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    Expos best game in May
    
    Montreal Expos at San Diego Padres
    May 26, 1982
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
             Expos (MON) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1  1  4  1
            Padres (SDP) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0  4  1
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Joe Strain (2B)               3  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .310
    Chris Speier (SS)             4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    Chet Lemon (CF)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .225
    Andre Dawson (RF)             4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .309
    Tim Wallach (3B)              3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .251
    Ray Cosey (1B)                4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .233
    Henry Cruz (LF)               3  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .189
    Bob Boone (C)                 4  3  0  1  1  1  0  0    .224
    Lynn McGlothen (P)            3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .071
    TOTALS                       32  4  3  1  1  1 10  0
    
       HR:  Bob Boone (2)
       GDP:  Ray Cosey, Chris Speier
       E:  Ray Cosey
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Lynn McGlothen 10.0  4  1  0  0  0  8 123   3.02
                      TOTALS 10.0  4  1  0  0  0  8 123
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Oester (2B)               3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .324
    Ray Knight (3B)               4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .313
    Al Greene (RF)                4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .264
    Pat Spratt (1B)               3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .371
    Paddy Moira (CF)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .310
    Mark Brouhard (LF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .243
    Steve Yeager (C)              3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .243
    Bucky Dent (SS)               2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .317
     Tom Chism (P)                1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .406
     Garry Templeton (P)          0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .200
    Micheal Targret (P)           2  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .083
     Mike Scioscia (P)            1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
     Willie Randolph (P)          0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .222
     Rusty Gerhardt (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
    TOTALS                       31  4  1  0  0  0  8  0
    
       2B:  Mike Scioscia (3)
       3B:  Ray Knight (4)
       CS:  Pat Spratt, Mark Brouhard
    
       DP:  Pat Spratt, Ron Oester 2, Ray Knight, Bucky Dent
       E:  Steve Yeager
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
             Micheal Targret  9.0  3  3  0  0  0  7 112   2.41
              Rusty Gerhardt  1.0  1  0  1  1  1  3  16   0.58
                      TOTALS 10.0  4  3  1  1  1 10 128
    
         WP: Lynn McGlothen (5-7)
         LP: Rusty Gerhardt (5-2)
    
         Temperature: 91F
         Wind: 5 MPH (out to center)
         Attendance: 43,843
         Time: 2:24
    
    Expos (29-25) are tied for 1st place in the N.L. East with the Cubs (29-25)
    "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
    May 19, 1982

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Alfredo Martinez takes the mound for the Reds.
    Ron Oester singled into right field. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Ray Knight doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Al Greene grounded to first. <3-->
    Pat Spratt grounded to short, scoring a run. <--->
    Paddy Moira singled to center. <--1>
    Mark Brouhard grounded to short. <--1>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, San Diego leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Mike Moore takes the mound for the Padres.
    Jose Cruz lined out to center. <--->
    Mike Hargrove struck out. <--->
    Harold Baines grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Cincinnati trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Steve Yeager grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Bucky Dent walked. <--1>
    Mike Moore laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher. <-2->
    Ron Oester singled to right-center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Ray Knight lined out to short. <--1>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, San Diego leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Billy Conigliaro singled to center field. <--1>
    Bob Bailey singled to right. <-21>
    Billy Conigliaro advanced on the error by Al Greene. <3-1>
    Mike Heath grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
    Jerry Manuel grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Cincinnati trails 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Al Greene grounded to second. <--->
    Pat Spratt grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Paddy Moira homered over the left field fence. <--->
    Mark Brouhard struck out. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, San Diego leads 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Bruce Miller grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Alfredo Martinez singled to right. <--1>
    Jose Cruz grounded to second, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Mike Hargrove singled to left. <-21>
    Harold Baines walked. <321>
    Billy Conigliaro flied out to center field. <321>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Cincinnati trails 4 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Steve Yeager grounded to second. <--->
    Bucky Dent flied out to center field. <--->
    Mike Moore struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, San Diego leads 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Bob Bailey grounded to short. <--->
    Mike Heath grounded to third. <--->
    Jerry Manuel struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Cincinnati trails 4 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Ron Oester singled to left. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Ray Knight flied out to left. <--1>
    Al Greene hit an infield single to short. <-21>
    Pat Spratt hit an inside-the-park home run in the left field gap for three RBIs. <--->
    Gary Lucas now pitching for the Reds. <--->
    Paddy Moira grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Mark Brouhard grounded to second. <--->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, San Diego leads 7 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Bruce Miller flied out to center field. <--->
    Gary Lucas lined out to center. <--->
    Jose Cruz singled to right. <--1>
    Mike Hargrove struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Cincinnati trails 7 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Steve Yeager struck out. <--->
    Bucky Dent lined out to center field. <--->
    Mike Moore struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, San Diego leads 7 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Harold Baines popped up foul down the first base line. <--->
    Billy Conigliaro grounded to short. <--->
    Bob Bailey popped up foul down the third base line. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Cincinnati trails 7 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Ron Oester walked. <--1>
    Ray Knight grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    Al Greene lined out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, San Diego leads 7 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Mike Heath flied out to left field. <--->
    Jerry Manuel singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Bruce Miller doubled down the left field line. <32->
    Dan Driessen pinch hit for Gary Lucas. <32->
    Dan Driessen grounded to the shortstop. <32->
    Jose Cruz singled through the right side for two RBIs. <--1>
    Mike Hargrove lined out to short. <--1>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Cincinnati trails 7 to 3.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Bill Scherrer now pitching for the Reds. <--->
    Pat Spratt grounded to second. <--->
    Paddy Moira homered to right-center. <--->
    Mark Brouhard singled to center. <--1>
    Steve Yeager singled through the hole. <-21>
    Bucky Dent struck out. <-21>
    Tom Chism pinch hit for Mike Moore. <-21>
    Bill Scherrer threw a wild pitch. <32->
    Tom Chism popped up to second. <32->
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, San Diego leads 8 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Harold Baines struck out. <--->
    Billy Conigliaro grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Bob Bailey struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Cincinnati trails 8 to 3.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Ron Oester struck out. <--->
    Ray Knight grounded to third. <--->
    Al Greene popped up behind home plate. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, San Diego leads 8 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Mike Heath grounded to first base. <--->
    Jerry Manuel grounded to second. <--->
    Bruce Miller grounded to short. <--->

