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

    Code:
    Pre-season game
    
    New York Mets at San Diego Padres
    March 6, 1982
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
              Mets (NYM) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0    1  6  1
            Padres (SDP) 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 x    3  6  1
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Phil Garner (2B)              3  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .238
    Roy Staiger (3B)              2  1  2  0  0  0  1  0    .167
    Steve Garvey (1B)             4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .333
    Ken Griffey (RF)              2  0  2  0  0  0  1  0    .200
    Champ Summers (LF)            4  2  0  1  1  1  0  0    .318
    John Wockenfuss (C)           4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .136
    Brian Asselstine (CF)         4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .227
    Tim Foli (SS)                 4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .200
    Andy Hawkins (P)              2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .200
     Willie Crawford (P)          1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .750
     Tom Hume (P)                 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       30  6  5  1  1  1  8  0
    
       HR:  Champ Summers (1)
       GDP:  Steve Garvey, Brian Asselstine
       CS:  Phil Garner, Ken Griffey
    
       DP:  Roy Staiger, Champ Summers
       E:  Brian Asselstine
    
                    NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Andy Hawkins  7.0  6  2  0  3  3  2 107   3.60
                    Tom Hume  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  12   9.00
                      TOTALS  8.0  6  2  0  3  3  2 119
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Oester (2B)               3  1  1  1  0  0  1  0    .391
     Dai Boyd (P)                 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Ray Knight (3B)               4  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .320
    Al Greene (RF)                4  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .208
    Pat Spratt (1B)               3  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .304
    Paddy Moira (CF)              3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .211
    Mark Brouhard (LF)            3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .150
    Steve Yeager (C)              2  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .176
    Bucky Dent (SS)               3  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    Micheal Targret (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Rusty Gerhardt (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       26  6  2  3  0  3  2  0
    
       2B:  Ron Oester (7)
       CS:  Pat Spratt
    
       DP:  Pat Spratt 2, Ron Oester, Bucky Dent 3
       E:  Ron Oester
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
             Micheal Targret  7.2  5  5  1  1  1  6 119   1.84
              Rusty Gerhardt  1.1  1  0  0  0  0  2  20   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  6  5  1  1  1  8 139
    
         WP: Micheal Targret (1-1)
         LP: Andy Hawkins (0-2)
         SV: Rusty Gerhardt (2)
    
         Temperature: 91F
         Wind: 9 MPH (in from left)
         Attendance: 12,238
         Time: 2:56
    "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...

    The "San Diego Clarion"

    February 15th 1982

    Repeat performance?

    by Al Terego

    As the victorious San Diego Padre players trooped into Hudson Springs, Florida, at the beginning of Spring Training this season, their triumph was tempered by the realization that last yeae's World Series rings were hard earned, and unleess they worked and played even harder, this year than the tough Kansas City Royals who ran them so close last year or even by the Montreal Expos who show signs of being a mighty fine contender this year.

    After all the wheeling and dealing of the Free Agent period, the team's immediate backup squad is somewhat depleted with the departure of Centre -fielder Rudy Law, Left -fielder Ken Henderson, and Right-Fielder Larry Whisenton as well as relief pitchers Dennis Debarr, Ramon Romero, and Bobby Castillo being released.

    To fill the gaps, Dan Conway brought up promising Lee Mazilli in centre field, as well as slugging outfielder Keith Mitchel from Portland in addition to signing free agent veteran reliever Al Hrbosky tp the Padres bullpen.

    Another interesting pitcher, Micheal Targret, was brought up this Springtime. Starting as a complete rookie two years ago, Mike a former English professional cricket bowler, had only occasionally pitched in sandlot games Over There, but he's been roaring through the Minors like a knife through hot butter, last season he made the AAA team, the Beavers, themselves, and proceeded to win 18 games for them at a cost of a 2.68 E.R.A. His 174 strikeouts for last season suggest that his fast-bowling technique in cricket, helped him become a fireballer over here.

    Rudy Law's agent must have tried to dun too much money out of Dan Conway for the centre Fielder's new contract, for the young man was certainly a prospect with a BA of .274 and an OBAS of .721 during the season, whilst slugging a couple of home runs during the playoffs, as greedy must have been Debarr's representative for Dennis was shoved after he got shelled in that same World Series.

    Patsy Spratt was the main man for the Padres in last Season's Classic, being adjudged the Most Valuable Player, thereof. In my book, he should also have gotten the palm as the National League player of the year for his figures of BA 387, OBAS .844 and winning the Gold Glove at first base, the only Padre so rewarded.

    I fully expect this team, barring injury, to contend for this years' World Series, but the writing is on the wall for the years ahead; unless the players' agents will modify their demands, even owners as wealthy as Dan Conway are going to balk at the high price of success, and give up ownership.

    After all, their business egos are involved; they're very proud of bringing off the deals which made them rich...they are not going to tolerate for long, being outbid by a pack of glib men who make their living by shilling for gifted athletes
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Rongar writes: Sorry, for the gap, Guys- as I anticipated, I landed up in hospital for observation and treatment, after all sorts of procedures , I'm back in there pitching, I'm good as new, and expect to live forever, becoming the first true Immortal.
    ******************************************************************************** *******************************
    First Draft of Gussie's 1982 campaign speech (February 22nd, 1982)

    "Once again I come to you good folk, inviting you to vote, once more, for me to represent you in Congress. I realize how tiresome it must be for you, the electorate, to undergo this nonsense every two years (Pause for laughter, cheers), as frustrating as it is for me, your candidate, having to spend half her time in office having to think about the next election coming so soon instead of planning what's good for the people of her District. (Pause for cheers)

    I believe that a Congressional term should be for four years, giving the Representative time enough to concentrate on the issues that really
    matter, in my case the preservation of our food supply by eternal vigilance against farmland depredation at the hands of our mortal enemy, the developers. (Pause for cheers), the fight against predatory retailers and middlemen, who bilk our producers and customers alike with their price-gouging (Pause for cheers), and, last, but not least, reform of our crazy voting system, where a President, say, can garner as many as three million votes more than the loser running against him, yet be cheated out of election because of that dam' Electoral College scam. (Pause for cheers)

