Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 28, 1984
Remember that the Weekly Daily
Line can be used for purposes other
than your reading enjoyment. You can
and are encouraged to wager with your
friends and relatives as to who you feel
will win the fierce competition.
The Las Vegas bookmakers released
the latest odds to win the coveted title
earlier this week. Current co-leader
Mike McGraw is listed as a 3-1 favorite.
"Things have been looking up for the
Chicago teams recently," explained
one oddsmaker. "Last year it was the
White Sox, now the Cubs. We think the
trend will continue and McGraw will be
the next Chicagoan to win a major spor-
Katie Blackwell is next up at
4-1. There has been some
question as to whether Black-
well is for real this season,
bolting out to a first-place tie
early in the season. Can she
keep it up during the grueling
month of November? Only
time will tell.
Senior Doug Levy is listed at
6-1. Levy's knowledge of foot- 0
ball is adequate, but the b
parently felt that anyone wh
Go Blue tie in the pres
vulnerable to favo
while making his pi
The collective gu
check in at 20-1. Ti
safe bet because
staff will likely mv
players from the
Territories who hav
concept of Americ
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ookies ap- close to the lead. Finally, Paul
o wears a Helgren comes in at 2,000-1."I know
s box is my picks are stupid when I make them,
oritism but I can't help myself," said the
cks. Westland native following his second
est pickers consecutive sub-.500 week.
his is not a This week we welcome women's
the Daily athletic director Phyllis Ocker to the
ite hockey Daily Line as the special guest star.
Northwest Phyllis was scheduled to appear as a
ve no prior celebrity contestant on the $25,000
an college Pyramid this week, but cancelled in or-
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enture too Daily Line.
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NEW YORK (AP)-Pinch-hitter Don Baker's
Baylor's one-out single in the eighth in- tingly's s
ning snapped a 1-1 tie and gave the New intention
York Yankees a 2-1 victory over the single to
Detroit Tigers last night. Detroit
Bob Shirley, 3-3, making only his Yankees
seventh start this season, allowed one but faile
run on six hits over eight innings, major le
struck out three and walked one. Dave Morris,*
Righetti pitched the ninth inning for his singles o
31st save, out threi
DON MATTINGLY had one hit in nandez s
three at-bats and is leading the sufferedJ
American League in batting at .342, one Lance
point better than teammate Dave Win- Detroit a
field, who is at .341 after.going hitless in Bamd
his only official appearance.
Bobby Meacham opened New York's MILW)
eighth inning with an infield hit to shor- Lachema
tstop off loser Willie Hernandez, 9-3, record in
and continued to second on Doug was fired
throwing error. After Mat-
sacrifice, Winfield was walked
ally and Baylor rapped his
center, scoring Meacham.
I's Jack Morris held the
without a hit for 5 1-3 innings
ed in his bid to become the
eague's first 20-game winner.
19-11, allowed one run on two
over seven innings. He struck
e and walked six before Her-
started the eighth. Hernandez
his first loss since Aug. 14.
Parrish's 32nd home run gave
1-0 lead in the fourth inning.
erger back with Breirs
ann, whose team has the worst
n the major leagues, yesterday
d as manager of the Milwaukee
THE CUBS are in the playoffs.
Ahh. That feels so good, I'm going to say it again.
The Chicago Cubs are in the National League playoffs.
"Enough already!" you moan, lifetime Mets fan that you are.
"Who cares?" you say, knowing that your Padres are going to end the
fairy tale next week.
"Not so loud," most of you threaten, knowing full well that the Tigers ire
going to make it look easy all the way through the Series.
Why then do I boisterously spew my sentiments onto your newspaper
page? Why can I continue to smile regardless of the less-than-overpowering
clinch drive and regardless of any future results? Why am I tempted to
repeat my first sentence over and over until those of you who aren't Cub fans
shred the paper in disgust?
The bottom line is that the Cubs are special, and the Cubs are even more
special when they're winning.
But how can I explain this feeling? How can I communicate why Ryne
Sandberg, Jody Davis and the rest have added so much to my summer? Sin-
ce most of you are involved with the University somehow, I thought it'd be
easiest if I used various classroom perspectives to analyze the joy of Cub
fans the world over.
A class act
My economics professor would call it a simple case of supply and demand.
The supply of wins from Chicago's National League former-joke has been
ridiculously low since the Cubbies' last appearance in post-game play, in
1945. Consequently, when demand, building steadily for all these years; is
finally met, the result is a euphoric burst of "purchasing," in this case
cheering and smiling.
My sociology prof. might say the Cubs
are fulfilling the American Dream -
showing everyone they can succeed
despite the humblest beginnings. But I
dropped the course after a week and a half
so I'd say that explanation is weaker than
Larry Bowa batting lefty.
The psychology department would U .S
theorize that the Cubs touch the loser in all r.
of us. The shrinks, however, miss the fact
that they are pushing an old idea on a new
I don't even have to guess what my
history professor would say because he
told me. A renowned China scholar who
just returned from two years in that country, Chang Chung -shu opened Wed-
nesday's lecture - no joke - by explaining that the Cubs' magic was in thieir
myth. He said people created a special aura about the Cubs to explain the
supernatural fact that they always lost.
Personally, I think geography has a lot to do with it. If you've ever been to
Wrigley Field, you know what I mean. If you've never been, you've got to
make the pilgrimage before you die. Wrigley, and the fact that it's never
open at night, gives the Cubs a uniqueness and charm that words just can't
One plus one...
"So what!" you scream, maintaining your original skepticism.
"Everybody knows school and sports have nothing to do with each other. All
that stuff won't get the Cubs into the World Series."
O.K. I swore off it in 12th grade, but let's go to the math department on this
one. Add one Cubbie victory in San Diego to two sure wins in Wrigley, cour-
tesy of Rick "I-don't-lose-so-don't-mess-with-me" Sutcliffe, and whatdya
The Cubs are in the World Series.
Ahh. That feels so good, I'm going to...
c CERVECERIA MOCTEZUMA. S A
Brewers and replaced by George Bam-
Bamberger, who managed the
Brewers from 1978-1980, was named to
succeed Lachemann by Brewers'
General Manager Harry Dalton.
At a news conference, Dalton said
Bamberger was offered the job
Tuesday and accepted it Wednesday,
signing a two year contract.
Lachemann was not present at the
new conference and could not be
reached for comment. He will manage
the team for the final three games of
the season at home against Toronto.
During Bamberger's tenure with the
team, the Brewers prospered. They
were 93-69 in 1978 and a franchise best
95-66 in 1979.
Major League Baseball
Cleveland 4, Twins 3
Boston 4, BaltImore 2
New York 2. Detroit 1
Montreal 6, St. Louis 3
Cincinnati 2, Atlanta1>(10)
The Law 6, Crossbows 4
Jibber won by forfeit
sigma Chi'A' 5, Sigma Chi B' 3
MOW.,,. You'll drive the revolutionary Dodge
Daytona Turbo through a competition rally course set up right
here on campus Your lap will be electronically timed and the
student with the best* official score wins a trip to Daytona
Beach to compete in the National Grand Finals. Other prizes
will be awarded to 2nd and 3rd place finishers and each hour
spectators and drivers alike will win great campus prizes
Absolutely no purchase is necessary, its all free fun
ZuA... Over $125.000 in prizes will be awarded in the
3rd Annual National Collegiate Driving Championships brought
to you by Dodge and other participating sponsors
National Grand Finals Awards
1st Place $5.000 cash scholarship and use of a Dodge
Daytona Turbo for 1 year
2nd Place $3000 cash scholarship and use of a Dodge
Daytona Turbo for 1 year
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