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Page 18 -The Michigan Daily - Friday, June 1, 1984
Trouble sleeping? Watch the USFL

P LEASE SOMEONE, put it out of its
misery, kill it, bury it, incinerate
it, forget it and pray to God it never
comes back.
What is this sickness - the United
States Football League, a worthless
organization exemplified by greed, formance of the entire first half.
selfishness and lack of talent. The Panther owner Al Taubman better
league is a loser. start giving away ten automobiles at
Last Sunday the Philadelphia Stars every home conteat becauae Michigan
invaded Pontiac to challenge the football fans have realized the hoax.
Michigan Panthers, defending champs The quarterback cries, in preseason for
from a year ago. The game was more money, the key running back
horrible, easily one of the most listless defects to the real league (NFL), the
gridiron battles in history. What is atar linebacker starts acting like he
significant is that the Stars are the best thinks he's God and tackling like a
teamin the league and are hilled as an Wolverine pom pom girl and the.entire
exciting, action-packed franchise. team performs and wins games like
Philadelphia defeated the forgotten Northwestern, circa. 1981. No one cares
Panthers before less than 5,00 about your team or your league, Al.
snoozing fans, who fell asleep because But last Friday was the real stomach
they had been booing the pathetic per- sickening move, a move made in
Larkin makes Olympic Cu
From wire reportsX
Barry Larkin's season won't end all-star teams and teams from
in Omaha. Korea and Japan.
The Michigan shortstop was one of Baseball will be a demonstration
30 players who survived yesterday's sport in the '84 Games, with the
cut for the U.S. Olympic baseball United States, Italy, South Korea,
team. Among those cut was Larkin's Taiwan, Nicaragua and the
teammate, pitcher Scott Dominican Republic participating.
Kamieniecki. Cuba, which was favored to win, is
THE TENTATIVE team, which boycotting the Games.
must be reduced to 20 players by Members of the International
July 14, will embark on a 33-city tour Association of Amateur Baseball
of the country beginning in St. Louis will vote over the weekend on a
on June 16. The team would play recommendation to add Canada and
minor league squads, local college Japan to the list of teams.
nine to make
their pitch in CWS

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USA and laughing all the way to his
bank.

Statistics about the USFL are not
By Douglas B. Levy lying. Less people are going to the
games and less people are watching
them on the tube. The major television
desperation that in the long run will network ABC and the 'total sports
help no one. Howard Schnellenberger channel' ESPN have renewed the
was released from his head coaching USFL's television contract for yet one
responsibilities at the University of more season. But ABC freely admits
Miami and accepted a five-year, $3 that the league will only get coverage
million deal plus an additional guaran- because the network has no alternative
teed 100 grand per for the remainder of programming.
his living days from a USFL team.
Hey, fat Howie S. made a great deal The genious' that dreamed up. the
for himself, at age 50 he's got guaran- USFL fully recognized that the early
teed security and luxury. Some spring was the perfect spot for their
zillionaire hotel owner from Miami product."However, by early spring even
named Sherwood Weiser is virtually the most fanatic football junkies are
giving the displaced Washington barely recuperating from Super Bowl
Federals to Schnellenberger. Howie is overdose. Thus, the league is beginning
now the head coach and director of to fail massively.
operations for the Federals who will
relocate in Miami next winter. The sad fact is that the only people
Of course, the Federals, who are the who supportw hat the USFL is trying to
terrible league's worst team received accomplish are college football players
zero fan support, generated zero local who see the possible extension of
community interest and will lose in ex- careers in the sport.
cess of $10 million this season alone.
What makes Sherwood Weiser
believe the senior citizens of Miami will The media has been far too lenient in
support its new team? Florida doesn't dealing with this joke brand of football.
need another football team. No one will Instead of driving the nail into its coffin
care, no one will go. the media has been dutifully covering
And what about the Miami the sport on a weekly basis. The league
Hurrianesw ho eis deserving of no such coverage. It has
Hurric anes who Schnellenberger misled college players, thoughtlessly
thoughtfully abandoned just three mon- forced salaries to skyrocket, hurt the
the prior to the opening of a new season? NFL (a sound league) and the entire
What about the 27 incoming freshmen sport and ripped off the fans with a wor-
many of whom chose Miami for football thless product. The USFL should take a
based on the knowledge that Schnellen- cue from the long departed World Foot-
berger wouldb heinrgroagh t ball League, but not simply fold, it
_Forget Schnellenberger, right now should die.
he's the happiest new rich person in the
Michigan Baseball Statistics

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The Wolverines will now set out to
prove that last year's third-place finish
was no fluke. The CWS is traditionally
dominated by teams from the sunbelt.
Of this year's participants, only
Michigan and Maine play their home
games north of the Mason-Dixon line.
LARKIN BELIEVES that last year's
World Series performance may have
convinced people that Michigan is for
real.
"People saw what we could do last
year against Stanford, and that was
just one inning," said Larkin, referring
to the Wolverines seven-run ninth in-
ning in an 11-4 victory over the Car-
dinals.
What Michigan can do this year
remains to be seen. A pivotal performer
could be outfielder-pitcher Casey Close.
Lowest Repair
Prices in Town
Fastest Re pair
Service in own
at the
Stuen Bike Shop
on Forest next to Village Corner
662-6986
"Nobody knows bicycles better."