    That's my platform, Ladies and Gentleman. You know that I've made a start,on the vital question of farmland, with the model farm that I've set up, where would-be farmers can learn their trade, before they go out into agriculture to reverse the trend of our disappearing farmland, also how I've gotten some of the State's jails to allow suitable inmates to work the land, which is good for labour-strapped farmers, and the rehabilitation of miscreants alike, and my ever constant nagging of my fellow Representatives in the House, that they can do better for their constituents (Pause for cheers)...you know, in an informal poll of Representatives, I was voted the most obnoxious? (Pause for cheers and laughter). I am as proud of that vote of censure from the political fat cats, as I have been as your Representative for the past two years (Pause for cheers). and now Ladies and Gentlemen I'm here to ask you to let me continue the job for another term - be it two, or hopefully,four more years (Smile and wave at laughter and cheers)
    "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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    Chicago Cubs at Montreal Expos
    April 20, 1982

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Lynn McGlothen takes the mound for the Expos.
    Jerry Mumphrey singled to left. <--1>
    The Cubs put on the hit and run.
    Len Randle laid down a sacrifice bunt to first. <-2->
    Mike Tyson grounded to short. <3-->
    Wayne Tyrone struck out. <3-->
    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
    Steve Ellsworth takes the mound for the Cubs.
    Tim Raines singled to center. <--1>
    Tim Raines went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Joe Strain singled through the right side, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Chet Lemon grounded to the shortstop. <-2->
    Andre Dawson singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Tim Wallach singled to short right-center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Ray Cosey grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <3-->
    2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Montreal leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Mike Vail grounded to short. <--->
    Larry Fritz struck out. <--->
    Rick Auerbach grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Chicago trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Chris Speier grounded to second. <--->
    Bob Boone struck out. <--->
    Lynn McGlothen flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Montreal leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Andy Tate homered over the left field fence. <--->
    Steve Ellsworth grounded to first. <--->
    Jerry Mumphrey grounded to first. <--->
    Len Randle hit an infield single to second. <--1>
    Mike Tyson grounded to second. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Chicago trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Tim Raines walked. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Joe Strain doubled into the left field corner, scoring a run. <-2->
    Joe Strain went for an extra base and reached third. <3-->
    Chet Lemon struck out. <3-->
    Andre Dawson singled to left, scoring a run. <--1>
    Tim Wallach struck out. <--1>
    Ray Cosey singled through the right side. <-21>
    Chris Speier walked. <321>
    Pedro Borbon now pitching for the Cubs. <321>
    Bob Boone grounded to first base. <321>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Montreal leads 4 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Wayne Tyrone grounded to short. <--->
    Mike Vail grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Larry Fritz grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Chicago trails 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Lynn McGlothen grounded to first. <--->
    Tim Raines singled up the middle. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Joe Strain grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    Chet Lemon walked. <-21>
    Andre Dawson homered over the right field fence for three RBIs. <--->
    Tim Wallach grounded to short. <--->
    3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Montreal leads 7 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Rick Auerbach grounded to second. <--->
    Andy Tate walked. <--1>
    Ron Kittle pinch hit for Pedro Borbon. <--1>
    Ron Kittle grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Chicago trails 7 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Keith Creel now pitching for the Cubs. <--->
    Ray Cosey popped up foul down the first base line. <--->
    Chris Speier flied out to right field. <--->
    Bob Boone doubled to left field. <-2->
    Lynn McGlothen lined out to short. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Montreal leads 7 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Jerry Mumphrey popped up to second. <--->
    Len Randle grounded to third. <--->
    Mike Tyson flied out to left field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Chicago trails 7 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Tim Raines tripled to right. <3-->
    Joe Strain doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Chet Lemon doubled to deep right field, scoring a run. <-2->
    Andre Dawson singled to left, scoring a run. <--1>
    Tim Wallach singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Jeff Robinson now pitching for the Cubs. <3-1>
    Ray Cosey flied out to center. <3-1>
    Andre Dawson tagged up and scored. <--1>
    Chris Speier popped up to short. <--1>
    Bob Boone grounded to short. <--1>
    4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Montreal leads 11 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Wayne Tyrone popped up to second. <--->
    Mike Vail singled to right. <--1>
    Larry Fritz walked. <-21>
    Rick Auerbach flied out to right. <-21>
    Andy Tate struck out. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Chicago trails 11 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Lynn McGlothen struck out. <--->
    Tim Raines walked. <--1>
    Joe Strain walked. <-21>
    Chet Lemon popped up to first. <-21>
    Andre Dawson walked. <321>
    Jeff Robinson threw a wild pitch - a run scored. <32->
    Tim Wallach flied out to center. <32->
    1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Montreal leads 12 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Gary Thomasson pinch hit for Jeff Robinson. <--->
    Gary Thomasson struck out. <--->
    Jerry Mumphrey grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Len Randle flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Chicago trails 12 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Geoff Combe now pitching for the Cubs. <--->
    Ray Cosey doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Chris Speier lined out to the shortstop. <-2->
    Bob Boone homered into the left field bleachers for two RBIs. <--->
    Lynn McGlothen struck out. <--->
    Tim Raines grounded to short. <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Montreal leads 14 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Mike Tyson singled to right field. <--1>
    Wayne Tyrone grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Mike Vail singled down the left field line. <--1>
    Larry Fritz grounded to short. <--1>

    EXPOS WIN: 14-1
    "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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    Code:
    Regular season game - Expos best game in April
    
    Chicago Cubs at Montreal Expos
    April 20, 1982
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
              Cubs (CHC) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0    1  6  0
             Expos (MON) 2 0 2 3 0 4 1 2 x   14 17  0
    
