The Collegian : the weekly newspaper of Behrend College. (Erie, PA) 1989-1993, December 07, 1989, Image 16

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Injuries hamper the
last-place Cavaliers
by John Musser
Collegian Sports Editor
Some thoughtful tidbits for
my final column of the
semester, maybe ever: .
• How bad are the Cleveland
Cavaliers right now? A quick
look at the NBA standings
Monday morning showed the
Cays were in the Central
division basement, one game
bchind the expansion Orlando
• Somebody want to explain
the NFC's central division to
me? Before the season's start,
the Minnesota Vikings and
Chicago Bears were supposed
to dominate the division. Well,
the Vikes are right there at the
top, but the Bears have
completely fallen apart.
The biggest surprise,
however, has to be the
performance of the Green Bay
Packers. The "Kardiac Pack",
led by QB Don "Magic Man"
Makowski and superb wideout
Sterling Sharpe, have scored
several upset and last-minute
victories to tie for the Central
lead with the Vacs at 8-5.
• Speaking of the Bears, do
you think Mile Ditka will still
be coaching in Chicago if he
doesn't get his team into the
playoffs? I doubt it.
• West Palm Beach is not
only leading the Southern
league of the Senior Pro
Baseball League with an 18-8
record, but they have posted the
best won-loss mark in the
whole friggin' league so far.
Are you as glad to know this
as I am?
• It finally happened.
Pittsburgh Penguins Owner
Edward Debartkr gave General
Manager Tony Esposito and
Coach Gene Übriaco their
walking papers on Tuesday.
This shouldn't have come as
a surprise, especially to those
loyal three or four people who
actually bother to read this
entire column. On November
16, I wrote something about
Coach Gene and GM Espo not
lasting till the same time next
month, barring divine
Men's hoop squad
drops to 3-2 after
road loss
(continued from page 14)
Again Coacn Zimmerman was
pleased with his offense.
However, he stated that Behrend's
defense had to tighten up. The
opposing team's field goal
percentage was too high.
Behrend's record now stands at
3-2. Last night, Behrend started a
long string of away games,
beginning with the Gators of
ortin • View
Obviously, Gene and Tony
haven't been saying the right
prayers before bedtime.
• Everyone reading this raise
your hand if you think that the
Heisman Trophy, annually
given to the best collegiate
football player in the nation, is
the most overrated, overhyped,
and over-publicized award in all
of sports. Its good to see I'm
not alone.
• At last.
I imagine that these words
or something similar to them
were among the first to come
out of Sandy Alomar's mouth
yesterday. Alomar, the
sensational catcher for the San
Diego Padres who has been
banished to the minor leagues
the last couple of years toiling
behind the Padres starter,
Benito Santiago.
You see, the Cleveland
Indians were looking to get rid
of disgruntled outfielder Joe
Carter, and the Tribe has been
shopping him around at
baseball's winter meetings in
Nashville, Tenn. The chance
for Alomar to prove himself in
the Bigs has been long awaited.
In case you didn't know, Mr.
Alomar has the dubious
distinction of being voted
Minor League Player of the
Year for the past two years.
• This is almost as bad as
"Jason meets Freddy in
Amittyville XXII." No, I'm
not talking about some
freakshow on MTV or
What I'm talking about is
"Uno Mas", the celebrated third
and final (Yeah, yeah, like heck
it is) bout between Sugar Ray
Leonani and Roberto "Hands of
Stone" Duran.
This bout is a perfect
example of the joke that
boxing has become, and the
people who pay to attend the
events or watch them on a pay
per-view basis aren't laughing
(If you just blew your week's
paycheck on a bout between
two guys older than your
parents, you wouldn't be all
that happy either).
Allegheny College. Behrend's
next home game is January 6,
when the Lions entertain the
Grove City College Wolverines
in "The Pit." The Wolverines, a
20-game winner and play-off
qualifier last year, are led by
Fairview product Kevin Hess, a
six-foot six center.
Former O's owners hope
to bring pro ball to Erie
Few franchises looking for teams
by Steve Jason
Collegian Staff Writer
Although hopes for a
professional baseball team in Erie
may not be answered soon, club
owners Bill McKee and John
Wendell are working hard to
bring baseball back to the city.
Baltimore Orioles general
manager Roland Hemond
announced in August that the
player contract with the Erie
Orioles had been terminated. The
reason given was that the locker
room facilities at Roosevelt
school used as the team's
clubhouse weren't up to
organization standards. Many
people, including the club owners
of the Erie O's, Bill McKee and
John Wendell, have been
searching for the real reasons and
a possible solution to the
It appears that the problems
actually revolved around the fact
that the parent organization had
two class A affiliates. The club
in Blue Field, North Carolina,
was more profitable and played a
full-season schedule as compared
to the half-season, 70-game
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schedule that the Erie O's played
in the New Yyrk-Penn league.
For McKee, Wendell, and
general manager Tom Lindemuth
the timing of the player -contract
termination couldn't have come at
a worse time. With only two
days of notice before the renewal
deadline for club affiliation,
almost every major league team
had secured their minor league
Although affiliation with
another major league club appears
to be nearly impossible for next
summer, 1991 is still a
possibility. McKee, Wendell, and
Lindemuth were unavailable for
comment as they are currently
exploring this option at
baseball's winter meetings in
Nashville, Tenn.
Other possibilities for the
upcoming summer include
running the team independently
with no affiliation or as a co-op
with pitchers and position players
coming from two or more major
league franchises.
An announcement of the
organization strategy for next
season is expected sometime later
this month.
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