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Hockey
vs. Notre Dame.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena

SPORTS

Wrestling
vs. Northwestern
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Crisler Arena

The Michigan Daily

Wednesday, February 8, 1989

Page 11

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White may cover
up real problems

BY JONATHAN SAMNICK
Last week Bill White, a former
player and broadcaster whose
experience in baseball totals 30
years, was named as the new
president of the National League.
He becomes the highest ranking
Black in baseball.
After being pressured repeatedly
by minority organizations, the
search committee in charge of
naming the man to replace A.
Bartlett Giamatti on April 1,
finally bowed to the pressure and
named White.
Is Bill White really the best man
for the job, and does his
appointment help alleviate
baseball's racial problem?
On the surface it looks like
White is just the best B l a c k

candidate for the job. Baseball
owners had to do something in
light of the uproar over the fact that
Blacks are all but excluded from
decision making positions. But
what makes White qualified for the
position and should it have gone to
a Black?
CERTAINLY Bill White is a
good baseball man and knows
enough about the game to make
reasonable judgements. After all,
what does a former college
president, like Giamatti, know
about the nuances of the game?
White will relate well to players
and his judgements will not likely
include suspending a manger for 30
days, a la Giamatti (to Pete Rose).
There are other facets of the job,
and the question remains whether

White should assume such a high
baseball position without previous
administrative experience.
Up until now the highest
ranking Black in baseball has been
Hank Aaron, the vice-president and
director of player development of
the Atlanta Braves. Then in one
swift motion Bill White moved
from out of the broadcasting booth
and onto Park Avenue.
THERE WAS talk in the past
about White, then a Yankee
broadcaster, becoming. either the
general manager or the manager of
the Yankees. If White had changed
jobs the move would not have been
nearly as newsworthy - but it
might have been just as important.
Perhaps even more so.
It seems that baseball higher-ups

White
... as a player, now prez.
thought that to appease the
NAACP and other minority groups
a Black would have to be named
president. Now that White is going
to be the president what will that
do?
There will still be only minimal
representation for minorities in
See WHITE, Page 12

Signing day
How 'M' landed one star recruit
BY MICHAEL SALINSKY
Today is the day. The day football recruits finally get the NCAA's
permission to officially decide what school to attend. The day football staffs
around the country can take out the bubbly, and put away the plop, plop,
fizz, fizz. It's signing day.
But lest you think it's all as easy as signing on the dotted line, here's a
little story about airlines, phone lines, and recruiter's lines. This is how
Michigan landed star tight end Tony McGee of Terre Haute, Indiana.
McGee always had the speed and size to be a prospect so after his sopho-
more year, his coach, Rod Shafer, sent his name to colleges. The result? "I
got letters from all the Big Ten schools and I hardly started," McGee muses.
In his junior year, he did start, starring for South High's championship
team. In May, when colleges could first come in and visit, they came in
droves, a few every day. Michigan, though, may have had a head start.
Wolverine receiver coach Cam Cameron is a South alumnus, and during
McGee's sophomore year he gave a speech to the team.
AFTER THE SPEECH, Cameron had a little impromptu meeting
with McGee - a little rule bending perhaps. "He took me to a back room,
recalls McGee. "He said, 'I've heard good things about you. (If) you work
hard, I'll be back recruiting you."'
Actually it was Bill Harris, Michigan's defensive backfield coach, who
returned to recruit McGee.
But there were also coaches from Indiana, Notre Dame, USC and UCLA
- McGee's other four finalists - "preying" on the 17-year old high school
senior. They would call every week. Michigan made sure to touch base
every few days. Some called at six in the morning.
As McGee neared D-day, everybody made their last ditch ploys. Bobby
Knight and the lieutenant governor of Indiana tried to make McGee a
Hoosier. Michigan's coach Bo Schembechler called him a few days prior to
the announcement. He said "Can I count on you?" McGee answered,
"Coach, I've been with you all along."
OF COURSE, he hadn't been. He was thinking about other schools.
But he chose Michigan. For several reasons.
First, the Wolverines lucked out in that McGee grew up in Grand Rapids
rooting for the Wolverines. And his coach, Shafer, is from Garden City and
admits to still "bleed Blue."
But McGee likes catching the ball, and Michigan doesn't throw a lot to
their tight ends. All the other schools reminded him of that. They told him
he'd be a star at IU. What could Michigan say? They couldn't promise 10
passes a game. But they could promise, at least tacitly, a few
championships, and that maize and blue mystique. McGee told Shafer that
See RECRUIT, Page 12

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Adam Schrager

Real 'disease' appears
to be Boggs' attitude

Coming out of class yesterday, I
felt a certain tinge in my head. My
nose was stuffed and my throat was
continuously parched. I had a
common cold; what I thought was.
the most common disease in the
world, until now.
With the revelation of a "new"
ailment on the Geraldo show and
later confirmed on WNEV-TV by
one of the "afflicted," Boston Red
Sox baseball player Wade Boggs, the
common cold's popularity may end
up a distant second. The
"symptoms" are eyes bulging from
one's head, continual lusting, and a
constant need for sex. The disease is
0 that of being "oversexed."
Is there medical or Latin
terminology for this illness?
Perhaps, homus promiscuous? Let's
clarify the situation.
BOGGS had been having an
affair with Californian Margo Adams
for an extended period of time. After
the situation went public in the
middle of last season, the

controversy caused a great deal of
trouble for Boggs, his wife and
children, and Adams.
Recently, Boggs admitted for the
first time in public that he was
sexually involved with Adams, but
what was so ridiculous was his
explanation why.
The All-Star third baseman
suggested to a Boston sportscaster
last week that he had been suffering
from a disease. Boggs claims that he
was troubled for four years by a
strong need for sex and he realized
that it was a "disease" after watching
a recent Geraldo Rivera talk show.
What may actually be the disease
that Boggs suffers from is that of
watching Geraldo. This whole
situation has about as much sense as
believing that Grenada actually
represented a major threat to the
United States.
MANY QUESTIONS still
need to be answered by Boggs before
this situation gets out of hand. If I
had the opportunity to ask Boggs

questions, the following would be
included:
1) If you had this desire for four
years, how do you know it's gone
now?
2) "Wade Boggs is human and
I'm sorry for what I did," said Boggs
in the interview. But Wade, if you
really have a disease, then can't you
claim you weren't responsible for
your actions?
RECENTLY, it was disclosed
that Boggs and an ex-teammate took
pictures of Red Sox pitcher Bob
Stanley with a woman in bed. There

is suspicion of whether the photos
were used to blackmail Stanley to
keep quiet about Adams.
Regardless of what finally
transpires from this situation, which
could possibly mean Boggs' trade,
the public has been exposed to yet
another paltry excuse for adultery.
Could Boggs have possibly learned
his lesson? After all, he is cured.
Still, I feel it is my job to
reassure Boggs. Maybe I'll send him
a gift.
How about a copy of Fatal
Attraction?

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