    CHICAGO                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jerry Mumphrey (CF)           4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .283
    Len Randle (3B)               3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .229
    Mike Tyson (2B)               4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .216
    Wayne Tyrone (LF)             4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .274
    Mike Vail (RF)                4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .304
    Larry Fritz (1B)              3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .292
    Rick Auerbach (SS)            3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .258
    Andy Tate (C)                 2  1  1  1  1  1  1  0    .250
    Steve Ellsworth (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Pedro Borbon (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Ron Kittle (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .083
     Keith Creel (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Jeff Robinson (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
     Gary Thomasson (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .250
     Geoff Combe (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       30  6  2  1  1  1  4  0
    
       HR:  Andy Tate (1)
       GDP:  Wayne Tyrone, Ron Kittle
    
       DP:  Larry Fritz, Mike Tyson, Rick Auerbach
    
                     CHICAGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
             Steve Ellsworth  2.2  7  2  0  4  4  3  58   4.32
                Pedro Borbon  1.1  2  1  1  3  3  0  30   9.00
                 Keith Creel  1.0  6  0  0  4  4  0  27  10.13
               Jeff Robinson  2.0  0  3  0  1  1  1  36   2.77
                 Geoff Combe  1.0  2  0  1  2  2  1  18   1.86
                      TOTALS  8.0 17  6  2 14 14  5 169
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Tim Raines (LF)               4  3  2  5  0  0  0  0    .320
    Joe Strain (2B)               4  3  1  3  0  3  0  0    .403
    Chet Lemon (CF)               4  1  1  2  0  1  1  0    .217
    Andre Dawson (RF)             4  4  1  2  1  6  0  0    .340
    Tim Wallach (3B)              5  2  0  0  0  0  1  0    .230
    Ray Cosey (1B)                4  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .268
    Chris Speier (SS)             4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .259
    Bob Boone (C)                 5  2  0  1  1  2  1  0    .125
    Lynn McGlothen (P)            5  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .000
    TOTALS                       39 17  6 14  2 13  5  0
    
       2B:  Bob Boone (1), Ray Cosey (4), Joe Strain (4), Tim Raines (1), Chet Lemon (2)
       3B:  Joe Strain (2), Tim Raines (1)
       HR:  Bob Boone (1), Andre Dawson (2)
       GDP:  Ray Cosey
    
       DP:  Ray Cosey 2, Joe Strain 2, Chris Speier 2
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Lynn McGlothen  9.0  6  2  1  1  1  4 115   2.76
                      TOTALS  9.0  6  2  1  1  1  4 115
    
         WP: Lynn McGlothen (2-2)
         LP: Steve Ellsworth (1-2)
    
         Temperature: 88F
         Wind: None (Domed Stadium)
         Attendance: 29,806
         Time: 2:47
    
    Expos (13-12) are 3rd  in the N.L. East 1 GB of Cards (14-11)
    "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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    San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds
    April 14, 1982

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Lary Sorensen takes the mound for the Reds.
    Ron Oester struck out. <--->
    Ray Knight singled to short left-center. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Al Greene singled through the left side. <-21>
    Pat Spratt grounded to second for a double play (4-3). <-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
    Mike Moore takes the mound for the Padres.
    Jose Cruz singled through the left side. <--1>
    The Reds put on the hit and run.
    Tom Runnells grounded to second. <-2->
    Harold Baines singled through the left side, scoring a run. <--1>
    Billy Conigliaro flied out to left field. <--1>
    Mike Hargrove grounded to the pitcher. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Cincinnati leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Paddy Moira walked. <--1>
    Mark Brouhard grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Steve Yeager reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <-21>
    Bucky Dent grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, San Diego trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Mike Heath grounded to second. <--->
    Jerry Manuel walked. <--1>
    The Reds put on the hit and run.
    Bruce Miller grounded to third. <-2->
    Lary Sorensen lined out to first. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Cincinnati leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Mike Moore popped up foul down the first base line. <--->
    Ron Oester singled to left. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Ray Knight grounded to short. <-2->
    Al Greene singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
    Pat Spratt hit an infield single to second. <-21>
    Paddy Moira popped up to the third baseman in foul ground. <-21>
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Jose Cruz grounded to second. <--->
    Tom Runnells grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Harold Baines struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Mark Brouhard flied out to center. <--->
    Steve Yeager grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Bucky Dent grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Billy Conigliaro grounded to second. <--->
    Mike Hargrove popped up to second. <--->
    Mike Heath flied out to center field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Mike Moore grounded to short. <--->
    Ron Oester flied out to right field. <--->
    Ray Knight grounded 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
    Jerry Manuel grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Bruce Miller struck out. <--->
    Lary Sorensen 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
    Al Greene reached first on a fielding error by the catcher. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Pat Spratt singled through the right side, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Paddy Moira grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    Mark Brouhard grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, San Diego leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Jose Cruz singled to center. <--1>
    The Reds put on the hit and run.
    Tom Runnells singled to left, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Harold Baines flied out to center. <3-1>
    Jose Cruz tagged up and scored. <--1>
    Billy Conigliaro flied out to center field. <--1>
    Mike Hargrove lined out to right. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Steve Yeager grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Bucky Dent singled to left field. <--1>
    The Reds guarded the lines.
    Tom Chism pinch hit for Mike Moore. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Tom Chism struck out. <--1>
    Ron Oester singled up the middle. <-21>
    Bucky Dent advanced on the error by Billy Conigliaro. <3-1>
    Ray Knight singled to center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Ken Dayley now pitching for the Reds. <3-1>
    Al Greene popped up to second. <3-1>
    1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, San Diego leads 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Jay Aldrich now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Mike Heath flied out to left field. <--->
    Jerry Manuel grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Bruce Miller grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Cincinnati trails 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Pat Spratt doubled down the right field line. <-2->
    Pat Spratt went for an extra base and was thrown out at third. <--->
    Paddy Moira grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Mark Brouhard grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, San Diego leads 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Sam Mejias pinch hit for Ken Dayley. <--->
    Sam Mejias grounded to third. <--->
    Jose Cruz walked. <--1>
    The Reds put on the hit and run.
    Tom Runnells laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Harold Baines was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Billy Conigliaro grounded to the second baseman. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Cincinnati trails 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Bill Scherrer now pitching for the Reds. <--->
    Steve Yeager struck out. <--->
    Bucky Dent grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    The Reds guarded the lines.
    Willie Randolph pinch hit for Jay Aldrich. <--->
    Willie Randolph flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, San Diego leads 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Dai Boyd came in to play Second Base. <--->
    Mike Hargrove struck out. <--->
    Mike Heath grounded to first base. <--->
    Jerry Manuel struck out. <--->

