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The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, September 23, 1992 - Page 11

T -H - E
SPORTING VIEWS
Egos overrun the
American pastime
by Michael Rosenberg
The mess that is the 1992 Major League Baseball season will soon
come to a close, to be followed by what promises to be an exciting post-
season featuring, for the first time in recent memory, four evenly matched
teams.
Of course, if you are a Major League Baseball team owner, four evenly
matched teams is not as exciting as eight, twelve, or even (and we know
this is in the back of their minds) twenty-eight evenly matched teams.
The owners have made it clear that they want, among other things, en-
larged playoffs. What do they want, hockey? Next thing you know they
will be (not) showing all their games on SportsChannel America.
The owners recently dumped Commissioner Fay Vincent. As far as I
can tell, his greatest sin was knowing that Chicago is west of Atlanta.
Basically, these are the highlights of the last 18 months in baseball:
MARCH 1991 - Vincent (to owners): "You won't get as much
money from the next TV deal. Stop giving free agents such big con-
tracts."
SEPTEMBER 1991 - Vincent (to owners): "You won't get as much
money from the next TV deal. Stop giving free agents such big con-
tracts."
MARCH 1992 - Vincent (to owners): "You won't get as much
money from the next TV deal. Stop giving free agents such big con-
tracts."
SEPTEMBER 1992 - Vincent gets fired.
LATE SEPT. 1992 - Owners (to each other): "We won't get as much
money from the next TV deal. We shouldn't have given free agents such
big contracts."
Owners say that free agency is not killing them; salary arbitration is.
Of course, arbitrators determine salaries based on free agent signings, but
let's not get bogged down with realities. In truth, salary arbitration has
hurt the owners, which is hilarious, considering that it was the owners
who originally agreed to it.
The owners named Brewers owner Bud Selig interim commissioner.
As far as a permanent commissioner is concerned, the owners want a do-
nothing figurehead as leader of an American institution, which is a good
thing, because it looks like George Bush will soon be looking for a job.
The owners will certainly re-open the collective bargaining agreement
in December, causing long, arduous labor negotiations. Every time these
labor talks occur, the owners go in with no real game plan, and end up
getting crushed. Kind of like the Denver Broncos.
During labor talks, the owners will inevitably say things like, "The
players are lazy and overpaid. They don't love the game like players did in
the past."
This is akin to General Motors workers going on strike, and the CEO
saying, "They make lousy cars anyway. General Motors workers used to
take pride in their work. Not anymore." This is not what you would call
good for business.
The owners are threatening (promising?) to lock out the players for all
of the 1993 season. They say it will be a year of lawsuits, contract strug-
gles and instability for baseball.
Sound familiar?

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Team
Ohio State
Illinois
Penn State
Minnesota
Michigan
Purdue
Iowa
Michigan State
Wisconsin
Northwestern
Indiana

w
7
8
7
9
8
7
8
6
5
5
2

L
1
2
2
3
3
3
4
4
5
6
7

Pct.
.875
.800
.777
.750
.727
.700
.667
.600
.500
.454
.222

Home
5-0
2-0
6-0
2-2
0-0
4-3
5-1
3-0
4-3
1-2
0-1

Away
1-0
2-0
0-1
4-1
2-2
1-0
0-2
1-,2
2-1
2-1
0-2

Neutral
1-1
4-2
1-1
3-0
6-1
.2-0
3-1
2-2
2-3
2-3
2-3

Griddes!
Just drop off your picks at the Student Publications Building at 420
Maynard by noon on Friday to win a $15 gift certificate to O'Sullivan's
Eatery & Pub.
1. Houston at Michigan
2. Purdue at Notre Dame
3. Iowa at Colorado
4. Michigan State at Boston College
5. Missouri at Indiana
6. Minnesota 'at Pittsburgh
7. Northern Illinois at Wisconsin
8. Maryland at Penn State
9. ArizonaFatrMiami (Fla.)
10. Wake Forest at Florida State
11. Louisiana Tech at Alabama
12. Arizona State at Nebraska
13. Cincinnati at Tennessee
14. San Diego State at UCLA
15. North Carolina State at North Carolina
16. Clemson at Georgia Tech
17. San Jose State at Stanford
18. M sippi atGeorgia
1.Virginia at Duke
20. Colgate at Penn
Tiebreaker: Total points: Houston at Michigan
Name: Phone:

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUPS
Sept. 23

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Sept. 25
Sept 26

Indiana State at Illinois
Iowa at Minnesota
Indiana at Michigan
Illinois at Ohio State
Minnesota at Wisconsin
Northwestern at Penn State
Purdue at Michigan State
Purdue at Michigan
Illinois at Penn State
Iowa at Wisconsin
Northwestern at Ohio State
Indiana at Michigan State
Temple at Penn State

Laura Cook, a sophomore outside
hittter for Penn State posted 40 kills
for an attack percentage of .434 in
leading the Nittany Lions to the
championship of the Penn State

Sept. 27

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Team
Iowa
Penrn State
Ohio State.
Michigan
Northwestern
Michigan State

W
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
1

T
0
0
0
0
0
0

Pct.
.000
.000
1.000
.000
.000
.000

W
5
4
3
3
2
1

L
0
0
1
1
3
5

T
0
0
0
0
0
0

Pct.
1.000
1.000
.750
.750
.400
.166

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUPS

Sept. 23
Sept. 25
Sept. 26
Sept. 27

Penn State at Maryland
Michigan State at Ohio State
Northwestern at Iowa

AYE OF E
PAmy Vail, a senior forward for
Northwestern, scored two goals
and an assist in the Wildcats' 5-1
win over Stanford last Sunday.

Michigan vs. Michigan State at Columbus
Northwestern vs. Maryland at Columbus
Iowa at Wisconsin
Michigan at Ohio State
Maryland at Iowa
Michigan State vs. Ohio

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