Close would probably relieve starters
Gary Wayne and Scott Kamieniecki
should either get into trouble in the
early innings.
"I do think you need a third pitcher in
Omaha," said Middaugh. "Last year
we had Kamieniecki as our third. This
year I feel good with Gary and Scotty,
but if either should come up short and
we have to go to our bullpen a lot of runs
could be scored.
"Casey has come on and it looks like
he might be our number 3. For us to be
successful Wayne and Kamieniecki
must pitch seven or eight good in-
nings."
Should Kamieniecki or Wayne falter
the Wolverines will make the 725-mile
trip back to Ann Arbor a lot sooner than
they may have hoped. But if the pit-
ching is solid Michigan may once again
surprise some people. And who knows
- a national championship is not out of
the question.
NCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
Friday June 1
New Orleans (45-24) vs. Texas (57-12), 5:10 p.m.
MICHIGAN (43-18) vs. Cal-St. Fullerton (61-19), 8:10
p.m.
Saturday June 2
Miami(47-26)vs. ArizonaState(53-18), 5:10p.m.
Maine (33-18) vs. Oklahoma St. (53-18), 8:10 p.m.
Sunday June 3
New Orleans-Texas loser vs. MICHIGAN-Cal-St.
Fullertonioser, 5:10p.m.
Miami-Arizona St. loser vs. Maine-Oklahoma St.
loser,8:10 p.m.
Monday June 4
New Orleans-Texas winner vs. MICHIGAN-Cal St.
Fullerton winner, 8:10 p.m.
Tuesday June5
Miami-Arizona St. winner vs. Maine-Oklahoma St.
winner, 8:10 p.m.
All times E.D.T.

Name, Pos G
Barry Larkin, SS...... 44
Ken Hayward,1B-Pi.... 61
Jeff Minick, OF ........ 56
Casey Close, OF-P ..... 58
Rich Sale, C..... 60
KartZimmerman,OF 51
Hal MorrisiB ......... 39
Mike Watters, CF ...... 61
C. J. Beshke, 2B ....... 48
Chuck Froning, OF .... 52
RobHoffman, OF.. 42
Mail Siuda, 3B..... s. 6
Dan Disher,OF........ 44
Bill Shuta. P ......... 17
Erie Sanders, C ...10
Randy Wolfe, C. 16
Mike Betz, C........... 14
Chris Gust, OF ........ 27
Derek Kerr, C ......... 2
Greg Rolston, OF .... 2
Ruddy Dodge, C ... 1
MICHIGAN ........... 61
Opponeon. -. - 0...... 61
Name G
Ken Hayward ......... 21
John Grettenberger .... 11
Jeff Minick ............ 2
Jerry Wolf ............. 6
Scott Kamieniecki ..... 15
Gary Wayne ........... 16
Chuck Froning ........ 2
Jon Wood ............. 6
BillShuta ............. 15
DaveKarasinski....... 14
Casey Close ........... 16
Kevin Gilles ........... 3
Paul Kasper ........... 2
Paul Wenson .......... 5
Dan Disher............ 8
MICHIGAN ........... 61
Opponents ............. 61

AS
153
152
146
168
171
46
173
98
102
60
146
46
2
19
16
29
0
1

Hitting
H R SB
56 45 14
62 48 5
49 30 6
56 43 4
53 20 5
23 26 3
14 7 0
49 47 12
27 31 3
26 12 2
15 20 2
36 20 5
11 13 3
1 0 0
7 4 1
5 3 1
4 2 1
5 7 1
0 1 0
0 0 0
0 0 0

BB 28-3B-HR RBI AVG
24 8-2-5 33 .36
42 11-1-12 62 .341
19 10-1-3 44 .336
21 11-2-9 39 .333
25 11-04 38 .310
24 2-2-5 20 .307
1 3-0-2 6 .304
45 10-5-2 , 26 .283
31 3-2-0 13 .276
11 7-1-2 13 .255
10 4-0-0 10 .250
17 3-0-2 24 .247
3 1-3-2 8 .239
0 0-0-0 1 .500
3 2-0-0 3 .368
3 2-0-0 3 .203
3 2-0-0 3 .250
5 1-0-0 2 .172
1 0-0-0 0 .000
0 0-0-0 0 .000
1" 0-0-0 0 .000

0

1692 508 403 71 292 97-19-48 351 .300
1678 425 297 57 296 73-16-37 275 .253

CG
0
1
0
0
x
5
0
0
1
0
0
0
0

Pitching
SAV W-L IP H
5 8-2 40.2 34
0 2-0 22.0 17
0 1-0 7.0 4
0 2-0 13.1 12
1 8-3 81.1 67
2 8-2 81.2 66
0 1-0 8.2 6
0 0-1 10.0 14
0 5-1 54.1 61
0 3-3 44.2 47
0 5-5 56.0 71
0 0-0 J.1 7
0 0-0 3.2 3
0 0-0 3.2 3
0 0-1 6.2 8

BB
16
11
3
10
41
54
:3
5
30
40
:39
5
10
1n
23

SO ERA
27 1.77
14 2.45
2 2.57
15 3.38
51 3.43
70 3.86
3 4.14
7 5.40
31 6.13
41 6.44
33 7.71
0 10.91
3 14.5
3 17.03
5 24.18

16 8 43-18 437.0 425 296 306 5.17
20 4 18-43 427.1 508 292 225 7.03

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