    PADRES WIN: 8-3
    "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"

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    Padres best game in May
    
    San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds
    May 19, 1982
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Padres (SDP) 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 0    8 11  1
              Reds (CIN) 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0    3  8  0
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Oester (2B)               4  3  1  2  0  1  1  0    .335
    Ray Knight (3B)               5  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .304
    Al Greene (RF)                5  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .263
    Pat Spratt (1B)               4  1  0  1  1  4  0  0    .360
    Paddy Moira (CF)              4  3  0  2  2  2  0  0    .302
    Mark Brouhard (LF)            4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .244
    Steve Yeager (C)              4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .252
    Bucky Dent (SS)               3  0  1  1  0  0  1  0    .319
    Mike Moore (P)                2  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .059
     Tom Chism (P)                1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .444
     Rusty Gerhardt (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
    TOTALS                       36 11  2  8  3  8  6  0
    
       2B:  Ray Knight (11)
       HR:  Pat Spratt (9), Paddy Moira 2 (5)
       GDP:  Ray Knight
    
       DP:  Pat Spratt, Ron Oester, Bucky Dent
       E:  Al Greene
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Mike Moore  7.0  8  1  0  3  3  3 121   5.74
              Rusty Gerhardt  2.0  0  0  0  0  0  2  19   0.34
                      TOTALS  9.0  8  1  0  3  3  5 140
    
    CINCINNATI                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jose Cruz (LF)                4  2  0  0  0  2  0  0    .278
    Mike Hargrove (1B)            4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .340
    Harold Baines (RF)            3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .261
    Billy Conigliaro (CF)         4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .306
    Bob Bailey (3B)               4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .277
    Mike Heath (C)                4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .314
    Jerry Manuel (2B)             4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .294
    Bruce Miller (SS)             4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .299
    Alfredo Martinez (P)          1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .167
     Gary Lucas (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
     Dan Driessen (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Bill Scherrer (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       34  8  1  3  0  2  5  0
    
       2B:  Bruce Miller (6)
       GDP:  Mike Heath
    
       DP:  Mike Hargrove, Jerry Manuel, Bob Bailey
    
                  CINCINNATI   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
            Alfredo Martinez  4.1  8  1  2  7  7  2  85   4.02
                  Gary Lucas  2.2  0  1  0  0  0  2  31   3.60
               Bill Scherrer  2.0  3  0  1  1  1  2  35   1.71
                      TOTALS  9.0 11  2  3  8  8  6 151
    
         WP: Mike Moore (4-3)
         LP: Alfredo Martinez (5-2)
    
         Temperature: 81F
         Wind: 12 MPH (out to right)
         Attendance: 42,696
         Time: 2:51
    
    Padres (39-15) lead the N.L. West by 9 games over the Reds (28-22)
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    The "Canadian Chronicle"

    April 19th 1982

    Pierre and Queen Elizabeth

    by Lynn Howard.

    Whoever ordained that the formal signing of the Royal Proclaimation of the Canadian Constitution be held outside of the Parliament Buildings must have forgotten that conditions would be far from ideal on an April morning in frigid Eastern Canada.

    Strong winds blew, thunder clouds gathered, the rains came, and the thirty-two thousand enthusiastic Canadians who attended the Ceremony were soaked, even as they cheered the symbolic signing (Rene' Levesque, the major critic of the signing. was away in Montreal leading a protest march against the repatriation, although the nine other Provincial premiers were present), even Pierre Trudeau, himself, jokingly pleaded with Her Majesty, that he share the shelter of her umbrella with her, from which emerged that famous picture of the most coquettish smile from the thousand brilliant ones that the Royal Lady has ever bestowed.

    Predictable speeches followed of course, heard, intermittently through the thunderclaps, the Queen terming the achievement "A defiant challenge to history", while Mr Trudeau issued this challenge to his fellow -Canadians "Let us celebrate the renewal and patriation of our Constitution, but let us put our faith, first and foremost, in the people of Canada who will give it life"

    The Prime Minister accompanied the Queen to the Ottawa airport, and after she had emplaned, he gave rise to another famous picture, Pierre Trudeau executing a graceful pirouette, whether celebrating his long -time dream of bringing the Charter of Rights home to Canada, or his flirtation with the Queen of the United Kingdom, we shall never know.
    -3o-
    "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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    The London "Daily Telegraph"

    April 6th 1982

    Juggernauts on collision course

    by J.A.Keene

    Yesterday, the British fleet sailed on its mission to retake the Falkland Islands back from the invading Argentinians. Perhaps this war was inevitable; ever since the Spanish and the English began sparring over ownership back in the Fifteenth Century, with the nearest South American country, Argentina, eventually becoming interested in its neighbouring group, mostly out of national pride, the Falklands, sparseley populated by mostly British sheep farmers, today.