    PADRES WIN: 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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    San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds
    April 14, 1982
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Padres (SDP) 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0    3 10  0
              Reds (CIN) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0    2  4  3
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Oester (2B)               4  2  0  1  0  0  1  0    .310
     Dai Boyd (P)                 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Ray Knight (3B)               4  2  0  0  0  1  0  0    .328
    Al Greene (RF)                4  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .304
    Pat Spratt (1B)               4  3  0  0  0  0  0  0    .386
    Paddy Moira (CF)              3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .280
    Mark Brouhard (LF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .239
    Steve Yeager (C)              4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .250
    Bucky Dent (SS)               4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .229
    Mike Moore (P)                2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Tom Chism (P)                1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .444
     Jay Aldrich (P)              0  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                       35 10  1  3  0  2  3  0
    
       2B:  Pat Spratt (4)
       GDP:  Pat Spratt, Bucky Dent, Paddy Moira
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Mike Moore  6.0  4  1  0  2  2  2  77   3.79
                 Jay Aldrich  2.0  0  2  0  0  0  0  28   3.52
              Rusty Gerhardt  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  2  10   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  4  3  0  2  2  4 115
    
    CINCINNATI                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jose Cruz (LF)                3  2  1  2  0  0  0  0    .150
    Tom Runnells (SS)             3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .192
    Harold Baines (RF)            2  1  1  0  0  2  1  0    .205
    Billy Conigliaro (CF)         4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .270
    Mike Hargrove (1B)            4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .135
    Mike Heath (C)                4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .286
    Jerry Manuel (2B)             3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .265
    Bruce Miller (3B)             3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .217
    Lary Sorensen (P)             2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .143
     Ken Dayley (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Sam Mejias (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Bill Scherrer (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       29  4  3  2  0  2  4  0
    
    
       DP:  Mike Hargrove 3, Jerry Manuel 4, Bruce Miller 2
       E:  Mike Heath, Jerry Manuel, Billy Conigliaro
    
                  CINCINNATI   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Lary Sorensen  6.2  9  1  0  3  2  2  95   1.82
                  Ken Dayley  1.1  1  0  0  0  0  0  11   0.00
               Bill Scherrer  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  1  13   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 10  1  0  3  2  3 119
    
         WP: Mike Moore (2-1)
         LP: Lary Sorensen (2-1)
         SV: Rusty Gerhardt (4)
    
         Temperature: 82F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 36,238
         Time: 2:29
    
    Padres (18-9) are 2nd in N.L. West 3 GB of Reds (16-7)
    "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 "San Diego Clarion"

    March 31st 1982

    Another exciting season beckons

    by Al Terego

    The victorious San Diego Padres of last year, look to keep their laurels this season.

    If the 1982 Grapefruit results are aught to go by, the Padres' team going neck and neck with arch rival Cincinatti Reds, each topping the unofficial National League pre season tables at a splendid .666 % of 14-7 each

    The batting pillars of the side were Oester, Knight, Moira, and especially, Patsy Spratt, with newcomer Al Greene joining the heavy hitting outfielder squad and looking not at all out of place.

    And don't get me started on the starters; Mitchell, Allard, Revill and Fred Kuhaulua who all looked to be their solid selves, reliable Rusty Gerhardt backing them up , out of the pen, while there was special focus on Micheal "Limey" Targret who, sensationally zoomed through Rookie status to AAA standout in a mere two seasons, and earned his respectable tryout in the pre-season, although it is not likely that he'll take the fifth spot in the Padres' rotation in place of incumbent Mike Moore despite the latter's poor Grapefruit showing of an ERA 6.12.

    And if one may indulge the sportswriters dream, once again, wouldn't it be "Luvverly" if the Montreal Expos could pull up their socks enough to make it to the playoffs this year, against the Padres? The Canadian side didn't have a particularly good pre-season (10-8) but their line-up is awesome - their grapefruit team B.A. of .269 hardly doing it justice - with Raines, Strain, Lemon, Dawson, Wallach and Cosey at the plate, with catcher-useful-with -a-bat Boone, behind it.

    Special attention was focused on sensational Steve Senteney who saved over two thirds (14) of the team's 20 pre-season Games, and he'll certainly be called up this year to bolster the team's rather ordinary bull-pen

    Mention must be made also of that other Canadian team, the Toronto Blue Jays who, in the sixth year of their existence, at last show some progress rising to fourth out of seven teams in the American League East with a winning record (11-10),

    Dave Winfield, Darrell Evans and catcher Ron Hassey being mostly responsible. while their team pitching was second best (4.17) in their Eastern American League division, only to Baltimore's team ERA of 3.78,

    Jim Nelson (3-0) was, again, the ace of a rotation consisting of Jim Dorsey (2-0), Ubalda Herrara (3-2), and Jimmy Key (2-2)

    The betting this year is, again, on the Padres meeting the dynamic Kansas City Royals in a close 1982 World Series, but with so many teams having such an encouraging pre-season, anything can happen this year, Folks...and in this game of baseball it means all good.
    -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 London "Daily Mirror"

    February 28th 1982

    [B]]Milestone of the month
    [/B
    by Chatty Cathy

    The shortest month of the year brought enough triumph and tragedy to occupy a years worth of debate and examination; one topic , in particular, caught my personal attention, and I shall be writnig about it further,n another medium, at another time.

