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

    The London "Daily Mirror"

    November 30th 1981

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy
    Lots of emancipation, this month in time for Christmas Antigua and Barbuda are yet more colonies to gain independence from us in the United Kingdom, whilst Edict No. 81-234 whatever that is, abolished slavery in Mauritania, wherever that is.
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    Also, I am glad to inform you, the Church of England voted to admit women to holy orders. One hopes that the C of E is not congratulating itself on this sudden enlightenment after so many centuries of deciding that men are holier than Thou, Mary Jane.

    Lots of political turmoil, too, Margaret Thatcher after receiving a fizzer from some of her more honest advisers, has shaken up her cabinet to dry up the "wet" element in her Administration, those who urge the "Softly, softly, catchee monkey" approach to the problem of the anarchy of the trades unions; since the monkey has gone ape, lately, Maggie does well in chucking these softies overboard in order to free her iron hand in dealing with the malcontents ruining our very economy.

    The American President's tax cuts of a year or so ago, are coming home to roost in the United States economy; faced with a humungous deficit this year, the Reagan administration is back -tracking on its vaunted Reaganomics policies in restoring taxes under the spin of "revenue enhancements" Only in America.
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    My sources tell me that the United States President, Ronald Reagan, has signed the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua. If this is so, how can the Western democracies justify our criticism of Soviet Russia for intervening in the affairs of other countries?

    Apart from that, it is being whispered over there that the aged ex-actor is forgetting his lines, and, often, found sleeping at the switch - on television, yet! In view of world-wide audiences which we democracies are inviting to join us against the Soviets, who , at least, bury their expired shelf-life leaders.

    The tide of improved computers rolls on. International Business Machines have brought in a new kind of machine, the personal computer to rival the Atari model, already on the market for domestic use. Excited as I am with my present word -processor, I shall soon be exchanging it for the more versatile computer of today.
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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"

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    Kansas City Royals at San Diego Padres
    October 30, 1981

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Craig Mitchell takes the mound for the Padres.
    Johnny Grubb grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Damaso Garcia lined out to center field. <--->
    Dave Winfield grounded to first. <--->
    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
    Bruce Hurst takes the mound for the Royals.
    Rudy Law struck out. <--->
    Ron Oester grounded to first. <--->
    Mark Brouhard flied out to left. <--->
    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
    George Brett struck out. <--->
    Mitchell Page reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <--1>
    The Royals put on the hit and run.
    Mitchell Page was caught stealing second. <--->
    John Harris homered over the left field fence. <--->
    Alan Ashby singled to left field. <--1>
    Orlando Ramirez grounded to the second baseman. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Kansas City leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Pat Spratt singled to right. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Paddy Moira reached first on a fielding error by the catcher. <-21>
    Ray Knight grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <3-->
    Steve Yeager flied out to left. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, San Diego trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Bruce Hurst struck out. <--->
    Johnny Grubb popped up behind home plate. <--->
    Damaso Garcia struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Kansas City leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Bucky Dent grounded to second. <--->
    Craig Mitchell lined out to short. <--->
    Rudy Law lined out to right field. <--->
    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
    Dave Winfield grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    George Brett grounded to second. <--->
    Mitchell Page struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Kansas City leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Ron Oester singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Mark Brouhard lined out to right. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Pat Spratt singled through the left side. <-21>
    Paddy Moira doubled in the right field gap for two RBIs. <-2->
    Ray Knight popped up to first. <-2->
    Steve Yeager grounded to first base. <-2->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    John Harris reached first on a fielding error by the first baseman. <--1>
    Alan Ashby lined out to right. <--1>
    Orlando Ramirez struck out. <--1>
    Bruce Hurst flied out to center. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Kansas City trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Bucky Dent lined out to the second baseman. <--->
    Craig Mitchell struck out. <--->
    Rudy Law doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Rudy Law was caught stealing third. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Johnny Grubb lined out to left. <--->
    Damaso Garcia struck out. <--->
    Dave Winfield grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Kansas City trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Ron Oester walked. <--1>
    Mark Brouhard struck out. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Pat Spratt hit an inside-the-park home run to deep left field for two RBIs. <--->
    Paddy Moira walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Duane Theiss now pitching for the Royals. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Ray Knight grounded to short. <-2->
    Tom Chism pinch hit for Steve Yeager. <-2->
    Tom Chism was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Bucky Dent popped up foul down the third base line. <-21>
    2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego leads 4 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Mike Scioscia came in to play Catcher. <--->
    George Brett singled to left. <--1>
    Mitchell Page reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <-21>
    John Harris grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <3-->
    Alan Ashby was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Orlando Ramirez struck out. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Kansas City trails 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Craig Mitchell grounded to second. <--->
    Rudy Law flied out to center. <--->
    Ron Oester grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego leads 4 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Kim Allen pinch hit for Duane Theiss. <--->
    Kim Allen grounded to third. <--->
    Johnny Grubb singled through the right side. <--1>
    Damaso Garcia grounded to the second baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Dave Winfield reached first on a fielding error by the first baseman. <-21>
    George Brett flied out to left. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Kansas City trails 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Jay Franklin now pitching for the Royals. <--->
    Mark Brouhard struck out. <--->
    Pat Spratt hit an infield single to second. <--1>
    Paddy Moira grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego leads 4 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Mitchell Page struck out. <--->
    John Harris singled up the middle. <--1>
    Steve Braun pinch hit for Alan Ashby. <--1>
    Steve Braun struck out. <--1>
    Orlando Ramirez flied out to center. <--1>

