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Page 14-Thursday, June 4, 1981-The Michigan Daily

4

Fish Tales
By MARK FISCHER

W HEN IT RAINED in Omaha last Monday
night, it poured., And for the Michigan
baseball team, it kept on pouring even after the
precipitation had long ceased.
Before the end of the seventh inning in Monday's
College World Series game between Michigan and
Texas-before the rain stopped play-Blue pitcher
Steve Ontiveros and the rest of the Wolverines
were cruising along with a solid 5-2 lead over the
Longhorns.
Ontinveros was throwing smoke. Since
replacing starting pitcher Rich Stoll in the fourth,
he had given up only two Texas hits. The Michigan
hitters were connecting as well. Even Wolverine
outfielder Dave Stober, who had a regular season
batting average of about .200, had, by the end of
the seventh frame, stroked three hits, including an
RBI double.
Yes, Mo Mentum, that all-time great, that im-
mortal Most Valuable Player, was definitely spor-
ting a Maize and Blue uniform before the rain
came along and chased him off the field and into
the dugout with the rest of the players.
Unfortunately for Michigan, however, Mo star-
ted getting restless just hanging around watching
the puddles get bigger and bigger on the infield

'M' parade rained on ...
SMo switche
grass, and a two-run double.
It was in the bottom of the ninth,
tarpaulin. You see, Mo is always on the move. Mo did the one thing he does better,
He'll lead some people here, and follow other anything else: play tricks with peop
people there, but if you're not going anywhere he make them think-make them th
won't lead or follow you-he'll just leave. about what he's going to do to themn
So instead of sticking around the Wolverines in With no outs and Jeff Jacob
their dugout, Mo got frisky and decided to explore Michigan's Greg Schulte rapped a d
a bit. Sooner or later, he found himself in the head of Texas' Tracy Dophied in le
Texas clubhouse. The next thing anybody knew, sen stopped at third, Michigan w
he was trying on a Texas uniform for size. That's runners on second and third with no,
when the rain stopped. But Mo had gotten to Michigan cc
Minutes later, with Mo no longer in the field daugh's head. Mo had made him thi
" behind him, Ontiveros, whose arm had been get- might happen if the Wolverines didn
ting stiffer and stiffer with every minute of the that particular hit. Middaugh wast
delay, was racked for a run by the Longhorns in Tony Arnold, the Longhorns' ace,
the top half of the eighth. ming up at the time. "I figured we h.
That suited Mo fine. He already had a Texas we could as quickly as we cou
uniform on, and the 'Horns looked like they were Wolverine skipper. You can't real]
going somewhere. Before the inning was over, Mo daugh. After, Mo would have been b
had become a Longhorn. up all the way.
Mo continued to make his presence felt in the top Middaugh, coaching third, s
half of the ninth, as he didn't let the Texas ban- around. Jacobsen was thrown out
dwagon (that he had just jumped on) slow up. spare, thanks to throws by Dophied
Before the Longhorns' turn at bat was done, they Spike Owen-and a little extra push:
had scored three more runs-on two walks, a So now Mo's wearing a Texas un
single that turned into a two-bagger when may not be for long. That's the one
Michigan's Jim Paciorek slipped on the outfield Mo. You see, Mo's a fair weather fri4

d sides
however, that
perhaps, than
le's heads and
ink too much
next.
sen on first,
[ouble over the
ft. Had Jacob-
ould have had
outs.
oach Bud Mid-
ink about what
't get a run on
thinking about
who was war-
ad to get what
ild," said the
ly blame Mid-
acking Arnold
ent Jacobsen
with yards to
and shortstop
from Mo.
iform. But he
problem with
end.

Court etion
taken against
Billy Martin

NEW YORK (AP)-Oakland A's Manager
Billy Martin was charged by a Canadian court
yesterday with common assault in connection
with the on-field bumping of umpire Terry
Cooney ina game in Toronto last week.
Meanwhile, Richie Phillips, an attorney and
the executive director of the Major League Um-
pires Association, said his group planned to take
civil action against Martin in the United States,
seeking an unspecified amount of damages.
In Toronto, Justice Donald Begley said that
Martin would be served with a summons when
the A's next play in Toronto, Sept. 21. The sum-
mons will order Martin to appear in court at a
date not yet set, Begley said.
If convicted of the assault charge, Martin

could face a maximum penalty of six months in
jail and a $500 fine, according to Phillips.
COONEY EJECTED Martin for questioning
ball-and-strike calls during last Friday's game
with the Blue Jays at Exhibition Stadium.
Films showed Martin charging out of the
dugout, bumping Cooney with his stomach and
chest, kicking dirt over the umpire's shoes and,
when Cooney turned away, picking up a handful
of dirt and throwing it at his back.
American League President Lee MacPhail
suspended Martin for seven days, beginning last
Saturday, and fined him $1,000, the stiffest
penalty he has ever imposed against a manager.
Martin appealed the suspension, however, and
was back managing the A's in Chicago Tuesday.

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Connors loses in Open

PARIS (AP) - Stunning upsets
seemed to be the order of the day in
yesterday's French Open tennis tour-
nament. Jose Luis Clerc battled back
from a one-set deficit to defeat Jimmy
Connors in five sets. Clerc won the
deciding set 6-0. Meanwhile, Ivan Lendl
was leading third-seeded John
McEnroe 6-4, 6-4, 2-3 when rain and bad
light ended play for the day.
In the women's tournament, Sylvia
Hanika drummed second seeded Mar-
tina Navratilova out of the tournament,
6-2, 6-4.
All of the matches were in the quar-
terfinals. The women's semifinals are
now set. Hanika will face Andrea
Jaeger, while Chris Evert Lloyd,
defending champion and favorite, will
encounter Hana Mandlikova in the
other match.
New Montreal coach
MONTREAL (AP) - Bob Berry, who
resigned last month as coach of the Los
Angeles Kings after a contract dispute,
stepped into the pressure-packed head
coaching job of the Montreal Canadiens
of the National Hockey League yester-

Berry, who signed a multi-year con-
tract at unspecified terms, became the
third Montreal coach in two years. He
replaced Claude Ruel, who resigned in
April after the Canadiens were
eliminated in three straight games by
the Edmonton Oilers in the preliminary
round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
NHL All-Stars
MONTREAL (AP) - Left winger
Charlie Simmer of the Los Angeles
Kings, who missed the last month of the
regular season with a broken leg, is the
only returnee on the National Hockey
League's 1980-81 first-team All-Star
squad.
Joining him on the first team are cen-
ter Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton
Oilers, right winger Mike Bossy of the
New York Islanders, Dennis Potvin,
also of the Islanders and Randy Carlyle
of the Pittsburgh Penguins on defense
and St. Louis Blues' Mike Liut as the
goalie.

SCORES
American League
Detroit 4, Milwaukee 1
Cleveland 4, Boston 1
California 7, Toronto 6
Texas 6. Minnesota 3
National League
P.ttsburgh3Chicagoa
,wYork 6, Piladelphi 2. .

PN.. . .
JIMMY CONNORS winds up to return the ball against Jose Luis Clerc in the
quarterfinals of the French Open Tennis Championships. Despite jumping
off to a two set to one lead, Connors lost as he dropped the last two sets 7-5, 6-
011 1 1 1 1 1

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