    Britain, of course, until World War Two, always took her Empire for granted. The six year conflict impoverished her coffers, and opened her gates to allow hitherto prohibited Commonwealth immigrants to replace the millions of British workers lost in battle, and to blitzes. The face of the nation changed. Due to Socialist influence, gradual Conservative enlightenment, and the voting power of these emancipated former serfs from the Empire, this country today, is reconciled to shedding the burden of Empire off of its back - except for a comparatively few diehards like Margaret Thatcher, who scorned Neville Chamberlain as an appeaser, while "Rule Brittannia" still rings in her middle-class mindset.

    She presently happens to be the commander of a Cabinet entertaining fewer illusions of British grandeur than she, and the more realistic members sensibly pointed out that Argentina was getting serious about taking over the Falklands - one way or another - why not placate them by suggesting the deal that probably well keep us out of a war with China which now covets the much more valuable Island of Hong Kong - a 99 year lease?

    On hearing this proposal, the woman, reportedly, turned into Colonel Blimp, banging on the table and shouting "That's the trouble with the Foreign Office...everyone in it is all so bloody wet...how typical of them to want to give away Britain's possessions !". In fairness to the lady, it must be mentioned that this was uttered during a private party, and it may have been the wine talking; and yet in the military, we had a saying "An inebriated tongue bespeaks the sober mind" Or words to that effect, which cannot be repeated in a quality newspaper.

    Meanwhile, back in Argentina, another gung-ho group was having visions of glory under their brass hats. The present junta of generals, having successfully disposed of the legitimate government of their own country, now feel that they can safely take over the Falklands. After all, this group of unappetizing islands is 8,000 miles away from its mother country, wherein who in their right mind is going to send an under strength fleet, with few seasoned warriors to take on an army firmly entrenched by the time the invading force arrives, and able to inflict serious harm on it when it tries to land?

    This was one of the fears that haunted Thatcher's role model, Winston Churchill. He was in constant conflict with his American allies, in their joint-planning for the D-Day campaign, they opting for the potential bloody beaches of Normandy, he preferring the softly-softly approach up Italy. In the end, his Field Marshal Alexander entered Germany, triumphantly, at about the same time as General Eisenhower's forces, but with far fewer casualties. A pity that the "Iron Lady" lacks her hero Churchill's wiser head

    So we have these hot-heads about to have at each other...and it's all so unnecessary.
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    Rongar writes: Three articles today, Men.
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    The London "Morning Star" (AKA "The Daily Worker")

    April 1st 1982

    All Fascist Fools Day

    b
    y Jimmy Greene

    How very appropriate it is on an April the First, that the chauvinist right -wingers of this country are ready to go to war with the equally stupid Argentine generals over a bunch of islands inhabited only by a thousand or so sturdy souls, braving the permanent winter that obtains in the eternally chilly South Atlantic, which neither faction has the right to.

    England shouldn't have added it to her Empire way back when; Argentina shouldn't be trying to take it by force, now. This is an opportunity for the so-far ineffectual United Nations to send in their vaunted "Peacekeepers" - complete with empty rifles - to take over administration of the islands in the name of the rest of the world, keeping out the Argentine and Tory bullies, alike.

    It won't happen; the only time that UNO has ever intervened in a war, it was in Korea on the side of the Yankee Dollar, which keeps that sycophant organization afloat.

    Everybody is making diplomatic noises now, but you can bet that the Argentinians will occupy the Islands , what defensive naval units this country have ever had in the area, having long been dissipated by various Tory and Socialist governments in their eternal quest for cost-cutting,

    The question now is, what is the so-called "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher going to do about it? Is she about to embark a puny army on a negligible fleet 8,000 miles steaming into slaughter in the South Atlantic where all the conditions are in favour of the nearby Argentinians?

    Or will she back down, and attempt to appease the Argentinians with a revival of the 99-year lease proposals (similar to the one signed with China over Hong-Kong, which, no doubt, she will fervently try to scuttle when the time to hand over occurs in 1984), revealing feet of clay like the predecessor whom she so much despised, Neville Chamberlain, the appeaser of Hitler.

    Either way, Margaret Thatcher seems destined for a fall - and that is no bad thing.
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
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    Montreal Expos at Cincinnati Reds
    June 25, 1982