    PADRES WIN: 4-1
    "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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    The 1981 World Series - Game 7
    
    Kansas City Royals at San Diego Padres
    October 30, 1981
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Royals (KCR) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    1  5  1
            Padres (SDP) 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 x    4  7  4
    
    KANSAS CITY                  ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Johnny Grubb (CF)             4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .245
    Damaso Garcia (2B)            4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .316
    Dave Winfield (RF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .265
    George Brett (3B)             4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .358
    Mitchell Page (LF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .239
    John Harris (1B)              4  2  0  1  1  1  0  0    .235
    Alan Ashby (C)                2  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .211
     Steve Braun (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .241
    Orlando Ramirez (SS)          4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .324
    Bruce Hurst (P)               2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Duane Theiss (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Kim Allen (P)                1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Jay Franklin (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       34  5  1  1  1  1  9  0
    
       HR:  John Harris
       GDP:  John Harris
       CS:  Mitchell Page
    
       DP:  John Harris 2, Damaso Garcia 2, Orlando Ramirez 2
       E:  Alan Ashby
    
                 KANSAS CITY   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Bruce Hurst  5.1  6  2  1  4  4  3  82   3.56
                Duane Theiss  1.2  0  1  0  0  0  0  19   4.15
                Jay Franklin  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  1  10   1.29
                      TOTALS  8.0  7  3  1  4  4  4 111
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Rudy Law (CF)                 4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .222
    Ron Oester (2B)               3  1  1  2  0  0  0  0    .245
    Mark Brouhard (LF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .208
    Pat Spratt (1B)               4  4  0  2  1  2  0  0    .444
    Paddy Moira (RF)              3  1  1  0  0  2  0  0    .326
    Ray Knight (3B)               3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .224
    Steve Yeager (C)              2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .214
     Tom Chism (P)                0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .450
     Mike Scioscia (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .161
    Bucky Dent (SS)               3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .152
    Craig Mitchell (P)            3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    TOTALS                       29  7  3  4  1  4  4  0
    
       2B:  Rudy Law, Paddy Moira
       HR:  Pat Spratt
       GDP:  Ray Knight, Paddy Moira
       CS:  Rudy Law
    
       DP:  Pat Spratt, Ron Oester, Ray Knight
       E:  Pat Spratt 2, Ray Knight 2
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Craig Mitchell  9.0  5  1  1  1  0  9 123   3.10
                      TOTALS  9.0  5  1  1  1  0  9 123
    
         WP: Craig Mitchell (2-1)
         LP: Bruce Hurst (2-1)
    
         Temperature: 76F
         Wind: 2 MPH (out to right)
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 2:25
    
    The San Diego Padres win the 1981 World Series 4 games to 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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    Re: "SPIKES" ...The Conway chronicles...

    Augie's return to America (Continued)

    Augustus Conway and his children, along with their Nanny, Samantha, flew to Miami, Florida, thence hired a car - a Conway Volkswagen, naturally - to drive over to the Western coast of the State, bound for Hudson Springs, a place of which Augie's father, Dan, had often reminisced on his own ball-playing days there.

    Besides the joys of baseball to which Augie, Winston, Winifred, and even Swedish Samantha Salming were keen spectators, Hudson Springs offered a glorious sandy beach that few others were aware of, and a mobile home park, where one could rent or buy a well- appointed caravan-type home.

    This was Augie's main objective, to rent a dwelling in which to spend the Yuletide, before he had to return to work in the world, and his children back to their school in London, England.

    The manager of the site, an affable ex-marine ( Augie was dubious about this; every American ex-serviceman, save his own father, whom he'd ever met, claimed to have been in the Marines, no matter their size or disposition), and Cleve was a slip of a grizzled old man, but showed the group around some highly desirable rentals before they all declared for the very first mobile home which they had viewed -a spacious three -bedroom affair, adjacent to the swimming pool, probably, available, because its rental fee was so high...no problem to the Chief Executive Officer of the thriving Conway Corporation.

    The family settled in, and while the children and Samantha disported themselves in the communal pool, poor Augie had to tear himself away from the gorgeous sight of the statuesque Swede in a bathing costume, to settle a few Corporate affairs on the site's telephone.

    When he returned, a couple of hours later, all of his group were out of the pool, dressed and , strangely subdued.

    "What's the matter, Guys...?" he asked casually, as he set down his briefcase "...It can't be the heat Eighty Fahrenheit at this time of year isn't the same as in-

    He was interrupted by Samantha's hand on his arm "It's the people here, on this site..." she murmured "...They're all religious nuts!"
    "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...

    Rongar writes: I'm not feeling too well right now, Guys, but wanted to hang in there to deliver the result of the 1981 "Sports Mogul" version of the Word Series (see below), but I suspect a second heart attack is imminent, so don't be surprised if there's a gap in this narrative, anytime soon.

