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I' 8A---The Malakoff News, Thursday, June 1!, !98! THE NEW YORK (AP) -- The waiting game continues in baseball's threatened player strike. Marvin Miller, executive director of the Major League Players Association, is waiting for management's counter proposal to a player pool idea he thinks can settle the free agent compensation question. Ray Grebey, director of management's Player Relations Committee, is waiting for another union proposal, And beth sides are waiting for Judge Henry Werker's decision on a National Labor Relations Board petition for an injunction against the major leagues. A spokesman for Judge Werker said Monday a decision would be made "later in the week," on the NLRB petition. Then the management and the union met with federal mediator Kenneth Moffett for two hours with no progress reported. Grebey said it had been a lengthy meeting but with no progress and that another negotiating session was set for today. "We've said, 'If you have a counter proposal, make it. We can't read your minds.'" But management has made no counter proposals after rejecting the pool idea which would have each major league team contribute an unspecified Miller agreed that the no progress number of players to a compensation assessment was fair hut said the joint pool. The pool would then be used to meetings lasted no more than 15 or 20 provide professional replacements for minutes. "Most of that time was spent quality players lost to free agency discussing logistics of our nextthrough the re-entry draft. meeting," he said. Miller said Grebey's response Miller was asked if the owners had remains consistent. talked any more about the pool idea "He keeps saying, 'You must have a which the union placed on the bottom line,'" Miller said, quoting the bargaining table Saturday. management representative. "I'm not "Their one comment that goes to the sure what he means but if I read that heart of the pool proposal...without correctly, what he'd like is for us to going into detail...hasically they object make more and more proposals until to the vool proposal," Miller said. we get to bingo." Malakoff Insurance Agency Life Home . Bonds . Auto. Commercial Now representing American Life and Accidental Insurance Co. Medicare Supplement Policy 226 N. Terry JERRY GARRISON 489-0512 Bingo in this game would be union acceptance of the compensation plan forcing teams signing free agents to provide the replacement players. Management's position is that the player plan, providing players for the compensation pool from all teams is unfair to those clubs who don't sign free agents. The players association claims the owners oppose the idea because they are not as concerned with sup- plying teams with replacement players as they are with taxing or punishing teams signing free agents. Worker's role is to decide whether the NLRB request for an injunction should be honored. If the judge grants the injunction, It would delay the owners' compensation program and any player strike for one yearr. If he does not grant it, the players have said they would strike within 48 hours of the decision. COMING STAR INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Louis Orr of the NBA's Indiana Pacers is 6-8 and 175 pounds. Coach Jack McKiney thinks he is a coming star. "Louis is a very good outside shooter and a very clever man inside. He's quicker than a lot of big forwards and he has the speed to stay with the mmller forwards and guards. This was only his rookie year but he got an awful lot better as the season moved along." WHAT'S IN A NAME? NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Delaware basketball coach Ran Rainey and his assistant, Ted Zawacki, are beth in a groove when it comes to naming their children. Ron's wife is Rose and their four children are named Richard, Robert, Randy and Ronald. Ted's wife is Terry and their offspring are Tracy, Tinuny, Terry and Tammy. Of phone calls, rainfall and Little League baseball... Depending on your vantage point, last week's heavy rains were either a welcomed visitor or an unwanted nnsianee. To most it's the former, but to area little leaguers and yours truly, the latter is true. When I accepted coaching duties in the local Little League program four years ago I knew my responsibilities and obligations, but I never in my wildest imagination planned on anything like last week. Four games fell victim to last week's flash flooding and guess who rubbed blisters on his index finger and right ear. I'm talking about a squad of 13 players with 13 seperate telephones. At four calls to each player it totals out to 52 calls over Alexander Graham Bell's device. But I must admit, I did better educate myself in the proper ways of in- forming an athlete of a game's can- cellation. The hour or so on the phone begins anywhere from two and a half to two hours before the scheduled game. I learned real quick that you never, un- der any circumstances, call a kid any earlier. If you do, you'll get a return call thirty or ,forty minutes later, something to the effect of, "Benny, if the sun comes out and shines