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Orioles rally by Chicago, 5-3

By The Associated Press
BALTIMORE - RIch Dauer's two-run single
keyed a three-run Baltimore rally in the second in-
ning and the Orioles went on to defeat the Chicago
White Sox 5-3 in an American League opener yester-
day behindthe three-hit pitching of Jim Palmer.
It was the 1,000th major league baseball victory for
Baltimore Manager Earl Weaver, the 31st in history
to reach that plateau, and ruined the managerial
debut of Chicago's Don Kessinger.
DAUER GROUNDED his single on a 1-2 pitch from
Jack Kravec after the Orioles had loaded the bases on
an error by first baseman Lamar Johnson and two
With the wind gusting more than 40 mph in chilly
Memorial Stadium, Rick Dempsey's short fly ball to
right fell safely for a single, reloading the bases. Af-
ter Al Bumbry hit into a force play at home plate, the
third run scored on Mark Belanger's sacrifice fly.
Another wind-blown single by Eddie Murray, just
beyond the infield, preceded an RBI force play by

Doug DeCinces in the fifth and Murray singled home
another Baltimore run in the seventh.
PALMER, A 20-game winner in eight of the last
nine seasons, allowed two Chicago hits in the second
when the White Sox scored on a sacrifice fly by Ralph
Garr and a single by Eric Soderholm.
The White Sox scored their final run in the ninth on
Alan Bannister's sacrifice fly.
Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 2
PITTSBURGH - Tenth-inning errors by Willie
Stargell and Dale Berra resulted in an unearned run
that gave the Montreal Expos a 3-2 victory over the
Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday in the baseball opener
for both teams.
The Pirates, who emphasized defensive im-
provement in spring training after leading the
National League with 167 errors last season, commit-
ted a total of five, errors as the temperature dropped
into the low 30s on the wind-swept field.
With the score tied 2-2 in the 9th, Andre Dawson

was hit by a pitch from reliever Kent Tekulve.
DAWSON TOOK second when Tekulve's pickoff
throw got by Stargell at first base. He advanced to
third on a ground out and scored when Ellis Valen-
tine's bouncer was muffed by third baseman Berra.
Elias Sosa pitched the final two innings for Mon-
treal and got the victory.
The Pirates trailed 2-1 into the eighth inning before
Omar Moreno beat out an infield single with two outs
to drive in Phil Garner, who had opened the inning
with a double and took third on a ground out by pinch-
hitter Mike Easler.
MONTREAL scored its first two runs in the fifth
inning off Pirates starter Bert Blyleven, who allowed
five hits and two walks in his seven-inning stint.
Gary Carter opened the Expos' fifth with a homer
over the left field wall. Larry Parrish then singled to
right, took second on* a ground out, and scored on
Dawson's single to left.
The Pirates' first run came in the bottom of the fif-
th on a home run by catcher Ed Ott.

Mother Nature
gives baseball
low priority
The wrath of Mother Nature is upon the
baseball world. In an unprecedented tantrum,
the old matriarch of meteorology has hurled
snow, sleet, hail and high winds in a concerted
effort to prevent the start of this year's
baseball season.
Informed sources at the National Weather
Service believe that the inclement weather
might be due in part either to Mother
Nature's avowed support of the baseball um-
pires' strike, or her public decree that the
Tigers can't start their season until they come
to terms with Rusty Staub.
Whatever the reason, the foul weather has
postponed Opening Day at Tiger Stadium
twice now and promises to send a chill
through Bengal faithfuls today when the
Tigers try it again at 2:15. The only apparent
changes caused by the delay is the insertion of
Dave Rozena for Milt Wilcox as the Tigers'
Opening Day pitcher, and a switch from Steve
Comer to Ferguson Jenkins by the Rangers.
Opening Day tickets will be good for today's
game at Tiger Stadium, while those holding
original Saturday game tickets will be
allowed to use them as rain checks for
another day.
The Michigan baseball team has been
plagued by weather woes, too, as their first
three dates, all doubleheaders, have been
washed out. With only seven days until their
Big Ten opener against Wisconsin, the
Wolverine batsmen have one more reason to