    As usual, I'll get the negative stuff out of the way first, so that each article may have a happy, or at least, whimsical ending

    In Syria president Hafez al-Assad directed his army to rid the city of Harran of the Muslim Brotherhood, resulting in the Hama massacre.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=The+...t=firefox-b-ab

    Eighty-four more deaths resulted when the oil platform ''Ocean Ranger'' sank during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland , all 84 rig workers aboard, perishing.
    http://www.cbc.ca/archives/topic/the...anger-disaster

    A change of government was enacted, or imminent in two countries during February; the Irish general election, in the Republic of Ireland gave a leg-up to the Fianna Fáil party which now has 81 seats in the Republic of Ireland Parliament, while in South Africa , its Prime Minister, P. W. Botha looks to be on his way out after his own National Party MPs voted for no confidence in him. On the other hand, Senegal and Gambia formed a loose Senegambia Confederation.

    The corporate world saw much upheaval, too, during the month; in this country Laker Airways suddenly went belly-up leaving debts of $270 million and 6,000 stranded passengers, all over Europe and Britain. Also, the American- owned DeLorean Motor Company Car Factory in Belfast went into receivership. (Sigh) As if there wasn't unemployment enough in that Emerald Isle

    On the bright side of the month,The European Court of Human Rights ruled that teachers who cane, belt or chastise children against the wishes of their parents are in breach of the Human Rights Convention. This is a commendable and well-meant verdict, but what if the parents are for corporal punishment at home, administered by them, but agin it at a teacher's hands, as so many mums and dads are in Britain? And many other questions arise.

    I will try to answer that question out of my own experience in another article to be written, later.
    -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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    Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
    April 11, 1982

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Chuck Rainey takes the mound for the Red Sox.
    Todd Rutan singled to left-center. <--1>
    Todd Rutan went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Gene Clines singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    John Milner doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Dave Winfield singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Darrell Evans singled down the left field line, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Dave Hudgens grounded to third. <32->
    Mario Guerrero grounded to short, scoring a run. <--1>
    Ron Hassey grounded to the second baseman. <--1>
    4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, Toronto leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Jimmy Key takes the mound for the Blue Jays.
    Terry Bogener grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Rusty Torres grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Cecil Cooper struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Boston trails 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Rob Wilfong grounded to third. <--->
    Todd Rutan walked. <--1>
    The Blue Jays put on the hit and run.
    Gene Clines grounded to first. <-2->
    John Milner singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
    Dave Winfield grounded to short. <--1>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Toronto leads 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Carlton Fisk grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Dusty Baker grounded to third. <--->
    Don Money singled to right field. <--1>
    Ted Cox flied out to center. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Boston trails 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Darrell Evans singled to center. <--1>
    Dave Hudgens tripled to center, scoring a run. <3-->
    Balor Moore now pitching for the Red Sox. <3-->
    Mario Guerrero singled to left field, scoring a run. <--1>
    Ron Hassey singled back through the middle. <-21>
    Rob Wilfong reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <321>
    Todd Rutan grounded to the second baseman, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Gene Clines struck out. <3-1>
    John Milner singled to left, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Dave Winfield grounded to short. <3-1>
    4 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Toronto leads 9 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Bob Gallagher grounded to second. <--->
    Ramon Aviles singled into right field. <--1>
    Terry Bogener flied out to left field. <--1>
    Rusty Torres popped up to the second baseman. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Boston trails 9 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Darrell Evans grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Dave Hudgens struck out. <--->
    Mario Guerrero singled to center field. <--1>
    Ron Hassey doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Rob Wilfong grounded to short. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Toronto leads 10 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Cecil Cooper lined out to second. <--->
    Carlton Fisk singled down the right field line. <--1>
    Dusty Baker grounded to second, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Don Money grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Boston trails 10 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Todd Rutan singled to left. <--1>
    Gene Clines singled through the left side. <-21>
    George Cappuzzello now pitching for the Red Sox. <-21>
    John Milner grounded to third. <32->
    Dave Winfield flied out to left. <32->
    Todd Rutan tagged up and scored. <-2->
    Darrell Evans walked. <-21>
    Dave Hudgens singled to left. <321>
    Mario Guerrero singled to left field, scoring a run. <321>
    Ron Hassey singled to left field for two RBIs. <-21>
    George Cappuzzello threw a wild pitch. <32->
    Rob Wilfong grounded to short. <32->
    4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Toronto leads 14 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Ted Cox walked. <--1>
    Bob Gallagher popped up foul down the first base line. <--1>
    Ramon Aviles flied out to left. <--1>
    Terry Bogener lined out to right. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Boston trails 14 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Dave Johnson now pitching for the Red Sox. <--->
    Todd Rutan singled up the middle. <--1>
    Gene Clines flied out to center. <--1>
    John Milner grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Dave Winfield grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Toronto leads 14 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Rusty Torres struck out. <--->
    Cecil Cooper flied out to center. <--->
    Carlton Fisk struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Boston trails 14 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Darrell Evans struck out. <--->
    Dave Hudgens grounded to third. <--->
    Mario Guerrero singled up the middle. <--1>
    Ron Hassey doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Rob Wilfong doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Todd Rutan singled into right field, scoring a run. <--1>
    Gene Clines walked. <-21>
    Bill Landrum now pitching for the Red Sox. <-21>
    John Milner grounded to third. <-2->
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Toronto leads 17 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Dusty Baker flied out to right. <--->
    Don Money singled to center. <--1>
    Ted Cox struck out. <--1>
    Bob Gallagher walked. <-21>
    Ramon Aviles flied out to left. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Boston trails 17 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Dave Winfield singled through the left side. <--1>
    Darrell Evans singled up the middle. <-21>
    Carlton Fisk allowed a passed ball. <32->
    Dave Hudgens walked. <321>
    Mario Guerrero singled back through the middle, scoring a run. <321>
    Dennis Saunders now pitching for the Red Sox. <321>
    Ron Hassey singled through the right side, scoring a run. <321>
    Rob Wilfong grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <3-->
    Todd Rutan grounded to short. <3-->
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Toronto leads 20 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Terry Bogener flied out to left field. <--->
    Rusty Torres reached first on a fielding error by the first baseman. <--1>
    Cecil Cooper grounded to second, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Carlton Fisk struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Boston trails 20 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Gene Clines lined out to left. <--->
    John Milner struck out. <--->
    Dave Winfield walked. <--1>
    Darrell Evans singled up the middle. <-21>
    Dave Hudgens doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <32->
    Mario Guerrero walked. <321>
    Alec Distaso now pitching for the Red Sox. <321>
    Ron Hassey singled back through the middle, scoring a run. <321>
    Rob Wilfong grounded to second. <321>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, Toronto leads 22 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Dusty Baker flied out to center. <--->
    Don Money grounded to second. <--->
    Ted Cox grounded to short. <--->