    Be assured that I'll be back ASAP (unless I'm sent to the celestial showers of course) - I'm agog to see the further exploits of the Conways, even if me and Sis and Great -granny are the only ones Enjoy.
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    Augie's return to America Early Sunday

    The adult Conways, father and eldest son, were a study in irony. Dan, the all- American, once reputed Anglophobe, now was spending every Christmas in London, hanging out, happily with Jacy, his youngest boy and his set of Cockney villains.

    Augustus "Augie" Conway, his firstborn, complete with impeccable manners, a quietly authoritative air and an upper-glass accent was the stereotypical Englishman - who pined to reurn to a United States from which he had exiled himself, by the kidnapping of his own daughter. He now had his own residence in England, a luxurious three bedroom flat, in the posh London borough of Bromley, wherein he ensconced his children, Winston and Winifred, plus their newly-hired Nanny, Samantha Salming, barely recovered this Christmas from the trauma of being the kidnap victim of the late Tommy Endels.

    It was partly for Augie's concern for this wonderful new minder of his children, as authoritive with kids as she was alluring to men, partly because he missed the American Way, with its big cars, almighty dollar, and hedonistic lifestyle. He had ascertained through both his lawyer and his mother, Lynn - though she, grudgingly - that he would not be penalized, after all, from rescuing his daughter and son from their particular bad circumstances, and that as a naturalized American citizen (Dan had ensured that both Augie and Gussie when young, had dual citizenship in England and the States), he was free to return to the New World.

    This besides being vital to him as the Chief Executive Officer of the sprawling commercial American- Anglo-Empire of the Conways, a C.E.O. who had to travel all over to check out its various factories, offices,, construction sites, charities, etcetera, an introduction to the United States would be a help in re-energizing a rather depressed Samantha still brooding over her terrifying experience at the hands of the Endels family.

    This Christmas, Augie decided, he would take the twins and Sam away from chilly, austere, and presently polarized old Britain, away to sunny Florida, and rent a mobile home there, he, at least to spend the Holiday with them, before he resumed his business travels, the kids and Sam to stay until the Spring, when the American immigration laws would compel them to return to their London home.

    This would be a pleasant thing to do every Yuletide, Augie reflected; This sprig of the Conway family would become Snowbirds.
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    (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
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    Montreal Expos at Cincinnati Reds
    March 4, 1982

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Jerry Reuss takes the mound for the Reds.
    Joe Strain singled to left-center. <--1>
    Joe Strain went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Jay Schlueter popped up to short. <-2->
    Chet Lemon grounded to third. <-2->
    Andre Dawson grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Bob Welch takes the mound for the Expos.
    Jose Cruz grounded to short. <--->
    Mike Hargrove struck out. <--->
    Harold Baines doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Billy Conigliaro walked. <-21>
    Bob Bailey tripled to deep right field for two RBIs. <3-->
    Mike Heath grounded to the second baseman. <3-->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Cincinnati leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Tim Wallach grounded to short. <--->
    Ray Cosey singled to short right-center. <--1>
    Chris Speier walked. <-21>
    Bob Boone lined out to center field. <-21>
    Bob Welch struck out. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Montreal trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Jerry Manuel doubled to left field. <-2->
    Tom Runnells flied out to center. <-2->
    Jerry Reuss grounded to the shortstop. The runner was tagged out at third. <--1>
    Jose Cruz doubled down the right field line. <32->
    Mike Hargrove struck out. <32->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Cincinnati leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Joe Strain grounded to first base. <--->
    Jay Schlueter struck out. <--->
    Chet Lemon grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Montreal trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Harold Baines flied out to right. <--->
    Billy Conigliaro singled down the left field line. <--1>
    Bob Bailey singled up the middle. <-21>
    Mike Heath flied out to center. <-21>
    Billy Conigliaro tagged up and reached third. <3-1>
    Jerry Manuel singled down the left field line, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Tom Runnells walked. <321>
    Randy St. Claire now pitching for the Expos. <321>
    Jerry Reuss singled to right for two RBIs. <3-1>
    Jose Cruz grounded to short. <3-1>
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Cincinnati leads 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Andre Dawson struck out. <--->
    Tim Wallach grounded to short. <--->
    Ray Cosey homered to right-center. <--->
    Chris Speier grounded to second. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Montreal trails 5 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Mike Hargrove singled to short left-center. <--1>
    Harold Baines popped up to short. <--1>
    Billy Conigliaro grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Cincinnati leads 5 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Bob Boone grounded to third. <--->
    Guy Sularz pinch hit for Randy St. Claire. <--->
    Guy Sularz grounded to second. <--->
    Joe Strain singled into right field. <--1>
    Jay Schlueter lined out to left. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Montreal trails 5 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Bill Campbell now pitching for the Expos. <--->
    Bob Bailey grounded to first. <--->
    Mike Heath reached first on a fielding error by the first baseman. <--1>
    Jerry Manuel doubled to deep left field. <32->
    Tom Runnells grounded to first. <32->
    Jerry Reuss struck out. <32->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Cincinnati leads 5 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Chet Lemon grounded to third. <--->
    Andre Dawson popped up to second. <--->
    Tim Wallach struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Montreal trails 5 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Jose Cruz grounded to third. <--->
    Mike Hargrove struck out. <--->
    Harold Baines walked. <--1>
    Billy Conigliaro doubled down the third base line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Bob Bailey grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Cincinnati leads 6 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Ray Cosey grounded to short. <--->
    Chris Speier grounded to second. <--->
    Bob Boone grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Montreal trails 6 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Mike Heath singled through the hole. <--1>
    Jerry Manuel popped up to short. <--1>
    Bill Campbell threw a wild pitch. <-2->
    Tom Runnells singled to left, scoring a run. <--1>
    Paul Gibson now pitching for the Expos. <--1>
    Jerry Reuss struck out. <--1>
    Jose Cruz grounded to the pitcher. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Cincinnati leads 7 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Henry Cruz pinch hit for Paul Gibson. <--->
    Henry Cruz grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Joe Strain struck out. <--->
    Jay Schlueter grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Montreal trails 7 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Steve Senteney now pitching for the Expos. <--->
    Mike Hargrove grounded to second. <--->
    Harold Baines struck out. <--->
    Billy Conigliaro grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Cincinnati leads 7 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Chet Lemon grounded to third. <--->
    Andre Dawson homered over the center field fence. <--->
    Tim Wallach singled to center. <--1>
    Ray Cosey grounded to the pitcher for a double play (1-4-3). <--->

