't get enough photo-ops to show their "humanity" even though we know that many of them in private, are people whom we plain folk wouldn't want to know, because they're druggies, drunks, deviate, or otherwise, disturbed.

    They still will flock to the far North during the Canadian harp-seal hunting season in an effort to stop aborigine husbands and fathers from putting bread on the table for their families, who live in igloos, tents, shacks, within which the temperature rarely rises above freezing, where babies are bathed by their mother's spittle, there being no hot water, where the essential rubber boots have to have all the ice to be chewed from them before the breadwinner can leave his frozen abode to wrest from this glacier where nothing can grow, what sustenance he can from that little meat which is available; fish, seals. polar bears, penguins, gulls, how would these celebrities enjoy such a diet? ...even if they had the mojo to earn it themselves, as these men have to.

    Go back to your adoring liberal public, I say, which prizes animals over humans, and let these simple folk do their natural thing.
    -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.

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