    BLUE JAYS WIN: 22-0
    "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"

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    Jays best game in April
    
    Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
    April 11, 1982
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
         Blue Jays (TOR) 4 1 4 1 4 0 3 3 2   22 30  1
           Red Sox (BOS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  4  1
    
    TORONTO                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Todd Rutan (CF)               6  4  1  3  0  2  0  0    .366
    Gene Clines (LF)              6  2  1  2  0  1  1  0    .400
    John Milner (DH)              7  3  0  1  0  3  1  0    .333
    Dave Winfield (RF)            5  2  1  3  0  2  0  0    .317
    Darrell Evans (3B)            6  4  1  4  0  0  1  0    .268
    Dave Hudgens (1B)             6  3  1  3  0  2  1  0    .500
    Mario Guerrero (SS)           6  5  1  3  0  4  0  0    .348
    Ron Hassey (C)                7  6  0  2  0  6  0  0    .308
    Rob Wilfong (2B)              7  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .214
    TOTALS                       56 30  6 22  0 21  4  0
    
       2B:  Ron Hassey 2 (4), John Milner (3), Todd Rutan (3), Rob Wilfong (4), Dave Hudgens (1)
       3B:  Dave Hudgens (1)
       GDP:  Rob Wilfong
       E:  Dave Hudgens
    
                     TORONTO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                   Jimmy Key  9.0  4  2  0  0  0  5 135   2.70
                      TOTALS  9.0  4  2  0  0  0  5 135
    
    BOSTON                       ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Terry Bogener (DH)            4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .372
    Rusty Torres (LF)             4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .302
    Cecil Cooper (1B)             4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .261
    Carlton Fisk (C)              4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .222
    Dusty Baker (CF)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .302
    Don Money (SS)                4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .244
    Ted Cox (3B)                  3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .167
    Bob Gallagher (RF)            2  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .341
    Ramon Aviles (2B)             3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .324
    TOTALS                       32  4  2  0  0  0  5  0
    
    
       DP:  Cecil Cooper, Ramon Aviles, Ted Cox
       E:  Ted Cox
    
                      BOSTON   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Chuck Rainey  2.0  8  1  0  7  7  0  47   7.98
                 Balor Moore  2.0  7  0  0  5  4  2  52  15.75
          George Cappuzzello  1.0  3  1  0  2  2  0  25   6.14
                Dave Johnson  1.2  5  1  0  3  3  1  33   9.64
                Bill Landrum  0.1  3  1  0  3  3  0  18   4.32
             Dennis Saunders  1.2  3  2  0  2  2  1  35  10.80
                Alec Distaso  0.1  1  0  0  0  0  0   7   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 30  6  0 22 21  4 217
    
         WP: Jimmy Key (1-0)
         LP: Chuck Rainey (0-2)
    
         Temperature: 85F
         Wind: 7 MPH (in from center)
         Attendance: 34,244
         Time: 3:35
    
    Jays (15-12) are 4th (of 8 teams) in the A.L. East 4.5 GB of Orioles (21-9)
    "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 "Parents Magazine"

    April 1st 1982

    Children and Corporal Punishment

    by Betty Funff

    I intended to publish this article in the "Daily Mirror" that I work for, where I'm know as "Chatty Cathy", but I realize that it's going to be far too long and comprehensive for the narrow columns of a daily newspaper, no matter how sympathetic the managing editor is to the subject, so I'm going to try out my thoughts here.

    In that paper, after reporting that "The European Court of Human Rights ruled that teachers who cane, belt or chastise children against the wishes of their parents are in breach of the Human Rights Convention". I remaked that this was a commendable and well-meant verdict, but what if the parents are for corporal punishment at home, administered by them, but agin it at a teacher's hands, as so many mums and dads are in Britain? And many other questions arise.

    I will try to answer those questions posed by myself, in this article

    So as to show where I'm coming from, I'll state at the outset that, as a mother, I am firmly against corporal punishment of any kind. I deem that to inflict physical pain on anyone, man, woman, child, or animal, as punishment or deterrent, is not worthy of us as human beings, nor, I claim, does it really work.

    My own two children, Derry and Natalie are as young adults today, testaments to how I and my then husband Raoul reared them by inclusiveness, rather than by discipline

    Raoul, like myself, abhorred corporal punishment, and once pregnant, I and he spent the entire nine months of my gestation plotting how best to rear the child, whilst sparing the rod. We assumed the worst case scenario that my firstborn would be of a difficult temperament; between us we devised a model of a grizzling boy infant, wilful, selfish, and smart enough to manipulate his parents, and well-meaning onlookers, a great little actor with an outsized ego, he ever playing to the gallery

    Raoul and I figured that while he was yet a vulnerable babe in arms, we would condition him into being a member of our team, our play group.our household workers union.