    REDS WIN: 7-2
    "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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    Montreal Expos at Cincinnati Reds
    March 4, 1982
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
             Expos (MON) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1    2  6  1
              Reds (CIN) 2 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 x    7 13  0
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Joe Strain (2B)               4  2  0  0  0  0  1  0    .500
    Jay Schlueter (LF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    Chet Lemon (CF)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Andre Dawson (RF)             4  1  0  1  1  1  1  0    .250
    Tim Wallach (3B)              4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .250
    Ray Cosey (1B)                4  2  0  1  1  1  0  0    .500
    Chris Speier (SS)             2  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Bob Boone (C)                 3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Bob Welch (P)                 1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Randy St. Claire (P)         0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Guy Sularz (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Bill Campbell (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Paul Gibson (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Henry Cruz (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Steve Senteney (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       32  6  1  2  2  2  5  0
    
       2B:  Joe Strain (1)
       HR:  Ray Cosey (1), Andre Dawson (1)
       GDP:  Ray Cosey
    
       DP:  Ray Cosey, Joe Strain, Tim Wallach
       E:  Ray Cosey
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                   Bob Welch  2.2  7  2  0  5  5  2  67  16.88
            Randy St. Claire  1.1  2  0  0  0  0  0  14   0.00
               Bill Campbell  2.1  4  1  0  2  2  2  56   7.71
                 Paul Gibson  0.2  0  0  0  0  0  1   8   0.00
              Steve Senteney  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  1  11   0.00
                      TOTALS  8.0 13  3  0  7  7  6 156
    
    CINCINNATI                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jose Cruz (LF)                5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .200
    Mike Hargrove (1B)            5  1  0  0  0  0  3  0    .200
    Harold Baines (RF)            4  1  1  2  0  0  1  0    .250
    Billy Conigliaro (CF)         4  2  1  2  0  1  0  0    .500
    Bob Bailey (3B)               4  2  0  1  0  2  0  0    .500
    Mike Heath (C)                4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .250
    Jerry Manuel (2B)             4  3  0  1  0  1  0  0    .750
    Tom Runnells (SS)             3  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .333
    Jerry Reuss (P)               4  1  0  0  0  2  2  0    .250
    TOTALS                       37 13  3  7  0  7  6  0
    
       2B:  Jerry Manuel 2 (2), Jose Cruz (1), Billy Conigliaro (1), Harold Baines (1)
       3B:  Bob Bailey (1)
       GDP:  Billy Conigliaro
    
       DP:  Mike Hargrove, Jerry Manuel
    
                  CINCINNATI   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Jerry Reuss  9.0  6  1  2  2  2  5 120   2.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  6  1  2  2  2  5 120
    
         WP: Jerry Reuss (1-0)
         LP: Bob Welch (0-1)
    
         Temperature: 68F
         Wind: 7 MPH (out to center)
         Attendance: 8,729
         Time: 2:57
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    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
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    San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs
    March 1, 1982

