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Page 10- The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, October 4, 1988

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Bench
Continued from Page 9
fumble occurred when Wisconsin
quarterback Lionell Crawford lost
control of the ball on an option play.
The Wolverines' Todd Plate
proceeded to deflect the ball, and it
landed in the hands of Evans.
"I caught the ball, and I stopped
and turned around and decided to run
for it," Evans said. "Then I
remembered our coach telling us,
'All you linemen, whenever you
have the ball, down it. Don't be a
ding-a-ling and try to run to the end
zone."'
EV ANS, whose playing time
may increase due to John Herrmann's
back injury, felt anxious to get into
the game.
"It's kind of hard waiting,
knowing that you're going to go in
there sooner or later, but you don't
know when."
Blue Banter
-Against Michigan State, will
Michigan run the conservative

offense it ran against Notre Dame, or
the more wide-open type offense it
ran against Miami?
"That's a very good question and
I'm going to take the fifth on it,"
Schembechler said. But, he added,
"Seven pass interceptions last year
(against Michigan State) is not
backing us down from throwing."
-Schembechler was asked if
Michigan State would be hungrier
than Michigan for a victory this
Saturday. "I doubt that they could be
any hungrier than we are. Thank
you," he said.
-Schembechler later was asked if
Michigan State's offense has been
too predictable this year. "How could
I say anything about anybody else's
offense?" Schembechler said,
laughing. "You know what I mean?
That's been the rap against me for 20
years." Schembechler added that he
might catch up to football's modern
innovations in another 20 years.
-Remember the days of the Big
Ten's big two and little eight? Try
big eight and little two,
Schembechler said at Monday's press
luncheon.

THE SPORTING VIEWS

Will the Mets win...
BY ANDREW GOTTESMAN
Brothers at every fraternity I rushed asked me who I thought would
win the National League Pennant.
I, being from New Jersey, responded, "The Mets."
I didn't get a bid.
But I still think the Mets will beat the Dodgers.
So what if L.A. has the second best staff in the league; the Mets have
the best in the majors - and they have a pitcher with only nine fingers
in Bob Ojeda.
After Hershiser, the Dodgers will go with John Tudor, Tim Leary and
rookie Tim Belcher. They won't even have Fernando "The Gut"
Valenzuela.
FOR THE METS, Dwight Gooden isn't even the best starter on
the team anymore - that's David Cone, who was 20-3 on the season.
Cone also finished ahead of Hershiser's 2.26 ERA with a 2.22 average
of his own.
After those two, the Mets suffer no Dodger-like decrease in quality.
Darling will start game three back at Shea Stadium, where he is at his
best, and Sid Fernandez, who has 189 strikeouts in 187 innings, will
complete the rotation.
As for relief, the Dodgers are relying on Met throw-away "Messy"
Orosco and Jay Howell, while the Mets will counter with Randy Myers
and Roger McDowell, who combined for 41 saves.
The Mets also have the advantage in terms of offense.
Darryl Strawberry led the league in homers with 39, drove in 100
runs and stole 29 bases. Kevin McReynolds batted .300 with runners in
scoring position, had 99 RBI's and was 21 for 21 in stolen bases.
AS FOR KIRK GIBSON, if he gets any more discouraged after
the Met pitchers strike him out three times a game, he'll be arrested for
assault.
The last reason the Mets will have no trouble sending Lasorda off to
Momma Leone's after the fourth game at Shea is that the Mets could
beat them with their "B" team.
With Dave Magadan, Lee Mazzilli, Tim Teufel, Mackey Sasser, Len
Dykstra and Howard Johnson all on the bench, the Met manager could
be Bullwinkle, and they'd still win.
I'm not ashamed to say it at Hill: "LET'S GO METS!"

Two opposing views
on Mets vs. Dodgers
...or can the Dodgers prevail?
BY ADAM BENSON
Tonight, the Los Angeles Dodgers will host the first game of the
1988 National League Championship series against the New York
Mets. The second Bush-Dukakis debate will also be in Los Angeles.
Hmmm...
It's all clear to me now. George Bush is doubling as Mets outfielder
Darryl Strawberry, and Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson is Michael
Dukakis.
TAKE MY WORD for it. Stop reading that stats-o-babble from
my Garden State-based adversary. Especially, if you sport a bronze tan,
and you bleed Dodger blue. When was the last time you listened to
someone from New Jersey anyway?
Notice Bush's speech in the first debate? At times, it seemed Run-
DMC did a Bush re-mix on the debate's audio portion. Bush couldn't
deliver that scoring punch.
His alter ego, Strawberry, has a similar problem. The Straw's
batting average is under .200 with runners in scoring position. The
Mets depend on other weapons, like Kevin McRenyolds and Gregg
Jefferies, to drive in runs.
THE DUKE developed his defense plan while in left field at
Dodger Stadium. Gibson is one of the poorest defensive outfielders in
the National League.
Gibson plays behind the best arms in the National League, like Orel
Hershiser, John Tudor, and Tim Leary. They should be enough to blow
up the Mets four times over. Who needs defense with that arsenal?
Gibson will also be troubled by a bad knee.
Expect this series' hero to be a lesser known player, not one of the
superstars. The Mets have superior talent, but the Dodgers have quality
players too. Steve Sax and Mike Marshall are two of 12 Dodgers who
will be free agents this winter. The NLCS is where they can showcase
their talents. The Dodgers are proven, and do not have the pressure of
being favorites.
The Mets look to coast past the Dodgers, as they did in the season.
McRenyolds and Jefferies will need to produce. If the Dodgers super
staff can shut down those two hitters, they will effectively neutralize
the Met offense.

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Sabo
Continued from Page 9
All-State in baseball.
After high school, Sabo was
drafted by the Montreal.Expos in
the 30th round. Chris decided to
attend Michigan instead. "I planned
to go to college and Michigan was
the best around. I always liked the
Wolverines."
AT MICHIGAN Chris helped
lead the Wolverines to two
appearances in the College World
Series' final eight, including a fifth
place finish in his first season in
1981, and a third place finish in
1983. As a senior, Sabo hit .368
with 16 homers, and was named to
the All-American team.
Sabo credits his years at
Michigan for making him the great
fielder he is today. "It took a lot of
hard work. I wasn't good when I
went to Michigan."

Middaugh, however, doesn't take
the credit for Sabo's success.
"Don't think we did any miracles
with Chris. Chris was very
talented, very intense, when he got
here. We were fortunate that he
chose to come to Michigan."
Sabo, once considered a runaway
favorite for Rookie of the Year,
will now share votes with Mark
Grace of the Chicago Cubs. Sabo's
offensive production had tailed off
considerably at the end of the
season. His batting average slipped
to .273 by season's end.
It is possible that the pitchers
had gotten used to Sabo. It is also
possible that Sabo had been playing
hurt, as he was recently plagued by
a groin injury.
"I wouldn't be surprised
knowing Sabes," said Middaugh.
"He would probably play with a
broken leg. If he has some aches
and pains he will continue to play
- he's a team guy."

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