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Lary Sorensen takes the mound for the Reds.
    Tim Raines lined out to center. <--->
    Joe Strain grounded to third. <--->
    Chet Lemon flied out to left field. <--->
    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
    Bob Welch takes the mound for the Expos.
    Jose Cruz grounded to second. <--->
    Mike Hargrove doubled down the right field line. <-2->
    Harold Baines doubled in the left field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Billy Conigliaro grounded to the shortstop. <-2->
    Bob Bailey doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Mike Heath struck out. <-2->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Cincinnati leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Andre Dawson singled to center. <--1>
    Tim Wallach homered to left-center for two RBIs. <--->
    Ray Cosey singled through the right side. <--1>
    Chris Speier singled through the hole. <-21>
    Mike O'Berry grounded to first for a double play (3-6-1). <3-->
    Bob Welch lined out to right. <3-->
    2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Jerry Manuel singled to right-center. <--1>
    The Reds put on the hit and run.
    Bob Welch balked. <-2->
    Tom Runnells struck out. <-2->
    Lary Sorensen grounded to third. <-2->
    Jose Cruz struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 2.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Tim Raines singled up the middle. <--1>
    Tim Raines advanced on the error by Billy Conigliaro. <-2->
    Joe Strain grounded to the third baseman. <-2->
    Chet Lemon doubled in the left field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Andre Dawson flied out to left. <-2->
    Tim Wallach flied out to right. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Montreal leads 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Mike Hargrove grounded to short. <--->
    Harold Baines lined out to center. <--->
    Billy Conigliaro doubled to right. <-2->
    Bob Bailey singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    Mike Heath flied out to right. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 3.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Ray Cosey struck out. <--->
    Chris Speier singled to center field. <--1>
    Chris Speier stole second. <-2->
    Mike O'Berry struck out. <-2->
    Bob Welch reached first on a fielding error by the first baseman. <3-1>
    Tim Raines grounded to the pitcher. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Jerry Manuel flied out to center. <--->
    Tom Runnells singled to center field. <--1>
    Lary Sorensen laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Jose Cruz singled up the middle. <3-1>
    Mike Hargrove grounded to short. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, the game is tied at 3.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Joe Strain grounded to third. <--->
    Chet Lemon grounded to first. <--->
    Andre Dawson 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 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Harold Baines singled through the left side. <--1>
    Billy Conigliaro popped up foul down the third base line. <--1>
    Bob Bailey flied out to right. <--1>
    Mike Heath singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Jerry Manuel flied out to left. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 3.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Tim Wallach popped up to second. <--->
    Ray Cosey popped up foul down the third base line. <--->
    Chris Speier singled to left field. <--1>
    Mike O'Berry grounded to the shortstop. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Tom Runnells grounded to first. <--->
    Dan Driessen pinch hit for Lary Sorensen. <--->
    Dan Driessen struck out. <--->
    Jose Cruz flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 3.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Ken Dayley now pitching for the Reds. <--->
    Bombo Rivera pinch hit for Bob Welch. <--->
    Bombo Rivera struck out. <--->
    Tim Raines grounded to first. <--->
    Joe Strain singled to left field. <--1>
    Chet Lemon flied out to left field. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, the game is tied at 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Dan Quisenberry now pitching for the Expos. <--->
    Mike Hargrove grounded to second. <--->
    Harold Baines lined out to left. <--->
    Billy Conigliaro flied out to right field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, the game is tied at 3.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Andre Dawson tripled in the right field gap. <3-->
    Tim Wallach grounded to the pitcher, scoring a run. <--->
    Ray Cosey grounded to short. <--->
    Chris Speier singled to left field. <--1>
    Mike O'Berry popped up to third. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Montreal leads 4 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Bob Bailey popped up to second. <--->
    Mike Heath lined out to the second baseman. <--->
    Jerry Manuel singled down the left field line. <--1>
    Tom Runnells flied out to left. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Cincinnati trails 4 to 3.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Bill Scherrer now pitching for the Reds. <--->
    Jim Cox pinch hit for Dan Quisenberry. <--->
    Jim Cox flied out to left. <--->
    Tim Raines walked. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Joe Strain laid down a sacrifice bunt to the third baseman. <-2->
    Chet Lemon singled to center field, scoring a run. <--1>
    Andre Dawson homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. <--->
    Tim Wallach walked. <--1>
    Ray Cosey grounded to short. <--1>
    3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, Montreal leads 7 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Steve Senteney now pitching for the Expos. <--->
    Merv Rettenmund pinch hit for Bill Scherrer. <--->
    Merv Rettenmund walked. <--1>
    Merv Rettenmund took second on defensive indifference. <-2->
    Jose Cruz lined out to short. <-2->
    Mike Hargrove grounded to third. <-2->
    Harold Baines grounded to second. <-2->

    EXPOS WIN: 7-3
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    Montreal Expos at Cincinnati Reds
    June 25, 1982
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
             Expos (MON) 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 3    7 13  0
              Reds (CIN) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0    3 11  2
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Tim Raines (LF)               4  1  1  2  0  0  0  0    .287
    Joe Strain (2B)               4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .312
    Chet Lemon (CF)               5  2  0  1  0  2  0  0    .223
    Andre Dawson (RF)             5  3  0  3  1  2  0  0    .312
    Tim Wallach (3B)              4  1  1  1  1  3  0  0    .255
    Ray Cosey (1B)                5  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .241
    Chris Speier (SS)             4  4  0  0  0  0  0  1    .263
    Mike O'Berry (C)              4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .200
    Bob Welch (P)                 2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .079
     Bombo Rivera (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .258
     Dan Quisenberry (P)          0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .400
     Jim Cox (P)                  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .147
     Steve Senteney (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       39 13  2  7  2  7  3  1
    
       2B:  Chet Lemon (14)
       3B:  Andre Dawson (5)
       HR:  Tim Wallach (8), Andre Dawson (17)
       GDP:  Mike O'Berry
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                   Bob Welch  6.0 10  0  0  3  3  4  96   3.70
             Dan Quisenberry  2.0  1  0  0  0  0  0  26   3.74
              Steve Senteney  1.0  0  1  0  0  0  0  19   2.41
                      TOTALS  9.0 11  1  0  3  3  4 141
    
    CINCINNATI                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jose Cruz (LF)                5  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .261
    Mike Hargrove (1B)            5  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .316
    Harold Baines (RF)            5  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .278
    Billy Conigliaro (CF)         4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .303
    Bob Bailey (3B)               4  2  0  0  0  2  0  0    .278
    Mike Heath (C)                4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .250
    Jerry Manuel (2B)             4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .328
    Tom Runnells (SS)             4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .278
    Lary Sorensen (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .109
     Dan Driessen (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .125
     Ken Dayley (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Bill Scherrer (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Merv Rettenmund (P)          0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .105
    TOTALS                       37 11  1  3  0  3  4  0
    
       2B:  Mike Hargrove (12), Bob Bailey (11), Billy Conigliaro (24), Harold Baines (9)
    
       DP:  Mike Hargrove, Tom Runnells
       E:  Mike Hargrove, Billy Conigliaro
    
                  CINCINNATI   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Lary Sorensen  6.0  8  0  1  3  3  2  98   3.47
                  Ken Dayley  2.0  3  0  0  1  1  1  35   3.77
               Bill Scherrer  1.0  2  2  1  3  3  0  27   3.61
                      TOTALS  9.0 13  2  2  7  7  3 160
    