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Burt Hooton takes the mound for the Cubs.
    Ron Oester walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Ray Knight grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    Al Greene struck out. <-2->
    Pat Spratt grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Micheal Targret takes the mound for the Padres.
    Jerry Mumphrey homered over the center field fence. <--->
    Len Randle grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Mike Tyson grounded to third. <--->
    Wayne Tyrone grounded to third. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Chicago leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Paddy Moira walked. <--1>
    Mark Brouhard struck out. <--1>
    Paddy Moira was caught stealing second. <--->
    Steve Yeager homered into the right field bleachers. <--->
    Bucky Dent flied out to left field. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Mike Vail grounded to second. <--->
    Larry Fritz popped up foul down the third base line. <--->
    Rick Auerbach grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Micheal Targret grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Ron Oester struck out. <--->
    Ray Knight struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Jamie Quirk grounded to first. <--->
    Burt Hooton struck out. <--->
    Jerry Mumphrey reached second on a throwing error by the second baseman. <-2->
    Len Randle grounded to short. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Al Greene walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Pat Spratt lined out to second. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Paddy Moira dribbled weakly to the catcher. <-2->
    Mark Brouhard struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Mike Tyson flied out to left. <--->
    Wayne Tyrone walked. <--1>
    The Cubs put on the hit and run.
    Mike Vail struck out. <--1>
    Larry Fritz grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Steve Yeager grounded to first base. <--->
    Bucky Dent grounded to first base. <--->
    Micheal Targret lined out to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Rick Auerbach flied out to right field. <--->
    Jamie Quirk struck out. <--->
    Burt Hooton flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Ron Oester grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Ray Knight struck out. <--->
    Al Greene grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Jerry Mumphrey flied out to right. <--->
    Len Randle grounded to third. <--->
    Mike Tyson grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Pat Spratt grounded to third. <--->
    Paddy Moira flied out to center. <--->
    Mark Brouhard singled through the left side. <--1>
    Tom Chism pinch hit for Steve Yeager. <--1>
    Tom Chism singled to left. <-21>
    Bucky Dent grounded to the shortstop. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Mike Scioscia came in to play Catcher. <--->
    Wayne Tyrone walked. <--1>
    Micheal Targret balked. <-2->
    Mike Vail grounded to second. <3-->
    The Padres brought the infield in.
    Larry Fritz was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    The Padres brought the infield in.
    Rick Auerbach laid down a sacrifice bunt to the third baseman - a run scored. <-2->
    Jamie Quirk was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Ron Kittle pinch hit for Burt Hooton. <-21>
    Ron Kittle grounded to third. <-2->
    1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Chicago leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    The Cubs guarded the lines.
    Jeff Reardon now pitching for the Cubs. <--->
    The Cubs guarded the lines.
    Willie Randolph pinch hit for Micheal Targret. <--->
    Willie Randolph grounded to second. <--->
    Ron Oester lined out to left. <--->
    Ray Knight singled through the left side. <--1>
    Al Greene singled up the middle. <-21>
    Garry Templeton pinch ran for Ray Knight. <-21>
    Pat Spratt popped up to short. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, San Diego trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Jerry Mumphrey grounded to third. <--->
    Len Randle lined out to right. <--->
    Mike Tyson grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Chicago leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Gary Thomasson came in to play Left Field. <--->
    Paddy Moira lined out to first base. <--->
    The Cubs guarded the lines.
    Mark Brouhard grounded to short. <--->
    The Cubs guarded the lines.
    Mike Scioscia flied out to right field. <--->

    CUBS WIN: 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"

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    San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs
    March 1, 1982
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Padres (SDP) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    1  5  1
              Cubs (CHC) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 x    2  1  0
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Oester (2B)               3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    Ray Knight (3B)               4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .250
     Garry Templeton (P)          0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Al Greene (RF)                3  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .333
    Pat Spratt (1B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Paddy Moira (CF)              3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Mark Brouhard (LF)            4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .250
    Steve Yeager (C)              2  1  0  1  1  1  0  0    .500
     Tom Chism (P)                1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0   1.000
     Mike Scioscia (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Bucky Dent (SS)               3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Micheal Targret (P)           2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Willie Randolph (P)          1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Rusty Gerhardt (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       31  5  3  1  1  1  6  0
    
       HR:  Steve Yeager (1)
       CS:  Paddy Moira
       E:  Ron Oester
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
             Micheal Targret  7.0  1  4  1  2  2  3  94   2.57
              Rusty Gerhardt  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  11   0.00
                      TOTALS  8.0  1  4  1  2  2  3 105
    
    CHICAGO                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jerry Mumphrey (CF)           4  1  0  1  1  1  0  0    .250
    Len Randle (3B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Mike Tyson (2B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Wayne Tyrone (LF)             1  0  2  1  0  0  0  0    .000
     Gary Thomasson (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Mike Vail (RF)                3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    Larry Fritz (1B)              2  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Rick Auerbach (SS)            2  0  0  0  0  1  0  0    .000
    Jamie Quirk (C)               2  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    Burt Hooton (P)               2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Ron Kittle (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Jeff Reardon (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       25  1  4  2  1  2  3  0
    
       HR:  Jerry Mumphrey (1)
    
       DP:  Jamie Quirk
    
                     CHICAGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Burt Hooton  7.0  3  3  1  1  1  6  99   1.29
                Jeff Reardon  2.0  2  0  0  0  0  0  37   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  5  3  1  1  1  6 136
    
         WP: Burt Hooton (1-0)
         LP: Micheal Targret (0-1)
         SV: Jeff Reardon (1)
    
         Temperature: 83F
         Wind: 3 MPH (left to right)
         Attendance: 11,537
         Time: 2:29
    "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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    Back in England after her Christmas holiday in Florida, Samantha Salming found herself to be highly popular on St Valentines Day, receiving anonymous romantic cards from all over. She amused herself, as she drove Winston and Winifred to their school, by guessing who sent what.

