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Women's Tennis
vs. Indiana
Saturday
Track and Tennis Building

SPORTS

Softball
vs. Western Michigan
Monday
Varsity Diamond

The Michigan Daily

Thursday, March 31, 1988

Page 7

Athletics

will be

kings of

the

West

By RICHARD EISEN
Ahhh, the smell of spring is in
the air. The robins are once again
chirping, the flowers are once again
blooming and the squirrels are once
again, uh, doing whatever they do.
What all this adds up to is that
baseball season is only four days
away. And that means the fans will
soon be extremely bored by the
American League West.

Yes, another full docket of scin-
tillating Seattle-Texas games. An-
other 13 White Sox-Minnesota
Twins barn burners. None the less,
attention must be paid to the
weakest division in baseball, for two
out of the last three World Champi-
ons, heaven knows, have come from
this division.
So, here it goes. The predictions
I,.

in order of finish are:
-OAKLAND ATHLETICS
(81-81 in 1987, third place, four
games back.) The Athletics will un-
doubtedly win the division. They are
also the only West team that has the
ability to beat the A.L. East Champ.
They are that strong.
The lineup is stacked with
powerful returnees such as Jose
Canseco, Carney Lansford and
Rookie-of-the-Year award winner
Mark McGwire. Last year, McGwire
set the rookie home run mark with
49 dingers.
The Athletics made some great
trades in the offseason, receiving
veteran Dave Parker from the Reds,
who will probably DH. Just the
thought of Parker batting behind
Canseco, McGwire, and Lansford
conjures up images of Sputnik
crashing through the ozone layer.
The pitching staff was decent last
year with 20-game winner Dave
Stewart and excellent left-hander
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Curt Young leading the rotation.
With the additions of top notch
pitchers Bob Welch and Matt
Young, both coming in a trade with
the Dodgers, the staff should be un-
beatable.
If the Athletics, who wish not to
be called the A's anymore, do not
win, they have no one to blame but
themselves.
-KANSAS CITY ROYALS
(83-79, second place, two games
back.) The Royals, under the guid-
ance of new skipper John Wathan,
will finish in the same place they did
last year. The Royals did not play up
to their potential last year, distracted
by many off-field occurrences.
The death of ex-manager Dick

Howser and the announcement that
their left-fielder, Bo Jackson, would
take up football as a hobby in the
off-season, definitely affected the
Royals' play.
Jackson rushed into spring train-
ing with a new sports car, sporting
license plates that read -
"RAIDERS". This no doubt upset
the management, but not enough to
keep him out of the lineup. Jackson,
who is just too potent a weapon to
sit down, will be the starting left'
fielder. Also returning is Kevin
Seitzer, whose .320 plus batting av-
erage nearly won him Rookie-of-the-
Year honors, and good 'ol George
Brett.
Their pitching staff is good, with

THE SPORTING VIEWS

Bret Saberhagen and Charlie
Liebrant, but they traded away good
potential talent in Danny Jackson.
The Athletics, however, will be just
too much for the Royals.
-MINNESOTA TWINS (85-
77, first place, World Champions.)
World Champions Minnesota Twins
sounds weird. It's kind of like saying
Delicious Castor Oil. It just doesn't
sound right. None the less, they won
it all. B-ut don't think they will
come close this year.
The Twins best weapon isn't
even a player, it's a building. The
Humphrey Dome, their home den, is
the most artificial arena in the world.
The grass is made of turf, the walls
are made of Glad Bags, and because
the fences are so low, they extend
them by putting a piece of plexi-
glass on top. And there is something
that resembles a shower curtain out
in right field.
The roof is the same color as the
ball and the crowd noise, if there are
enough fair-weathered fans to fill the
joint, is deafening. Hence, with the
stadium, the Twins have a distinct
advantage over the opposition.
The Twins should thank their
lucky stars for that pinball machine
of a dome, because outside of it they
are awful. The pitching and hitting
which is so great inside the Dome,
fizzles outside. This, including the
strength of Oakland, means that
Minnesota can't slip by this year.
- CHICAGO WHITE SOX
(77-85, fifth place, eight games
back.) This team will surprise you.

Although finishing in fourth doesn't
mean much, the Sox will do some
damage. Everybody from the Loop
to Decoven Street is panicking that
since they traded away their best two
pitchers, Floyd Bannister and Rich
Dotson, the Sox are finished.
Not so. The Sox have some
pitching prospects including phenom
Jack McDowell, who pitched Stan-
ford to the College World Series and
then came to -the majors and did a
great job.
As far as hitting, there will
always be Harold Baines, Carlton
Fisk, and Ozzie Guillen. And now
the Sox have ex-Yankee Dan Pasqua.
Now that Pasqua is out of the the
pressure packed Bronx Zoo, he will
knock the cover off the ball.
-CALIFORNIA ANGELS,
Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers
(75-87, 78-84, 75-87; sixth place,
fourth, sixth; 10 games back, 7, 10;
all respectively.)
C'mon. Who's kidding who,
here. This year, these teams don't
have much of a chance to do any-
thing except cause some periodic
trouble for the Athletics.
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