Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 13, 1988
uggling jugglers juggle
Michigan club catches attention
BY KAREN GROMALA
I stood petrified, unable to move. I was "the
monkey in the middle," standing in between two
jugglers who were tossing clubs at each other.
I was literally in the middle of an interview
with the juggling club. My interview had turned
into a demonstration of juggling tricks. I was
just glad that they weren't demonstrating with
their flaming torches.
I survived the demonstration without any
injuries and managed to learn a little about the
club that most everyone has seen on the Diag on
THE CLUB CONSISTS of about 30
members, who besides scaring journalists, all
share the love of juggling.
The club has been around for a long time, but
it has really grown in the past few years. There
are both beginning and experienced jugglers. The
club meets once a week to socialize, to practice
old tricks, and to learn new ones. Besides doing
these things, club members enjoy teaching
people to juggle.
Club member Eddie Pont said, "Juggling is
fun, and we'd like as many people as possible
to know how to do it. Juggling is really easy to
learn, and it is very relaxing."
I guess I must have looked skeptical because
before I knew it, five members of the juggling
club were placing bets on how long it would take
for Pont to teach me how to juggle.
IT TOOK ME exactly 22 minutes to
master the three-ball cascade, which is the most
basic juggling pattern. I now can vouch for Pont
that juggling is both fun and easy to learn.
It takes longer than 22 minutes to learn the
more advanced tricks in juggling, though. After
mastering the three-ball cascade, the beginning
juggler moves on to other three-ball patterns like
the reverse cascade and the carousel. Once these
are perfected, many jugglers use clubs to do their
juggling tricks. With clubs, they can make
various patterns like the triangle, the star, and the
These tricks are by no means the only ones,
according to Pont. "There are as many tricks as
there are jugglers," he said. To learn new tricks,
many members of the club attend juggling
conventions that take place throughout the year.
The juggling club would like to share all of
its tricks that it has learned and its knowledge of
juggling with as many people as it can. The club
will hold an event called Juggle-Rama on Oct.28
in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union
from 3 p.m. to midnight.
I encourage participation in this event because,
I can now tell you from personal experience that
juggling is both fun and easy to learn, but before
you go take my advice - don't let the club
members use you to demonstrate any tricks.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Los Angeles puts Mets away, 6-0
Dave Stewart, ace starter for the Amerian League champion
Oakland Athletics, will start Game 1 of the World Series
Saturday night. Stewart, who finished the season 21-12,
started twice in the playoffs against Boston and won
Sunday's finale, 4-1. The win gave Oakland a four-game
sweep in the series, the first postseason sweep since the
Cincinnati Reds rolled over the New York Yankees in the
1976 World Series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los
Angeles Dodgers won the National
League pennant last night by beating
the favored New York Mets, 6-0, in
Game 7 behind Orel Hershiser's five-
hitter, completing one of the greatest
turnarounds in major league history.
The Dodgers will host Game 1 of
the 1988 World Series Saturday
against Oakland in a rematch of the
1974 series won by the Athletics in
Hershiser, who finished the season
with a record of 59 consecutive
scoreless innings, started Games 1
and 3 without getting a decision and
saved Game 4. Of the 65 innings
pitched by the Dodgers, Hershiser
accounted for 24 2/3.
He broke the major league playoff
mark of 22 2/3 innings, set in 1986
by Boston's Roger Clemens. The old
NL playoff mark was 18 innings by
Mike Scott of Houston, also in
It is the Dodgers' ninth pennant
since moving to Los Angeles in
1958 and their first since 1981, when
they went on to beat the New York
Yankees in the World Series.
The Dodgers scored first in six of
the seven games against the Mets and
made things easy for Hershiser by
scoring a run in the first off loser
Ron Darling. Los Angeles then
chased him with five runs in the
second as New York made three
sloppy fielding plays.
Tyson hurt again
NEW YORK (AP) -
Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson
has reportedly refractured his right
hand, possibly putting a crimp in his
scheduled title defense on Dec. 17
against Frank Bruno..
Bill Cayton, Tyson's manager,
confirmed Tuesday that he had been
called by promoter Don King from
Cleveland with the news that may
affect the champion's fight schedule.
The latest revelations were
contained in a story in yesterday's
edition of the New York Daily News.
According to reports, Tyson was
hitting the heavy bag in a gym on
King's farm in Orwell, Ohio, when
the injury occurred.
Tyson originally had been
scheduled to start training Monday in
Cayton said he could not be
positive whether the apparent hairline
fracture on the third metacarpal of the
right hand, which Tyson injured in a
street fight with Mitch Green in
August in New York, was new or 4
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blanked the University of Detroit
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The Wolverines (8-3-3) battle
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