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12 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 17, 1993

Giants happy to get
away from The Bay
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The there's always more pressure," man-
SanFranciscoGiants'seasonhastumed ager Dusty Baker said. "Everybody
so sour so fast that the only hope they wants to know why and a lot of times
can see is getting out of town. there is no reason."
Losers of eight in a row, the former The offense is in a deep funk, and the
NL West frontrunners emerged from a team's two top starters, Bill Swift and
1-8 homestand trailing the Atlanta Burkett, haven't won since Aug. 10 and
Braves by 31/2 games and seeing their 11 respectively.
pennant chances slip away. "It's a number of things," Baker
"I didn't think I'd ever be in a said. "We're not getting the two-out
situation to say I'm glad we're getting hits. Days we pitch well, we don't hit.
away from home," Giants- second Days we hit well, we don't pitch well."
baseman Robby Thompson said. Over the last eight games, San Fran-
"We went through a very bad spell cisco has posted a 5.37 ERA, and sev-
here. We need to get that (intensity) eral of the players the team counted on
back. Maybe on theroad trip we can do during its 123-day reign atop the divi-
some searching, a little gut-check, and sion are struggling at the plate. The
try to get things going again." hard-hit balls that used to find holes are
Since Aug. 24, San Francisco is 1- finding fielders' gloves, with the Giants
11 at home. hitting into 11 double plays during the
"When you're losing at home homestand.
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Smith and Cowboys
finally come to terms

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IRVING, Texas (AP) - Emmitt
Smith and Jerry Jones ended their con-
tract feud Thursday. The cost: millions
of dollars out of Jones' pocket and two
lost football games.
Smith, who had watched on televi-
sion while the defendi , Super Bowl
champion Dallas Cowboys lost both
games they played withouthim, reached
an agreement with Jones that could
make him the highest paid running back
in the game.
Smith's agent, Richard Howell,
scooped Jones on releasing the news.
While Howell's office in Atlanta was
confirming to The Associated Press an
agreement had been reached, Jones'
office in Dallas withheld confirmation
for another 90 minutes.
Cowboys public relations director
Rich Dalrymple finally confirmed
"there has been an agreement in prin-
ciple but the contract has not been
signed."
Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson re-
sponded: "I'll believe it when I see it."
Dalrymple said the contract was
expected to be signed before an 9 p.m.
EDT press conference in the Texas Sta-
dium club. Jones and Smith both will
attend. Jones flew from New York to
Atlanta to pick up Smith after the tenta-
tive agreement had been reached over
the telephone.
No contract terms were immedi-
ately divulged, but Smith had said he
wouldn't sign unless Jones paid him

'Hopefully we can get this
thing turned around and
get back on a winning
track.'
- Emmitt Smith
highest paid running back in
NFL
'Thurman Thomas money."
'Hopefully we can get this thing
turned around and get back on a win-
ning track," Smith said.
"It's definitely going to be differ-
ent, he said. "I think I am in pretty
good shape. How much in shape is yet
to be seen. If I go out and carry the ball
... if I even play this Sunday, I could be
dead tired Sunday night."
The Cowboys owner and-Smith
signed a contract during a news confer-
ence Thursday night. Jones called it a
"win-win" solution.
The contract was expected to be a
four-year deal for approximately $13.6
million, which would be more than
Buffalo pays'Thomas.
He admitted that "if the team had
been 2-0, it's possible that I wouldn't be
here.
Smith said he hoped to be ready to
play on Sunday against Phoenix but
added, "DerrickLassic deserves to start.
I'm not sure how far I can go. It's
possible I could hurt the team more than
help it."

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AP PHOTO
Emmit Smith hugs Thurman Thomas after the Cowboys' Super Bowl victory in January.
With his new contract, Smith eclipsed Thomas as the NFL's highest paid running bacK.
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