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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, April 7, 1979-Page 9
By Billy Sohn
Weather delays openers ...,
.@,0 changes needed
IT'S SPRINGTIME, and that means baseball. Well, that's what I always
was told. Yet, I have serious doubts due to occurrences in recent days.
Unseasonable weather in the past few days has caused Tiger Opening
Day to be postponed twice. Thursday's opener was hampered by snow, and
yesterday's opener was put off due to cold temperatures and strong winds.
Hence the elements have played havoc with the annual rites of spring,
not to mention Tiger fans' plans. Two days in a row, the trip to Tiger Stadium
was planned, and two days in a row it was altered.
But what can mortals do? Neither Tiger president and general manager
Jim Campbell nor Tiger manager Les Moss can do a thing. And opening day
opponent manager Pat Corrales of the Rangers is helpless too, although I'm
sure he'd rather be in Texas far away from this arctic weather.
So the fans and the leaders of the ball clubs cannot be very thrilled. And
the players, well, they've got to be itching to get out on the field. Why the
Tigers were so frustrated yesterday, that they picked up and hauled them-
selves to none other than Ann Arbor, to loosen up in Michigan's Track and
Tennis Building.
This sort of activity is not fair to the fans or the players and their
organization. Some games have been played, but with many teams in this
region and climate, is it right to start the season so early in April?
If major league officials and owners insist on beginning the baseball
season this early in spring, then perhaps they should consider a couple of
First, a nation-wide movement to make baseball an indoor sport might
work. On the surface, this may sound ridiculous. But think of the
possibilities. Why, baseball could start in March even. A ball player would
never Dlave to worry about losing the ball in the sun, and pitchers would
never have to worry abyout rain delays again. As for owners, the problem of
rain checks would no longer plague club operators.
Another proposal deals with the warm weather of Florida and the
Southwest. Why not start the season down south, and then after two weeks or
so, bring the teams up to their respective cities. Surely by late April or early
May, winter will have called it quits.
However, there is a problem with this suggestion. Starting the season in
the South would surely mean dollars lost. Publicity, television coverage, and
number of spectator seats available would definitely suffer. That's why the
first suggestion is so appetizing for an owner.
Domed stadiums mean the possibility of a longer season, thus more seats to
fill arid more bucks to take in. With baseball being the booming business it is,
owners might look twice.
Perhaps the owners and league officials should reevaluate the 162-game
schedule. The season has grown over the years. Too much growth is not
always good, especially in this case.
Although the schedule has held constant for the past few years (with the
exception of the strike a few years back), those 162 games have been spread
out over a longer time period. Doubleheaders are a dying breed in the world
of baseball. Owners don't rave about them because they're selling one seat
for two games instead of two seats for two games. And players and coaches
look distastefully at them because they mean greater wear and tear on
players' bodies, especially the bull pen staff, where rest is vital to most
relievers' arms.
In order to deal with the weather then, which is the principal concern of
Bengal fans right now, a shorter schedule with a later starting date may be
the answer to Mother Nature's fury. It's evident that she doesn't like the
early start. Neither do the fans.




Bad practices slow tracksters

"Lousy," is the word used by
Michigan track coach Jack Harvey to
describe how practices for the begin-
ning of outdoor season have been going.
"We're going to be behind for sure,"
he said.
The Wolverines will officially begin
the outdoor track season today at
Champaign in a five-way meet with
Illinois, Northwestern, the Chicago
Track Club, and Western Illinois. But
with little outdoor preparation, Harvey
said he doesn't expect much from his

"IT'S JUST pretty loose competition
for us," said Harvey. "We're just gonna
put some people out there on the track
and see how they can do."
The Wolverines have been limited to
"three or four good workouts out-
doors," he added.
"I think you'll see better performan-
ces from our half-milers and longer
distance people. The distance people
are really having some good workouts.
They're not hurt as much by the
weather because they basically train

Tiger GM cries foul

outdoors all year round."
HARVEY SAID that Steve Elliott,
Bill Weidenbach, Dave Lewis, Doug
Sweazey and Dan Heikkinen have been
running the distances well thus far.
The bad weather has hurt the sprin-
ters and hurdlers who have been forced
to work out in the Track and Tennis
Building. The hurdlers have only been
able to run high hurdles outdoors once
for time, said Harvey.
Top short distance runners at this
time are Darold Gholston, Arnett
Chisholm and Ron Steele. Trinidad
freshman top indoor sprinter Andrew
Bruce is currently the only Michigan
athlete sidelined with an injury.
TWO OTHER short-distance runners,
Butch Woolfolk and Marshall Parks,
are missing practice because of spring
football. Both Parks (hurdler) and
Woolfolk (sprints) will miss the first
two meets of the outdoor season before
they return to track April 16.
The first home meet for Michigan is
also the first meet in which a team
score will be kept. The Big Ten indoor
champions Indiana will square off with
Michigan in a dual meet on May 5.

Topic:"Pedagogy and Practice"
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DETROIT (AP) - General Manager
Jim Campbell of the Detroit Tigers is
asking baseball commissioner Bowie
Kuhn to look into "tampering" charges
concerning Rusty Staub.
Staub, who drove in 121 runs last
season as Detroit's designated hitter, is
in a contract dispute with Campbell and
has not reported. He is on the
"disqualified" list and not carried on
the 25-man roster.
Staub, in Detroit to attend teammate
Jason Thompson's wedding yesterday,
was quoted in The Detroit Free Press
as saying several prominent officials
from other clubs have contacted him
concerning his baseball future. He
would not identify them.
"The only objection I have to the
story is the part about clubs contacting
him," Campbell said, at an indoor
Tigers' workout at the Michigan Track
and Tennis Building.
Kuhn "asked me to send him the clip-
ping immediately, which I did," Cam-
pbell said. "There is a very strong edict
on tampering."
Judgment Day
Monday will be an important day for
Coach Scott Ponto and the Michigan
women's gymnastics program.
That's when Ponto and his assistant,
Ginger Robey, will decide whether to
accept a new contract offer from
Women's Athletic Director Phyllis

Ponto and Robey want both an in-
crease in salary and an expansion of
practice space for the upcoming
season. Ocker's offer has thus far fallen
short of their demands, however.
Many team members and recruits
have threatened to quit the squad if
their present mentors do not return
next season.

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