         WP: Dan Quisenberry (6-5)
         LP: Ken Dayley (2-2)
    
         Temperature: 85F
         Wind: 10 MPH (in from right)
         Attendance: 35,377
         Time: 2:57
    
    Expos (44-40) lead the NL East by 3 games over the Phillies (41-41)
    "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
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    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres
    June 20, 1982

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Tim Lollar takes the mound for the Padres.
    Rudy Hernandez lined out to first. <--->
    Dave McKay singled to left-center. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Gary Hargis doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Len Matuszek grounded to second. <3-->
    Jerry Martin was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Mike Schmidt struck out. <3-1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Matt Keough takes the mound for the Phillies.
    Ron Oester flied out to center field. <--->
    Ray Knight singled to left. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Al Greene lined out to center. <--1>
    Pat Spratt struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, San Diego trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Keith Moreland lined out to center. <--->
    Jim Essian popped up to second. <--->
    Matt Keough flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Paddy Moira grounded to short. <--->
    Mark Brouhard singled through the left side. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Steve Yeager lined out to the second baseman. <--1>
    Bucky Dent walked. <-21>
    Tim Lollar tripled to right field for two RBIs. <3-->
    Ron Oester singled through the left side, scoring a run. <--1>
    Ray Knight singled down the left field line, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Al Greene grounded to second. <3-1>
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the second, San Diego leads 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Rudy Hernandez popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Dave McKay singled up the middle. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Gary Hargis lined out to third. <--1>
    Len Matuszek doubled down the third base line. <32->
    Jerry Martin was intentionally walked. <321>
    Mike Schmidt flied out to right. <321>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Philadelphia trails 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Pat Spratt walked. <--1>
    Paddy Moira flied out to center. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Pat Spratt was caught stealing second. <--->
    Mark Brouhard struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego leads 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Keith Moreland singled through the right side. <--1>
    Jim Essian lined out to right. <--1>
    Matt Keough struck out. <--1>
    Rudy Hernandez walked. <-21>
    Dave McKay walked. <321>
    Gary Hargis grounded to second. <321>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Philadelphia trails 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Steve Yeager walked. <--1>
    Bucky Dent reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <-21>
    Tim Lollar struck out. <-21>
    Ron Oester popped up foul down the first base line. <-21>
    Ray Knight struck out. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego leads 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Len Matuszek grounded to second. <--->
    Jerry Martin struck out. <--->
    Mike Schmidt grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Philadelphia trails 3 to 1.

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

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Keith Moreland was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    Jim Essian struck out. <--1>
    Matt Keough struck out. <--1>
    Rudy Hernandez singled back through the middle. <-21>
    Dave McKay hit an infield single to first. <321>
    Gary Hargis singled to right for two RBIs. <3-1>
    Len Matuszek struck out. <3-1>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Mark Brouhard grounded to second. <--->
    Steve Yeager grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Bucky Dent grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 3.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Jerry Martin flied out to center field. <--->
    Mike Schmidt singled to center. <--1>
    Mike Schmidt was caught stealing second. <--->
    Keith Moreland walked. <--1>
    Howie Krasc now pitching for the Padres. <--1>
    Jim Essian grounded to the shortstop. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, the game is tied at 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    The Phillies guarded the lines.
    Howie Krasc singled to right field. <--1>
    Ron Oester laid down a sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher. <-2->
    Ray Knight singled up the middle. <3-1>
    Al Greene grounded to second, scoring a run. <--1>
    Al Greene was caught stealing second. <--->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego leads 4 to 3.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Lonnie Smith pinch hit for Matt Keough. <--->
    Dai Boyd came in to play Second Base. <--->
    Lonnie Smith grounded to third. <--->
    Rudy Hernandez popped up to short. <--->
    Dave McKay singled to center field. <--1>
    Gary Hargis singled to left. <-21>
    Len Matuszek struck out. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Philadelphia trails 4 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Jay Baller now pitching for the Phillies. <--->
    Pat Spratt walked. <--1>
    Paddy Moira laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Mark Brouhard struck out. <-2->
    Tom Chism pinch hit for Steve Yeager. <-2->
    Tom Chism was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Bucky Dent flied out to center. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego leads 4 to 3.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Jay Aldrich now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Mike Scioscia came in to play Catcher. <--->
    Jerry Martin homered into the left field bleachers. <--->
    Mike Schmidt struck out. <--->
    Keith Moreland singled to center. <--1>
    Jim Essian laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Tim Flannery pinch hit for Jay Baller. <-2->
    Tim Flannery walked. <-21>
    Rudy Hernandez grounded to third. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, the game is tied at 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    The Phillies guarded the lines.
    Stefan Wever now pitching for the Phillies. <--->
    The Phillies guarded the lines.
    Garry Templeton pinch hit for Jay Aldrich. <--->
    Garry Templeton grounded to first base. <--->
    Dai Boyd singled to center field. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Ray Knight laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Al Greene walked. <-21>
    Pat Spratt singled to left, scoring a run. <3-1>

    PADRES WIN: 5-4
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
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    Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres
    June 20, 1982
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
          Phillies (PHI) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1    4 13  1
            Padres (SDP) 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1    5  9  0
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Rudy Hernandez (SS)           5  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .251
    Dave McKay (2B)               4  4  1  1  0  0  0  0    .280
    Gary Hargis (1B)              5  3  0  0  0  3  0  0    .304
    Len Matuszek (LF)             5  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .230
    Jerry Martin (CF)             3  1  2  1  1  1  1  0    .302
    Mike Schmidt (3B)             5  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .230
    Keith Moreland (RF)           3  2  1  1  0  0  0  0    .319
    Jim Essian (C)                4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .243
    Matt Keough (P)               3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .190
     Lonnie Smith (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .143
     Jay Baller (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Tim Flannery (P)             0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .407
     Stefan Wever (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       38 13  6  4  1  4  8  0
    