    My husband and I would spend the baby's waking hours playing childish games with him like eternal "Peep-bo" around his cradle, or "This little piggy went to market", or simple magic tricks like "Like fly away Peter, fly away Paul" We would talk and sing to the infant, and when he tired of this, and drowsed, whoever was also the more fatigued of his parents would take him to bed and little Whoever would sleep on Mother's or Daddy's breast, child and parent thus getting their rest. When he cried, we wouldn't try to placate him, but pretend to cry along with him. making a game of it that we would enjoy more than he.

    When he started toddling he would, naturally try to walk into all sorts of situations hazardous to himself, the household, or both. so we would buy him a playpen with an abacus and a kaleidoscope attached, which would keep his inquiring mind, and restless hands fully occupied until his parents were ready to play "I spy", simple card games,"Snakes and Ladders",or "Parchesi"with him, all good for his education, fun for his parents , who also were hams. and great for harmony in the household.

    Later, as he grew older the games and activities that we shared with him, would progress in complexity and sophistication, the three of us together would be immersed in Chess, Bridge, or Canasta, when we weren't solving cryptic crosswords as a team, or learning to play the guitar, together.

    All throughout his upbringing then as a little boy, the theme would be: Behave and join in the team fun; misbehave and that fun would be curtailed or cut off. In every persons life, we reasoned, there is always something that one looks forward to; the carrots could range from an addiction to a zest. No need for a stick as a deterrent - just threaten to withdraw the carrot.

    So Raoul and I spent many a blissful evening planning our parental strategy, and the boy was duly born on the 14th of March which was near enough to St Patrick's Day for us to christen him Derry Patrick. He turned out not half as bad as we had hyped him, he was smart enough as he should have been with parents who have had novels published (me), and was a Chartered Accountant (Raoul), but seemed bemused by all the attention that he was getting, and though he joined in dutifully in all the board and card games, and sang "Ten Green Bottles" along with Ma and Pa, methinks now, that we enjoyed it all more than he did.

    Until, at the age of seven, while at school, here in London, England, he met a schoolmate who was keen on, of all things, American baseball. who infected our Derry with the same enthusiasm for the game!

    Of course Raoul and I under the terms of our strategy tried to include the new chum into the scheme of things inviting this young American student, Musial, I think his name was, over to play the game in our garden with us. We even roped in five-year old Natalie whom we were pleased to welcome into our team two years after Derry, a sibling for him to challenge or to cherish, she, female -like caused no trouble at all, proving adept at at all our games, eventually wiping the floor with me and Raoul, why, she could even sing better than us. She was very athletic even at that age, and willingly ran after the tennis ball that "Stan", as Derry dreamily addressed him, slugged all over our huge back garden.

    As for us, our son was most derisive over his parents' inability to hit his deliveries with a broomstick which was supposed to represent a baseball bat, and maybe that's why, later in life, as soon as he was of age, he emigrated to Canada to play baseball there, and after the first few irregular letters in which (A) He'd married a half-caste girl, and (B) He had shifted allegiance to Ice Hockey playing back-up goaltender for the Victoria Pensioners which doesn't sound all that grand.

    It has been years since we heard from him, and although Natalie turned out all right - she too, is now an accountant, working with her father's firm after the divorce, up North somewhere, but we think we spoiled Derry, somehow, with our no "Corporal Punishment" strategy.

    But the point is, we didn't follow that strategy for his sake, but for our own...we're squeamish about corporal punishment, and we ***Llove palying Parchesi !

    Betty Funff
    "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 London "Daily Mirror"

    March 31st 1982

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    It started off as not too earth-shaking a month by recent standards, at first marked by symbolic, rather than militant gestures, the placement by the United States, of an embargo on Libyan petroleum oil imports, alleging Libyan State-sponsored support for terrorist groups

    This proclamation by the Reagan administration is virtually, an act of undeclared war.

    No tears for the Libyans, who, undoubtedly have tried to lead the other Arab nations in a wartime coalition against Israel, a country fervently hated by Libyan leader, Colonel Quadafi

    Her Majesty the Queen was busy, also, this month, helping to divest our former empire of our imperial control by, after opening the Barbican Centre in the historic City of London, early in March, ere she hopped over the briny to our fair former "Dominion" of Canada, whose inhabitants are currently throwing a hissy fit over the "Repatriation" of the Canadian Constitution, which, while this country has had negligible influence of that sovereign country's affairs since the end of the war, has resided in England ever since it was passed in the British Parliament during 1867, establishing Canada as a united entity comprised of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces. This repatriation is what they call a big deal, by Canadians, while it's no skin off of our Limey noses.

    In another fair isle, the Republic of Ireland, Charles Haughey became Taoiseach (Leader), and proclaimed that his administration would de-nationalise much of Eire's industry, and return it to privatization, the difference being that like Britain, itself today, yer average poor old Tommy Atkins will now have it socked to him by the predatory private enterprise, instead of terrorist trade unionism.

    But it was ironic that the major crisis for this country during March was to emerge from the icy waters of the South Atlantic where a tiny group of islands known as the Falklands have led this country into war with Argentina.

    We Brits came into internationally recognized possession of them by 1850. Argentinians, of the characteristically fierce and jingoistic nature of most South American inhabitants, have long been jealous of that possession, similar to our feelings when Jerry took over our Channel Islands during the war, like some hostile dog , dumping on our very doorstep, the tin-soldier ruling military junta which presently rules Argentina probably feels the same, when on this very day they invaded ,our Falkland Islands.

    "What right did the British have..." they have already queried in negotiations with us which have been going on since 1979 "...to take them from the former owners, the Spanish ....?" Our answers have been that possession is all points of the law...although we probably should not have taken them from their original Spanish owners, who are now dead and buried and forgotten.