for a while will we play?" Picture, if you will, a worn out coach at the end of his wit and give out from dialing on his last call...Remember that it's pouring outside. "Is Babe Jr. there? .... Ugh, yes, just a minute." "Hellol .... Babe, this is Benny, our game has been called off..." "Why?" I mean what do you tell a kid? How do you explain to a 12 year old, that thrives on baseball, that just because the water is at window level there will be no game? Somewhere around phone call num- ber 23 or 24 [ finally learned that if you'll ask one youngster to call another the word finally gets around. The only draw hack to that plan is that the youngster you didn't call yourself calls you and wants to know if what Babe called and told him was true. Get the picture? But in all fairness to my little leaguers, the same scene is true with the Rebels' softball team. The only dif- ference is that games are never can- celled because of rain and I don't call them to inform them of a cancellation, but merely to let them know when we do play. One thing I have learned during the past four years is that if you don't call them, they'll call you. Here's hoping for alot of sunshine in the days to come and an unlisted number... A SPECIAL THANKS By Benny Rogers which means when we finally take the field we'll don new shirts. Let me also thank Lakeside Home Builders of Gun Barrel City for the sponsorship. With the water-shed from the heavenS last week the local season has yet to get into full swing. The delay of the season's opening gives you more time to volunteer your help. Help is needed in the concession area as well as in the financing department. MY TOP FIVE Before I allow the 1980-81 school year to become just a distant memory let me present what I considered to have been the top five sports stories. First on my list, and I know I'm pred- judiee, is the success of the Little Drib- blers at the national tournament in April. The national title won by the 11-12 year olds and the third place finish by the 9-10 All Stars was the top attention- getter of the past year and will serve as a measuring stick for future teams in the local league. Running a close second was the 1980 Tiger football team's performance. Their 7-3 campaign not only brought them a second place finish in 18AAA, but it also brought an enthusiastic feeling and a sense of togetherness back to the MIIS campus. Items number three and four run hand in hand and you can rank them the way you want. While the gridsters were bringing dignity back to their program the Tiger basketball tea~ the same. Their first Fairfield for the 16-13 season record scoring sensation MIlS scoring record plenty to cheer about. Ranking number five 0a the unexpected strong Tigerette basketball loss of six seniors from district unit opened with eight 10 outing~ .500 at 13-14. THIS 'N THAT Belated Ivey, who was the year's Charles Turner Award...The Jays will tournament on the week. Watch The details...Kerens High Coach and Athletic Thompson has resigned assistant grid coach coach at Bears' baseball team Lamar last weekend to State Baseball Conner, third Wildcats, will Annual THSBCA game. Conner batted a past season... by Charlie Heavy rains took their toll on Thursday. Trinidad's first week of baseball cam- The Trojans and All petition. The Reds and Blues were able their share of had to open their season Monday with an in- when they were ter-association game. The Reds, they saw the heaviest coached by Keith Fields, won the hattie time falling in , by a score of 18-13. The Reds had to needed rain also forces cancel their game with Cross Roads their game with Thursday night due to rain, while the for Friday. Blues cancelled their game with Mildred. The All Stars made b The Little League didn't have any with Cross Roads in better luck with Mother Nature. They competition. Coached were forced to cancel their season Stacy opener with Mildred scheduled for to winning YMCA swim passes offe The Henderson County YMCA has announced that a season pass to swim at the City of Athens City Pool in Central Park will be available for in- divlduais or families at the City Pool or On behalf of my little leaguers-thethe YMCA office at 404 CarrolStreet. Passes can be ~ .,.~%t~,,~,. Indians-let me thank Nettle Rigsby of Rates for the remainder of June 8:30 p.m. Molkda the T-Shirt Hut for her efforts on their through Aug. 24 are $25 for individuals the pool and from 1: / behalf last week. Nettle took it upon and $50 for families. For the period days. Also, they can herself to find the youngsters a sponsor, from July 1 until Aug. 24, $15 will be the YMCA office ~1~ ~,~, business hours M Friday. - c For more informaUon~ " FOXBORO, Mass. ( FATHER'S DAY IS A ~ coordinator Fritz Shur~ England Patriots belk PERFECT TIME TO ~ thing that counts In pro GIFT DAD WITH A CHAIR "' bottom line- the final sc "I'm not a statistics _ Recliner in said. "To me, the only ~~~~a ugahyde and velvet, reducingOur is the main finalthe goalnumber number this entf on o! the opposition to score.' recliners charged for individuals families. 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