       2B:  Gary Hargis (18), Len Matuszek (13)
       HR:  Jerry Martin (11)
       HBP:  Keith Moreland
       CS:  Mike Schmidt
       E:  Mike Schmidt
    
                PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Matt Keough  7.0  7  3  0  4  4  4 113   3.04
                  Jay Baller  1.0  0  2  0  0  0  1  21   3.93
                Stefan Wever  0.2  2  1  0  1  1  0  19   3.42
                      TOTALS  8.2  9  6  0  5  5  5 153
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Oester (2B)               3  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .317
     Dai Boyd (P)                 1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .275
    Ray Knight (3B)               4  3  0  0  0  0  1  0    .332
    Al Greene (RF)                4  0  1  0  0  1  0  0    .264
    Pat Spratt (1B)               3  1  2  0  0  1  1  0    .377
    Paddy Moira (CF)              3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .305
    Mark Brouhard (LF)            4  1  0  1  0  0  2  0    .226
    Steve Yeager (C)              2  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .250
     Tom Chism (P)                0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .400
     Mike Scioscia (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    Bucky Dent (SS)               3  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .296
    Tim Lollar (P)                2  1  0  1  0  2  1  0    .500
     Howie Krasc (P)              1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .333
     Jay Aldrich (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Garry Templeton (P)          1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .226
    TOTALS                       31  9  6  5  0  5  5  0
    
       3B:  Tim Lollar (1)
       CS:  Pat Spratt, Al Greene
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Tim Lollar  6.2  9  5  0  3  3  6 136   4.05
                 Howie Krasc  1.1  2  0  0  0  0  1  21   4.31
                 Jay Aldrich  1.0  2  1  1  1  1  1  23   3.38
                      TOTALS  9.0 13  6  1  4  4  8 180
    
         WP: Jay Aldrich (10-1)
         LP: Stefan Wever (1-1)
    
         Temperature: 84F
         Wind: 12 MPH (in from center)
         Attendance: 43,184
         Time: 3:26
    
    Padres (64-20) lead the NL West by 19 games over the Braves (46-40)
    "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"

    May 1st 1982

    Padres looking good

    by Al Terego

    Once again, Our Town stands at the portal of a new baseball season, aglow with the San Diego Padres wonderful season past, and agog for what the season presently holds for it.

    The "Grapefruit" season was encouraging; The Padres tied with their latest nemeses, the Cincinnati Reds for the unofficial pre-season honours, each sporting an excellent .666% winning record of 14-7, indicating some promising clashes between the two in the coming season

    The heroes of the season past, Patsy Spratt, Paddy Moira, Ray Knight, Craig Mitchell, Brian Allard and Rusty Gerhardt again showed fine form and will, no doubt, prove valuable assets to the Club as will new chums outfielder, Al Greene, who slugged a remarkable 14 homers during the brief pre-season, and Micheal "Limey" Targret who won four of his five starts.

    The Expos may not be the threat to the Padres which they have been for the past few years; whilst competitive enough to vie with the Cads and the Cubs, both of which teams headed them in the unofficial "Grapefruit" table, although the 'Spoes played fewer games than they, and with their early prospects being blighted by the loss of 21-game winner, Al Hodge being out with an upper body injury for the first two months of 1982 play, the Montreal side does not seem to have the strength to outlast that competition in the regular season, although they did introduce some interesting new faces during March, including a couple of infielders Ray Cosey, and Guy Sularz who've been kicking around in the Montreal affiliates for the past few years, and Ray Chadwick. a 19-year-old starter who looked good in his only outing during March.

    But the teams to beat, according to the bookmakers' odds in this coming summer, are the Reds, the New York Mets, and, of course, the mighty San Diego Padres who are tipped to win it all, once more.
    -30-
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    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    April 30th 1982

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    So it begins, People. Once again, this country is at war. It's a different campaign from that of the Korean War, and the Suez Canal operation.
    During the first, we Brits were a mere contingent in a "United Nations" i.e mainly American force, in Suez we teamed up with the French and Israelis to take back the Canal from Colonel Nasser....we were winning, too, until the Yanks, under president Eisenhower the good friend in our so-called "special relationship" pulled the plug on us all by playing ducks and drakes wih our money -supply. With friends like these...what Ike did, then, still rankles in this country.

    And now, although the Brits have already won the first skirmishes, in capturing the approach to the Islands, the Argentinian garrison in South Georgia surrendering, after reportedly, Reagan is riling the Iron Lady, sending his Secretary of State General Haig to urge her to "negotiate" with the Argentine junta, who right now, have sent their troops swarming all over this vitrtually unarmed British colony. Margaret's answer, apparently, was Churchillian in tone..."We will not appease aggression" https://www.google.com/search?q=The+...t=firefox-b-ab

    Ronnie, then, who is reputede to adore our Maggie, then got on the blower to her, himself, to plead with her to hold off, because he doesn't want the neighbouring South America to go Commie. Imagine, people; a Continent full of higher ups farther -right than Adolf Hitler ever was, turning Red? Mr President, what have you been smoking?

    Anyway, the die is cast, the battle is on, may the best woman win.

    By the way, people, right is on our side - Argentina has no legit claim to it; the following document proves this

    "1850: Britain and Argentina sign the Arana-Southern Treaty “Convention between Great Britain and the Argentine Confederation, for the Settlement of existing Differences and the re-establishment of Friendship”. Several historians (Argentine, British and Latin American) consider this has a negative impact upon Argentina's modern sovereignty claim.