    The Falkland Islands group is now a British Colony. It must be protected from the Argentine generals whom we learned this very day, are sending an invasion fleet to invade that Colony. This cannot be tolerated...we must fight back.
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Rongar writes: This library where I write this, is closing o' summer Sundays beginning tomorrow until October, so, Fellows, I'll post 3 articles each Saturday and Monday during that period... oh, my achin' hunt -and -thumpers!
    ******************************************************************************** **
    Valentine inspired

    Valentine could not get over the fact of his now being married to Evelyn Conway, nee Hanby. All through their childhood and adolescence together, at school when they were kids, and out in the world during their teens, she had always seemed to be available, when he was otherwise distracted with one of his political, literary, or musical projects, or to be just out of reach when he was free to woo her.

    Last year, however, their stars had co-mingled and he was able to call her "Mrs Conway", at last, but he was still over-awed, by her beauty, brains, and that wonderful voice, singing music which was beginning to make her noticed, not only in her adopted Canada (for like Augie, himself, she was born in England), but in the musical fraternity within the United States.

    The trouble was, thought Augie, that her repertoire, the folk and rock ditties that she sang with the Red River Rockers, were as inappropriate to her powerful, soaring soprano, as was a Rolls Royce for being used as a pick-up truck.

    Some of those modern songs, rhythm-driven, with semi-literate lyrics, he had written for her; he would have to do better, would have to create a more fitting setting to this gem of a voice. So, on Valentine's Day in 1982, he wrote the words and music to form the following ballad:
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    "She". Words and music by Valentine Conway

    Verse 1.

    " She looks
    Like a dream from Heaven
    By which, all hearts,are ensnared
    A beauty belonging in Eden
    A jewel in a setting so rare

    Verse 2
    She smiles
    And dims the summer sun
    Radiance beyond compare
    It illumines and uplifts everyone
    Where once was dark, comes light there.

    Bridge (Chorus)
    She speaks
    And shames birds from their song
    Her greeting's an aria
    Soothed are the sick, melted the strong
    By voice, beautiful, of her.

    Verse 3
    She loves
    Only me, and I am blessed
    Her heart, with mine, is entwined
    Poor though I be, I own the best
    For I am hers, she is mine."
    "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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    Montreal Expos at San Diego Padres
    May 26, 1982

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Micheal Targret takes the mound for the Padres.
    Joe Strain struck out. <--->
    Chris Speier lined out to center field. <--->
    Chet Lemon grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    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
    Lynn McGlothen takes the mound for the Expos.
    Ron Oester flied out to left field. <--->
    Ray Knight grounded to third. <--->
    Al Greene struck out. <--->
    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
    Andre Dawson singled through the left side. <--1>
    Tim Wallach walked. <-21>
    Ray Cosey grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <3-->
    Henry Cruz was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Bob Boone grounded to the third baseman. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Pat Spratt grounded to short. <--->
    Paddy Moira flied out to right field. <--->
    Mark Brouhard grounded to first. <--->
    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
    Lynn McGlothen struck out. <--->
    Joe Strain struck out. <--->
    Chris Speier grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Steve Yeager grounded to second. <--->
    Bucky Dent grounded to short. <--->
    Micheal Targret struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Chet Lemon flied out to left. <--->
    Andre Dawson struck out. <--->
    Tim Wallach flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Ron Oester struck out. <--->
    Ray Knight doubled to right. <-2->
    Ray Knight went for an extra base and reached third. <3-->
    Al Greene struck out. <3-->
    Pat Spratt was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Paddy Moira flied out to center field. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Ray Cosey struck out. <--->
    Henry Cruz struck out. <--->
    Bob Boone singled to center. <--1>
    Lynn McGlothen grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Mark Brouhard reached first on a throwing error by the first baseman. <--1>
    Steve Yeager struck out. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Mark Brouhard was caught stealing second. <--->
    Bucky Dent singled through the hole. <--1>
    Bucky Dent went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Joe Strain flied out to right. <--->
    Chris Speier reached first on a throwing error by the catcher. <--1>
    Chet Lemon grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Andre Dawson flied out to center. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Micheal Targret struck out. <--->
    Ron Oester struck out. <--->
    Ray Knight grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Tim Wallach flied out to right. <--->
    Ray Cosey flied out to right. <--->
    Henry Cruz grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Al Greene grounded to short. <--->
    Pat Spratt grounded to third. <--->
    Paddy Moira grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Bob Boone singled to left. <--1>
    Lynn McGlothen laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Joe Strain was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Chris Speier grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-6-1). <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Mark Brouhard grounded to second. <--->
    Steve Yeager struck out. <--->
    Tom Chism pinch hit for Bucky Dent. <--->
    Tom Chism grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Garry Templeton came in to play Shortstop. <--->
    Chet Lemon grounded to short. <--->
    Andre Dawson struck out. <--->
    Tim Wallach grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    The Expos guarded the lines.
    Mike Scioscia pinch hit for Micheal Targret. <--->
    Mike Scioscia doubled down the right field line. <-2->
    Ron Oester laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher. <3-->
    The Expos brought the infield in.
    Willie Randolph pinch ran for Mike Scioscia. <3-->
    The Expos brought the infield in.
    Ray Knight grounded to second. The lead runner was tagged out at home. <--1>
    Al Greene flied out to center. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the ninth, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE TENTH
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Ray Cosey struck out. <--->
    Henry Cruz struck out. <--->
    Bob Boone homered to deep right-center. <--->
    Lynn McGlothen struck out. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the tenth, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE TENTH
    Pat Spratt singled up the middle. <--1>
    Pat Spratt was caught stealing second. <--->
    The Expos guarded the lines.
    Paddy Moira grounded to second. <--->
    The Expos guarded the lines.
    Mark Brouhard flied out to right. <--->

    EXPOS WIN: 1-0
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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

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