Page 12 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, May 31, 1985
GIBSON IN JUR ES LIP
Tigers edge A's, 3-2 THE SPORTING VIEWS
DETROIT (UPI)-Larry Herndon and possible stitches because his son to strike out Lance Parrish and
lined rookie Tim Birtsas' only pitch of lower lip was split in two places. get Chet Lemon on a fly to left.
the sixth inning into the right field Terrell raised his record to 6-1 with Rookie catcher Bob Melvin, who
seats Thursday to snap a 2-2 tie and seven innings of seven-hit ball in doubled and scored Detroit's run in
give the Detroit Tigers and Walt which he struck out four. Willie Her- the third, singled with two out in the
Terrell a 3-2 victory over the Oakland nandez pitched the last two innings fourth and scored on a triple by Tom
A's. and earned his 11th save. Brookens to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead.
Herndon's fourth home run of the Birtsas recovered after hitting Gib-
season gave the 6-foot-7 southpaw
from Michigan State a 1-1 record for
his two major league starts.
BIRTSAS walked four but struck
out six in working out of two jams
when he gave up runs in the third and
Alfredo Griffin's first home run this
season and 14th of his career followed
a single by Donnie Hill in the fifth and
tied the game, 2-2.
Griffin's home run just cleared the
right field fence and rookie Alejandro
Sanchez was just not familiar enough
with the wall to make a leaping try.
KIRK GIBSON, who normally plays
right, was out of the game after being
hit in the jaw by a Birtsas pitch with
the bases loaded in the third. Gibson Terrell Herndon
wa . takento t the henitalf e Y-eavs
Anarchy in the U.S....
... Indianapolis 500 style
By JOE DEVYAK
FOR MANY, Memorial Day weekend means family cookouts, hor-
seshoes, sun, sand and softball. But for nearly half a million other
people, Memorial Day weekend means the Indianapolis 500.
Thousands flock to the mecca of auto racing to do things that they can't
do anywhere else. You see, there is little security at Indy and on this par-
ticular May weekend, the humble town of Speedway, Indiana becomes a
study in anarchy.
Where else can one drink beer for countless hours, go an entire
weekend without bathing, shout lascivious barbs at passers-by, broil in
the sun likea lobster, commit most crimes short of murder with little fear
of being caught and marvel at cars travelling at blinding speeds?
P.T. Barnum would've loved Indy. Vendors sell everything from hot
dogs to t-shirts with messages urging females to remove theirs. People
turn their neatly trimmed yards into money-making parking lots. With an
ounce of salesmanship, anything can be sold at Indy.
People from all sorts of backgrounds come to town for this weekend.
Some are wealthy; most are not. Many love auto racing; many don't.
Most come with good intentions; some don't. But they all have one thing
in common-a love for the unpredictability of the spectacle that is the
Traffic crawls through town at a snail's pace for an entire day before
the race. Popular forms of entertainment include putting empty beer
cans under the tires of passing cars, rocking vans until the occupants
become seasick and of course the traditional smoking of cigars and
downing of a few cold ones.
The day before the race features the annual parade through the streets
of downtown Indianapolis. It is chock full of horses, bands, floats, assor-
ted celebrities and the drivers themselves. Mounted on official pace cars
like gladiators, they stir the imagination and command the respect of
children and adults alike.
As the race draws near, the crowd seems to take on a more serious
mood. They seem to remember why they came to Indy in the first place.
You can feel the anticipation in the air.
On Sunday, all of the waiting, sweating, travelling and annoyances
become worthwhile. After a number of formalities, including the four
most famous words in all of sport-"Gentlemen, start your engines"-the
race begins. And with the whirring cars comes an array of mishaps and
emotions. But after the smoke has cleared, only one thing
remains-triumph. The victor is crowned and the spoils are his.
A great letdown follows the checkered flag as the traffic jam reverses
direction and everyone tries to reestablish a normal lifestyle. All that is
left is the seemingly endless open-air sewer created by the masses.
As race day draws to a close, the little town breathes a sigh of relief. It
only has 51 weeks to regain its composure and go through the whole thing
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MS U'S Skiles in Jail
MASON, Mich. (UPI)-Troubled driving.
basketball star Scott Skiles of Skiles got a three-day sentence
Michigan State University will spend from Mason District Judge Thomas
a night in jail under a sentence han- Brennan, but he will only serve from
ded down Thursday for impaired Friday afternoon until Saturday mor-
THAT is because Skiles receives
Course Syllabus credit for one day served at the time
PAD -101 of his arrest and serving parts of
Course Topic: Friday and Saturday constitutes two
How to live comfortably and ays in jail.
affordably on a college Skiles earlier this year pleaded
bud et n guilty to a charge of marijuana
bud t -possession in his native Indiana.
n0ff d D t"
O rerea uaes:
Full season with a few
openings for our
10:30-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
(Mr. Pickut is available for
The Tiffany: 736 Packard,
The Colony: 731 Packard,
316 E. Madison
You will learn in this course
through your extensive and
comprehensive first hand
lab work just how easy it
is to live close to campus
in comfortable and
The offered material will
demonstrate to the student
the convenience of its
efficiency, 1 and 2 bedroom
Less than you'd expect.
... in trouble again
Skiles said he was surprised to draw
a jail term, but will not challenge it.
"I'M NOT going to say what's fair"
and what's not fair," Skiles said out- -
side the courtroom.
"He's the judge and he can do what
he wants to, and he did. I'm obviously
not very happy, but that's my senten-
ce so that's what I'll do."
Skiles was arrested last Sept. 22 in Associated Press
East Lansing and charged with A look...and lim b that kills
driving under the influence of liquor.
He was allowed to plead guilty to Mets ace Dwight Gooden fanned 14 San Francisco Giants en route to a 2-1
the lesser charge of impaired driving. New York victory yesterday at Candlestick Park.