    Compared to the above crisis, much of which also happened this month seems small beer. By Proclamation of the Monarchy of Canada, Queen of Canada on Parliament Hill, Canada,,,blah-bah-blah, Her Majesty signed off on this country's responsibility to this big country with a thin population, and even smaller aspirations. You're welcome, Johnny Canuck.

    And as one conflict begins in the South Atlantic, another draws to an end in the Middle East for it was in April that Israel completed its withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula in accordance with the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty of 1979.

    So it goes, People...that's why wars can never be "abolished" as the peaceniks demand...there's always going to be some lunatic in high places who gets too big for his britches, and starts something...besides our backlog of history is coming back to haunt us...all the peoples of the world that we and the other former Powers of our glory days of Empire- Spain, France, Holland, England et all, want their freedom back, now - by fiat or by firepower.
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    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
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    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    American League at National League
    July 10, 1982

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Tony Brizzolara takes the mound for the National League.
    U L Washington singled to left. <--1>
    Mitchell Page struck out. <--1>
    The American League put on the hit and run.
    Bill Buckner flied out to right. <--1>
    U L Washington stole second. <-2->
    Tony Brizzolara threw a wild pitch. <3-->
    Carlton Fisk grounded to second. <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
    Jack Morris takes the mound for the American League.
    Dave Collins grounded to short. <--->
    Ron Oester grounded to second. <--->
    Pat Spratt 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
    Tony Armas grounded to first. <--->
    Doug DeCinces grounded to third. <--->
    Brian Downing singled to short right-center. <--1>
    Jose Baez grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Andre Dawson grounded to third. <--->
    Ted Simmons singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Billy Conigliaro flied out to center field. <--1>
    Kurt Bevacqua struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    George Brett pinch hit for Jack Morris. <--->
    Alan Fowlkes now pitching for the National League. <--->
    George Brett flied out to right field. <--->
    U L Washington reached first on a fielding error by the first baseman. <--1>
    Mitchell Page lined out to center. <--1>
    Bill Buckner lined out to short. <--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
    Mike Boddicker now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Dave Concepcion lined out to right. <--->
    Gary Rajsich pinch hit for Alan Fowlkes. <--->
    Gary Rajsich grounded to second. <--->
    Dave Collins grounded to second. <--->
    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
    Brian Allard now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Carlton Fisk singled to left field. <--1>
    Tony Armas flied out to center. <--1>
    Doug DeCinces walked. <-21>
    Brian Downing singled to left. <321>
    Jose Baez grounded back to the pitcher, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Aurelio Rodriguez pinch hit for Mike Boddicker. <3-1>
    Aurelio Rodriguez grounded to short. <3-1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, American League leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Ron Guidry now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Ron Oester grounded to first base. <--->
    Pat Spratt singled through the left side. <--1>
    Andre Dawson 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 fourth, National League trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    U L Washington walked. <--1>
    Mitchell Page grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Bill Buckner grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Carlton Fisk struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, American League leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Ted Simmons flied out to center. <--->
    Billy Conigliaro singled to center. <--1>
    Kurt Bevacqua struck out. <--1>
    Dave Concepcion grounded to first. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, National League trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Tony Armas grounded to third. <--->
    Doug DeCinces grounded to second. <--->
    Brian Downing popped up to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, American League leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Bobby Valentine pinch hit for Brian Allard. <--->
    Bobby Valentine popped up behind home plate. <--->
    Dave Collins grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Ron Oester grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, National League trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Jose Baez grounded to third. <--->
    Dan Gladden pinch hit for Ron Guidry. <--->
    Dan Gladden doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    U L Washington grounded to third. <-2->
    Mitchell Page struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, American League leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Doug Jones now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Pat Spratt flied out to left. <--->
    Andre Dawson flied out to left. <--->
    Ted Simmons doubled to the wall in right. <-2->
    Billy Conigliaro doubled to deep left field, scoring a run. <-2->
    Kurt Bevacqua grounded to second. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Bill Buckner grounded to second. <--->
    Carlton Fisk singled to center. <--1>
    Tony Armas walked. <-21>
    Jay Aldrich now pitching for the National League. <-21>
    Doug DeCinces homered over the left field fence for three RBIs. <--->
    Brian Downing struck out. <--->
    Jose Baez flied out to left field. <--->
    3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, American League leads 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Jim Kern now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Dave Concepcion struck out. <--->
    Dave Machemer pinch hit for Jay Aldrich. <--->
    Dave Machemer singled through the right side. <--1>
    Dave Collins popped up to first. <--1>
    Ron Oester walked. <-21>
    Pat Spratt singled down the third base line, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Andre Dawson grounded to first. <3-1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, National League trails 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Donnie Moore now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Carney Lansford pinch hit for Jim Kern. <--->
    Carney Lansford popped up to second. <--->
    U L Washington flied out to right. <--->
    Mitchell Page singled through the left side. <--1>
    Bill Buckner struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, American League leads 4 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Steve Howe now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Ted Simmons flied out to left. <--->
    Billy Conigliaro grounded to second. <--->
    Kurt Bevacqua singled through the right side. <--1>
    Kurt Bevacqua took second on defensive indifference. <-2->
    Dave Concepcion dribbled weakly in front of home plate. <-2->

    AMERICAN LEAGUE WIN: 4-2
    "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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    1982 All-Star game
    
    American League American League at National League National League
    July 10, 1982
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
    American League (AL) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0    4  8  0
    National League (NL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0    2  8  1
    