    That rather grubby cheap one with the doggerel was likely from the lesser brother, Leonard Boyer who seemed to diminish day by day after losing his last boxing match, bullied by his brother, and largely ignored by every one. That unpleasant card, the one with the sexy innuendos must have been from the coarse Nichol Boyer, who rather fancied himself as a cocksman besides being definitely a hard case.

    One of the more elegant romantic greetings, she attributed to Ken Dahl, it was probably the most tasteful of the fistful of Valentine cards which she received, but it didn't endear her to the young man any more than his being responsible for her rescuce from the abducting Endels family.

    One of the cards, she had no trouble deciding that it was from the twins seated presently with her in the family Volkswagen. If their childish scrawl hadn't given them away, the postscript "To the bestest Nanny in the whole wide world "would have.

    One card did stump her; whoever sent it had money and opportunity to post it from the United States, and to have the message therein typed. Could it be her employer Augustus Conway? Although he was ever circumspect in his dealings with her, she sensed that he desired her, whether carnally or companianably, she wasn't sure.
    Augie was in America, right now, on the Conway Corporation's business, so the mystery card could be from him.

    Perhaps it was his brother, Julius Caesar Conway, who he and his family were closer with now that they were re-united back in Engand. Although a apparently happily married to the sultry Asian, Toni, he , like most married men, always were susceptible to the charms of a good-looking woman who was all there, and well arranged, as was Samantha Salming.

    Why, it could even be the father of the two , himself, the great Dan Conway, who was known for his amours.

    Well, whoever the unknown admirer was, she reflected, he was wasting his time; she was dedicated to one career; which was not being, forever, a Nanny.
    "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"

    January 31st 1982

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    This new year brings much that is fresh and exciting, People. To begin with there's going to be far more television that that stuffy old BBC, and the present nutty ITV, currently bring us, because of three new television franchises, all under the Independent Television Banner.

    They're all reckoned to be potential gold -mines for anyone who can put up the capital to obtain a licence, and one of them, "Television South" (TVS) has been obtained by Canadian Lynn Howard, the ex-wife of Dan Conway, and a celebrity and business mogul in her own right, who already owns the lucrative Scottish Tewlevision Channel. The rich just get richer.

    The producers of the new Commodore 64 8-bit home computer are also expected to become filthy rich when their product comes on the market during the summer.

    Its makers, Commodore International in Las Vegas Valleys, in announcing itsw debut expect it to become the all-time best-selling single personal computer model in the world - take that !, IBM and the proposed Macintosh line of computers.

    Not all is golden in the computer world, however, also this month a computer "virus" was introduced to ??? by a computer savvy malicious individual unknown who by introducing the "Elk Cloner Virus" into the Apple's complicated system from his/her own computer causing a few other computers to malfunction the entire system to malfunction.

    Another innovation was in Yankeeland, where the Reagqan administration oversaw the breakup of the mighty American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation which agreed to divest itself of 22 subdivisions.

    Bad news for Mrs Thatcher, this month; first there was maternal anxiety for awhile over her son, Mark Thatcher who disappeared in the goshawful Sahara Desert during the Paris - Dakar Rally; however, he was retrieved three days later.
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    But who will rescue our Prime Minister from the grim statistic announced this month by the Ministry of Labour that unemployment in the United Kingdom, last year, increased by 129,918 to 3,070,621, a post-war record number. The Parliamentary Opposition is going to make hay with those figures, reminiscent of pre-war Tory governments.

    Maggie can't be overjoyed either that the moderate, progressive government of Dr Garrett Fitzgerald in the Republic of Ireland was dissolved as a result of its budget being defeated - by a single vote!- in the Irish Dáil.

    And even more uncomfortable must be the American multi-starred General James L. Dozier; not only did he get himself held captive for 42 days by the Red Brigades, but his captivity was ended, not by his own military expertise, nor that of the United States Army, but by the Italian anti-terrorism Nucleo Operativo Centrale di Sicurezza (NOCS) force.
    -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,
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    The "San Diego Clarion"

    January 1st 1982

    Padres' epic comeback

    by Al Terego

    The 1981 World series was a nip and tuck affair with the San Diego Padres, at one stage finding themselves 3-1 down with the prospect of being finished off to the roar of the raucous fifty -thousand fans in the stadium of their rivals, the Kansas City Royals

    The Padres started the Series brightly enough with a sparkling start at Jack Murphy stadium (Named after the sports editor of this paper who long campaigned for Our Town to become a Major League Baseball franchise), the bats of Patsy Spratt and Paddy Moira combining to give the deserved win to Clive Revill.

