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18A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 23, 1997

Cleveland truimphs to lock series at two

CLEVELAND (AP) - This World Series
game had all the elements: snow, wind, record
cold and another big night by Sandy Alomar.
On an evening when flurries fell at Jacobs
Field, the only thing that accumulated were runs
by the Indians. Manny Ramirez and Matt
Williams homered as Cleveland beat the Florida
Marlins 10-3, evening the Series at two wins
Alomar had three of the Indians' 15 hits and
drove in three runs, ensuring the Series will
return to Miami this weekend.
It will surely be warmer at Pro Player Stadium
than in Cleveland. The 38 degrees at the start
made it the coldest since World Series tempera-
tures have been recorded since 1975, and snow
fell for the first time in the Fall Classic since
Game I in 1979 at Baltimore.
The weather, though, had little impact on this
Instead, the Indians took a 6-0 lead after three
innings and were never threatened. Jaret Wright
outpitched Tony Saunders in a matchup of rookie
starters as the Indians won before a crowd of
Game 5 will be tonight. Orel Hershiser will
start for the Indians against rookie Livan
Hernandez in a rematch of Game 1, won by
Despite all the Indians' hits, Marquis Grissom
had none. He went 0-for-4 and ended his 15-game

hitting streak, two short of the Series record held
by Flank Bauer.
Wright, 21, improved to 3-0 in the postseason.
He gave up three runs and five hits in six innings
and is now 9-0 when pitching after an Indians'
loss - not bad for someone who started the year
in Double-A.f
The unusual weather was the focus before the
game. The Indians took batting practice in snow
showers as the stadium sound system played
"Winter Wonderland" and "Jingle Bell Rock"
among others.
The snow did not seem to affect play, howev-
er. It was nothing like Game 3, when the blustery
conditions contributed to 17 walks and six errors
in Florida's wacky 14-11 victory.
The Indians scored in the first inning for the
fourth straight game. Saunders struck out leadoff
batter Bip Roberts, but it was all downhill for the
young lefty after that. Omar Vizquel singled and
Ramirez followed by going the opposite way for
his fourth home run of the postseason, a drive
into the right-field stands.
The crowd got another chance to let loose
moments later when Matt Williams singled with
two outs and scored on Alomar's double, making
a neat hook slide to avoid catcher Charles
Johnson's swipe tag.
Florida, which committed half of the six errors
in Tuesday night's game, made two wild throws
in a three-run third that finished Saunders.

Ramirez drew a leadoff wxalk and moxed up on
Saunders' poor pickoff attempt. David Justice got
an infield single that shortstop Edgar Renteria
threw away when his back foot slipped on the
dirt, and Alomar added an R1I single.
Rookie Antonio Alfonseca relieved with the
bases loaded and no outs. Tony Fernandez hit an
RBI single that made it 6-0, but Alfonseca retired
the next three batters without any more damage.
Alfonseca, who replaced injured Alex
Fernandez on Florida's roster for the Series,
pitched three scoreless innings.
Jim Eisenreich, whose home run began
Florida's rally from a 7-3 deficit in Game 3, hit
an RBI single in the fourth that made it 6-1. Only
a nice stop in the hole by Vizquel, who won his
fifth Gold Glove at shortstop earlier in the day,
prevented the Marlins from getting more.
Moises Alou showed no ill effects from a flu
bug when he hit a two-run homer in the sixth as
Florida closed to 6-3. It was his second home run
of the Series.
Eisenreich followed with a single and, as the
fans began to grow anxious, the Indians caught a
break when Johnson hit a line drive that first
baseman Jim Thome caught. Eisenreich was
trapped off the bag, and he and Thome did a lit-
tle dance before the tag was applied to complete
an inning-ending double play.
The Indians added a run in the sixth on a bases-
loaded grounder by Alomar off Ed Vosberg.

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Cleveland evened the World Series at two games apiece last night in the first
Series game in the snow since 1979.

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talk to their employees and servants
about the Michigan State experience.
The results have since been passed on
to welfare officials, but some have
been made public.
Michigan alum: "What did you
learn in East Lansing?"
Spartan One: "Uhhhh. Where?"
Michigan alum: "The place with the
jungle gym. Michigan State."
Spartan Two: "Oh, yeah. It was
pretty cool. There was, like, a lot of
root beer and chicks and stuff."
Spartan One: "We, like, learned that
Michigan sucks, and Michigan State
rocks. And, uhhhh, like, the Wolver-
weiners are impressing us and stuff."
Spartan Two: "Hey, Butt-head. You
mean oppressing us."
Spartan One: "Whoa, yeah. You're,
like, pretty smart."
Spartan Two: "Yeah, I know.
Who: Michigan vs. Michigan State
What: Michigan's seventh game of the

Gimme some nachos."
Interviewers also inquired about two
odd occurrences on the Michigan State
campus. The first was the guarding of
Sparty, the statue many in Fast
Lansing feel is ready to take off for
Ann Arbor at any moment.
Spartan One: "We're, like, gonna sit
here all night and stuff. We can't let it
get away, go to Ann Arbor, and be
cool. It might score or something."
The second issue raised was of the
bonfires that tend to follow important
victories by the Spartans. Would a vic-
tory over Michigan ignite the state?
Spartan Two: "Yeeeeah! Fire! Fire!
Fire! I am the Great Spart-holio! Are
you Wolverines? Fire! Fire! Fire!"
Ahhh. It's nice to see some Spartans
will be prepared for the working
world. Burger King flamebroils its
- Nicholas J. Cosonika canr
reached via e-mail at

season; Michigan State's only game of

the season.
Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing.
When: 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Notable: ESPN's GameDay will broadcast live from just outside the'stadium
starting at 11:30 a.m. on the morning of the game.
Of other Interest: Rumor from East Lansing has it that GameDay's morning
coverage may air footage from Friday night's annual touch football game
between The Michigan Daily and The State News.
Tickets: For Friday's game: free. For Saturday's game: Good luck.

Continued from Page 14A
it. Here's a clue Brian - though your
head may be cloudy from lingering
smoke of the Hash Bash - use a ham-
mer the next time, it hurts less.
But that's enough tarnishing of the
grand University of Michigan, lest we
forget to mention that little Ford
Explorer incident on M-14.
All of this is water under the bridge,
say Michigan fans, it's in the past.
They say there is a new man in
charge of things - athletic director
Tom Goss.
Then just for the new man is a list of
things to do around that "campus" you
call home. Of course, you can't tell -the
difference between the school and Ann
1. Improve that pile of cockroach-
infested bricks you call Yost Ice Arena.
The 1800s motif went out a long time
2. Put a little life in the football sta-
dium maybe, and while you're at it
make a little room for some people.

Most people aren't two inches wide.
3. Improve the football team. ForO
school that prides itself on being the
best nationally, this is just a reminder
that the Wolverine gridders haven't
won a national title since 1948.
One final joke before I leave to go
paint myself Green and White.
A doctor somewhere in a large city
invents a machine that can raise peo-
ples' IQ's. Yet, there is this one fellow
with an IQ of 220 who comes into his
office one day and asks if the machin
will lower IQ's.
The doctor isn't sure, but he will try.
The doc then hooks up the man and his
IQ starts going down. A moment later,
the doctor receives a phone call. He
leaves to answer it and forgets about
the man on the machine.
He comes back later and the machine
reads the man's IQ as 20. The doctor
quickly stops the machine and asks the
man if he can say anything.
The man looks up with a blank star
and says, "Go Blue."
- Marc Vieau is sports editor of
The State News.







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