    AMERICAN LEAGUE              ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    U L Washington (SS)           4  1  1  0  0  0  0  1    .306
    Mitchell Page (LF)            5  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .350
    Bill Buckner (1B)             5  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .341
    Carlton Fisk (C)              4  2  0  2  0  0  1  0    .308
    Tony Armas (CF)               3  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .307
    Doug DeCinces (3B)            3  1  1  1  1  3  0  0    .310
    Brian Downing (RF)            4  2  0  0  0  0  1  0    .349
    Jose Baez (2B)                4  0  0  0  0  1  0  0    .327
    Jack Morris (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     George Brett (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .351
     Mike Boddicker (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Aurelio Rodriguez (P)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .324
     Ron Guidry (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Dan Gladden (P)              1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .337
     Doug Jones (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Jim Kern (P)                 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Carney Lansford (P)          1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .318
     Steve Howe (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       36  8  3  4  1  4  5  1
    
       2B:  Dan Gladden
       HR:  Doug DeCinces
    
       DP:  Bill Buckner, Jose Baez, U L Washington
    
                               ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Jack Morris  2.0  1  0  0  0  0  1  23   2.40
              Mike Boddicker  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  15   3.56
                  Ron Guidry  3.0  2  0  0  0  0  1  35   2.84
                  Doug Jones  1.0  2  0  0  1  1  0  16   2.28
                    Jim Kern  1.0  2  1  0  1  1  1  24   3.72
                  Steve Howe  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  0  16   2.07
                      TOTALS  9.0  8  1  0  2  2  3 129
    
    NATIONAL LEAGUE              ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Dave Collins (CF)             4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .337
    Ron Oester (2B)               3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .314
    Pat Spratt (1B)               4  2  0  0  0  1  0  0    .386
    Andre Dawson (RF)             4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .314
    Ted Simmons (C)               4  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .255
    Billy Conigliaro (LF)         4  2  0  0  0  1  0  0    .295
    Kurt Bevacqua (3B)            4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .328
    Dave Concepcion (SS)          4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .298
    Tony Brizzolara (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .082
     Alan Fowlkes (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .136
     Gary Rajsich (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .319
     Brian Allard (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .094
     Bobby Valentine (P)          1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .302
     Rusty Gerhardt (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
     Jay Aldrich (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Dave Machemer (P)            1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .323
     Donnie Moore (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       34  8  1  2  0  2  3  0
    
       2B:  Ted Simmons, Billy Conigliaro
       GDP:  Andre Dawson
       E:  Pat Spratt
    
                               ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
             Tony Brizzolara  2.0  2  0  0  0  0  1  34   2.39
                Alan Fowlkes  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  16   3.33
                Brian Allard  3.0  2  2  0  1  1  1  53   1.48
              Rusty Gerhardt  1.1  2  1  0  2  2  1  25   1.68
                 Jay Aldrich  0.2  1  0  1  1  1  1  12   3.55
                Donnie Moore  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  1  10   2.42
                      TOTALS  9.0  8  3  1  4  4  5 150
    
         WP: Doug Jones
         LP: Rusty Gerhardt
         SV: Steve Howe
    
         Temperature: 90F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 2:56
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    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
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    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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

    The "San Diego Clarion"

    June 5th 1982

    Two stunning finds

    by Al Terego

    Today once again, as now seems to be the custom, this reporter was privileged to be present as Dan Conway and his coaches mused over this year's Amateur Draft.

    They conducted their usual preliminary scan of the depth charts of both the major league Padres, and their AAA affiliate, the Portland Beavers, and were collectively astounded to see that they were absolutely choc-a-bloc with talent in all departments...they could, in theory, skip this year's Draft altogether - as well as that of next year, probably.

    The Franchise presently contains no fewer than 48 top-class 1st stringers - 6 Outfielders, 8 infielders, 5 first-basemen, 5 catchers, 10 starting pitchers, 10 relievers. Any one of the above would fit in to the present juggernaut Padres team which is currently rolling over the rest of the League.

    The only department which has a hint of sparseness is that of third base...the Franchise has a mere three top -class athletes there, those who can both hit consistently, and field soundly at the hot corner, which is so notorious for producing errors.

    The General Manager and his cohorts came to the conclusion that they will have to do a heck of a lot of trading, this year, to get the numbers down to these 48 (All told, there are about 100 players between the two teams)

    But the first problem was...who to pick in this year's Amateur Draft? As usual, Dan Conway, for a first pick, opted for a sure-handed young third baseman, rarer than hen's teeth in baseball, normally, but in going down this year's Amateur Draft roster, the boys were again astonished to see that there were no less than three who met Dan Conway's idea of perfection - a third baseman with a batting average of over .300, an OBAS of over .700, and a fielding average of.750 or better.

    And would you, Gentle Reader, believe, that we found the most promising one of all, was likely to be called late in the Draft. He is Chip Hale, 17 years old, and besides meeting the above hitting criterions, ha boasted a .800 fielding rating at the hot corner - stats that a top short-stop would be proud of. Yet he was rated by the Amateur Draft selectors, at a mere 71, which would normally render him to be overlooked until the fifth or sixth round of selections. Go figure

    The guys almost drooled over this prospect and were mystified as why he was rated so low. The question was, should they gamble, on Hale being available in the later rounds, while they picked two other higher- rated third-baggers Bert Harris and Tommy Shields who had similar great hitting stats, but their fielding ratings in the middle .700s were excellent, but nowhere near the standard set by Hale?

    Dan Conway made the decision "I always go for stats over ratings..." he declared " ..., and I bet a lot of other managers do, too, so lets grab Hale right away, then any decent hitters, then pitchers"

    The results of the Draft are published in another part of the paper, here are Conway and company's selections :

    3B Chip Hale
    3B Tommy Shields
    RF Jose Canseco
    SP Jim Pena
    RP Willie Fraser
    RP Ron Rightnowar
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    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
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    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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