    But then, the Royals won three in a row, Jack Morris whitewashing the Padres lineup in their own stadium before the teams moved on to Kansas City where the Padres' starters Craig Mitchell and Fred Kuhauluala were unchacteristicaily shelled by Royals' batters Orlando Ramirez, Mitchell Page, Damaso Garcia , Dave Winfield, and George Brett in the first two games at Roals' Stadium

    Looking to be down and out of this year's World Series, the Padres rallied, first for Patsy Spratt and Tom Chisum to be the main men for the visitors, knocking in two runs each, then the Padres going back to J.M. Stadium to finish off the epic come-back in grand style, where after getting their own back on Jack Morris from the bats of Rudy Law, Paddy Moira, and catcher Mike Soscia, all of whom hit homers off of the K.C. starter, Craig Mitchell completed the turnaround by pitching a clinical shutout, despite four errors between them (!) of Patsy Spratt and Ray Knight.

    Spratt made amends by getting two vital runs for Craig off four hits, one of them a home run.

    Patsy was, in fact, named the most Valuable Player of an exciting, excellently -played World Series.
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    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
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    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Cincinnati Reds at Montreal Expos
    March 9, 1982

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Bob Welch takes the mound for the Expos.
    Jose Cruz struck out. <--->
    Mike Hargrove flied out to right. <--->
    Harold Baines flied out to center. <--->
    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
    Jerry Reuss takes the mound for the Reds.
    Joe Strain hit an infield single to the third baseman. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Chris Speier grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    Jay Schlueter struck out. <-2->
    Chet Lemon singled through the hole, scoring a run. <--1>
    Tim Wallach singled to short right-center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Ray Cosey lined out to center. <3-1>
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Billy Conigliaro struck out. <--->
    Bob Bailey grounded to first. <--->
    Mike Heath grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Cincinnati trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Bombo Rivera walked. <--1>
    Bob Boone grounded to the shortstop for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Bob Welch grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Jerry Manuel grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Tom Runnells walked. <--1>
    Jerry Reuss laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Jose Cruz flied out to right. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Cincinnati trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Joe Strain struck out. <--->
    Chris Speier singled to center field. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Jay Schlueter struck out. <--1>
    Chet Lemon grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Mike Hargrove grounded to short. <--->
    Harold Baines flied out to center. <--->
    Billy Conigliaro flied out to right field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Cincinnati trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Tim Wallach flied out to center. <--->
    Ray Cosey grounded to first. <--->
    Bombo Rivera singled through the left side. <--1>
    Bob Boone grounded to the shortstop. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Bob Bailey grounded to second. <--->
    Mike Heath walked. <--1>
    Jerry Manuel flied out to center field. <--1>
    Tom Runnells grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Cincinnati trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Bob Welch reached first on a throwing error by the catcher. <--1>
    Joe Strain struck out. <--1>
    Bob Welch was caught stealing second. <--->
    Chris Speier singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Jay Schlueter grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Jerry Reuss grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Jose Cruz grounded to short. <--->
    Mike Hargrove walked. <--1>
    Harold Baines lined out to third. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Cincinnati trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Chet Lemon homered into the left field bleachers. <--->
    Tim Wallach grounded to short. <--->
    Ray Cosey grounded to third. <--->
    Bombo Rivera grounded to short. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Montreal leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Billy Conigliaro doubled to right-center. <-2->
    Billy Conigliaro went for an extra base and reached third. <3-->
    Bob Bailey grounded to first. <3-->
    Mike Heath doubled to left-center, scoring a run. <-2->
    Jerry Manuel flied out to right. <-2->
    Mike Heath tagged up and reached third. <3-->
    Tom Runnells was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Skeeter Barnes pinch hit for Jerry Reuss. <3-1>
    Skeeter Barnes grounded to short. <3-1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Cincinnati trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Keefe Cato now pitching for the Reds. <--->
    Bob Boone struck out. <--->
    Bob Welch struck out. <--->
    Joe Strain grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Montreal leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Jose Cruz struck out. <--->
    Mike Hargrove flied out to left. <--->
    Harold Baines grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Cincinnati trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Chris Speier singled to left field. <--1>
    Jay Schlueter singled up the middle. <-21>
    Chet Lemon doubled in the left field gap for two RBIs. <-2->
    Tim Wallach struck out. <-2->
    Ray Cosey grounded to first. <3-->
    Bombo Rivera singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
    Bob Boone grounded to the second baseman. <--1>
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Montreal leads 5 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Billy Conigliaro struck out. <--->
    Bob Bailey walked. <--1>
    Mike Heath popped up to the shortstop. <--1>
    Jerry Manuel flied out to right. <--1>

    EXPOS WIN: 5-1
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
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    Re: "SPIKES" ...The Conway chronicles...

    Code:
    Pre-season Game
    
    Cincinnati Reds at Montreal Expos
    March 9, 1982
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
              Reds (CIN) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0    1  2  1
             Expos (MON) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 x    5 11  0
    
    CINCINNATI                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jose Cruz (LF)                4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .095
    Mike Hargrove (1B)            3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .200
    Harold Baines (RF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .190
    Billy Conigliaro (CF)         4  1  0  1  0  0  2  0    .333
    Bob Bailey (3B)               3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .313
    Mike Heath (C)                3  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .412
    Jerry Manuel (2B)             4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
    Tom Runnells (SS)             1  0  2  0  0  0  0  0    .143
    Jerry Reuss (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .200
     Skeeter Barnes (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Keefe Cato (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       28  2  5  1  0  1  4  0
    
