The Michigan Daily-Thursday, April 6, 1978-Page 11
or season opener
It shouldn't come as a surprise that a et out-crowd will be on hand to
watch the Detroit Tigers play the Toronto Blue Jays today at'1:30.
With one of their most youtliful and t dteais in recent years, the
Tigers will open the 1978 regular season h ing to continue where they left,
off in spring training.
Leaving Florida with an 18-9 mark aihadepite a9- exhibition loss to
Cincinnati at Columbus, the Tigers have surprised a lot of people this year.,
Further adding to the excitement ofOpeiligDaywill be the appearance
of Mark Fidrych on the mound. Fidrych finished spring training with a 4-1
record, and apparently no sign of the armn tt'oubt that prematurely ended
his sophomore season.
Also expected to start are the keystone co hbination of Allan Trammell
and Lou Whitaker at shortstop and secondbase respectively.
Although the crowds have been i'pressive in Detroiton Opening Day,
the home team has not. The last tirrie the 'figers opened with a home victory
was 1972, the year they won the Eastern Divisonof theAmer'can League.
But with Toronto providing the opposidrti, tie prospects of a Tiger
triumph look especially good considering that the Blue Jays have never
beaten Detroit at Tiger Stadium.
CAN YON, BEAVER PA TROL BUMP HEADS
By BILL THOMPSON
Michigan sports fans, weary of tpie
stale football rivalry between Michigan.
and Ohio State, have an alternative,
whether they know it or not. While the
publicized gridders slug it out before
thousands once a year, the intramural
dynasties managed by Jeff Liebster
and Gary and Craig Forhan maintain
an anonymous but equally fierce
These are the kingpins among.
Mlchigan's "professional intramural"
athletes. Each side assembles a team
every year in each sport and both are
constant contenders for any title. This
year should be no different as the up-
coming paddleball championships will
decide the all-around independent IM
champion between Liebster's Canyon
and the Forhan brothers' Beaver
LIEBSTER, a first-year law student,
is a two-time winner of the Riskey
Award as Michigan's top intramural
athlete and lists "IM Sports" as his un-
Aided by Bill Smelko and Barry
Ziker, Liebster takes friends and fellow
law students and molds a team, com-,
plete with tryouts and practices.
"We are competitive individuals,
high school jocks who wanted to com-
pete," asserts Liebster. "IM sports
gives us a goal besides getting A's.':
NOR DOES junior Gary Forhan con-
ceal his competitive nature. "We try to
win because we were brought up that
way," he says. "Winning is fun." He
claims that he and his brother are ac-
tive in intramural sports to "give us
something to do here at the U."
Unlike their varsity counterparts, IM
managers don't chase down hot
s' fight I
prospects in giant recruiting cam-
paigns. "I used to recruit in the old
days," recalls Liebster. "But now the
teams are made up of people in law
school or people I know from being
around Ann Arbor."
"It's not who you have but how you
run it," he adds. "Organization wins in
IM, getting people down there."
BEAVER PATROL also consists
primarily of friends, many from the
Michigan baseball team for which
Craig Forhan is an assistant coach.
Forhan also draws players from the
many athletes living in South Quad
where he is a resident advisor.
Liebster, despite torn ligaments
sustained in competition and the rigors
of law school, intends to keep his sports
"I've had to delegate authority," he,
reveals. "When the question of whether
to do homework or compete in sports
comes up, homework Wins out. When' I
was an undergrad, there was no
question - IM came first."
Craig Forhan's law school graduation
won't stop the Beaver Patrol either.
"We're gonna keep it going," Forhan in-
sists. "We're really fired up for next
year, and we're gonna take it all!"
'WRCN 650 AM and the
Campus Broadcasting present"
Kite FLYING, Live bands: Bob Mo
Synthesis, The Infidels
Sat., April 8, 12 noon to sunset
iss, Big Foot,
Enjoy a fantastic summer at
Crystal Mountain Lodge
Be a member of Crystal's summer entertainment group-the
"Crystalettes Show Band."
Representatives from Crystal Mountain will be on campus to audition vocalists
and instrumentalists on Wednesday, April 12th.
Contact the Summer Placement Office for an audition appointment-
For more information, write or call:
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN LODGE
THOMPSONVILLE, MICHIGAN 49683
By ALAN FANGER
For those of you interested in the
how, when and. where of locker
availability this sumrmer and fall, here
is the tentative schedule issued by the
Department of Recreation Sports:
Anyone currently owning a locker
who would like to renew their ownei-
ship for the spring/summer term may
do so from now until April 28. Those
lockers not renewed will be cleared
April 29-May 2 and resold to persons
desiring a locker for spring/sumrri6
term, on Saturday, May 13 at 9:00 a.m.,
at a price of $7.50 plus a $2.00 refun-
dable lock deposit.
MOST PEOPLE with spring/summer
lockers will be able to renew them for
fall/winter term during the last two
weeks in July and the first three weeks
"We will guarantee that there will be
a number of lockers up for a general
fall sale," said Bill Canning of the
Recreation Department. "We won't
know the exact number, however, until
everything is cleared. There are plenty
of lockers available at the Intramural
Building on Hoover," Canning added.
If you're only staying for spring half-
term but would like a locker, you may
tent one for the regular $7.50 price and
get a 50 per cent refund at the end of the
,half-term. Refunds may be obtained no
later than June 25, however.
SALES TAKE place at the Central
Campus and North Campus Recreation
Buildings, and will be processed on a
first come/first served basis.
Further information may be obtained
! by calling the CCRB at 764-7415, or the
NCRB at 763-4566.
Ohio State 14, MICHIGAN 4
Philadelphia 126. Detroit i15
Atlanta 87, Buffalo 74
Washington 125. Los Angeles 119
Pittsburgh 7. Minnesota 2
Cleveland 5. Chicago (N1, 4
San Diego8. California 4
Texas A & M 1. Houston 0
Atlanta 1, Georgia Tech :3
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