       2B:  Mike Heath (1)
       3B:  Billy Conigliaro (1)
    
       DP:  Mike Heath, Mike Hargrove, Jerry Manuel, Tom Runnells
       E:  Mike Heath
    
                  CINCINNATI   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Jerry Reuss  6.0  7  1  1  2  2  4  97   2.40
                  Keefe Cato  2.0  4  0  0  3  3  3  41  13.50
                      TOTALS  8.0 11  1  1  5  5  7 138
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Joe Strain (2B)               4  1  0  1  0  0  2  0    .250
    Chris Speier (SS)             4  3  0  1  0  0  0  0    .500
    Jay Schlueter (LF)            4  1  0  1  0  0  2  0    .200
    Chet Lemon (CF)               4  3  0  2  1  4  0  0    .235
    Tim Wallach (3B)              4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .211
    Ray Cosey (1B)                4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .222
    Bombo Rivera (RF)             3  2  1  0  0  1  0  0    .333
    Bob Boone (C)                 4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .056
    Bob Welch (P)                 3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    TOTALS                       34 11  1  5  1  5  7  0
    
       2B:  Chet Lemon (1)
       HR:  Chet Lemon (1)
       GDP:  Bob Boone
       CS:  Bob Welch
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                   Bob Welch  9.0  2  5  0  1  1  4 138   4.63
                      TOTALS  9.0  2  5  0  1  1  4 138
    
         WP: Bob Welch (1-1)
         LP: Jerry Reuss (1-1)
    
         Temperature: 66F
         Wind: None (Domed Stadium)
         Attendance: 10,640
         Time: 2:44
    "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...

    New York Mets at San Diego Padres
    March 6, 1982

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Micheal Targret takes the mound for the Padres.
    Phil Garner singled to center. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Phil Garner was caught stealing second. <--->
    Roy Staiger singled to center. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Steve Garvey grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    Ken Griffey was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Champ Summers grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Andy Hawkins takes the mound for the Mets.
    Ron Oester singled to center. <--1>
    Ron Oester went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Ray Knight flied out to left. <-2->
    Ron Oester tagged up but was thrown out at third. <--->
    Al Greene struck out. <--->
    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
    John Wockenfuss grounded to third. <--->
    Brian Asselstine struck out. <--->
    Tim Foli 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
    Pat Spratt grounded to second. <--->
    Paddy Moira flied out to right. <--->
    Mark Brouhard grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Andy Hawkins reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <--1>
    Phil Garner struck out. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Roy Staiger struck out. <--1>
    Steve Garvey grounded to the pitcher. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Steve Yeager walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Bucky Dent flied out to left field. <--1>
    Micheal Targret laid down a sacrifice bunt to the third baseman. <-2->
    Ron Oester walked. <-21>
    Ray Knight singled through the left side, scoring a run. <-21>
    Al Greene singled through the right side, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Pat Spratt singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Al Greene went for an extra base and reached third. <3-1>
    Pat Spratt was picked off first. <3-->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Ken Griffey walked. <--1>
    Ken Griffey was picked off first. <--->
    Champ Summers homered over the left field fence. <--->
    John Wockenfuss singled to center field. <--1>
    Brian Asselstine grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, New York trails 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Paddy Moira grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Mark Brouhard grounded to second. <--->
    Steve Yeager flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego leads 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Tim Foli grounded to first base. <--->
    Andy Hawkins struck out. <--->
    Phil Garner grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, New York trails 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Bucky Dent singled up the middle. <--1>
    Bucky Dent advanced on the error by Brian Asselstine. <-2->
    Micheal Targret laid down a sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher. <3-->
    Ron Oester struck out. <3-->
    Ray Knight grounded to third. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego leads 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Roy Staiger walked. <--1>
    Steve Garvey grounded to short for a double play (6-3). <--->
    Ken Griffey grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, New York trails 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Al Greene lined out to right. <--->
    Pat Spratt grounded to third. <--->
    Paddy Moira flied out to center field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego leads 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Champ Summers flied out to left. <--->
    John Wockenfuss grounded to short. <--->
    Brian Asselstine flied out to left field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, New York trails 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Mark Brouhard grounded to third. <--->
    Steve Yeager grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Bucky Dent hit an infield single to the shortstop. <--1>
    Micheal Targret grounded back to the pitcher. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego leads 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Tim Foli grounded to short. <--->
    Willie Crawford pinch hit for Andy Hawkins. <--->
    Willie Crawford singled to short left-center. <--1>
    Phil Garner walked. <-21>
    Roy Staiger walked. <321>
    Steve Garvey struck out. <321>
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the Padres. <321>
    Ken Griffey struck out. <321>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, New York trails 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Tom Hume now pitching for the Mets. <--->
    Ron Oester grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Ray Knight flied out to right. <--->
    Al Greene flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego leads 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Dai Boyd came in to play Second Base. <--->
    Champ Summers singled to left. <--1>
    John Wockenfuss grounded to the second baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Brian Asselstine struck out. <--1>
    Tim Foli grounded to the second baseman. <--1>

    PADRES WIN: 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"

    (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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