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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Thumloy, 14, 1972 THI ICTHWMOOI HWAIO 13 Bombers blitz Broncos By THE CANADIAN PRESS FUn Flan Boniters capped a brie< road trip in fine style Wednesday night by thrashing Swilt Current Bronco 0-1 and solidifying their grip on third place in the Western Canada Hoefcey League's eastern divi- sion. The Bombers blitzed Victoria Cougars 4-2 Sunday to start the three-game trip and then dun-ip- ed Calgary Centennials 5-1 Tues- day. In the only other WCHL game Wednesday night, New West' minster Bruins and Calgary battled to a 3-3 tie in Calgary. Brandon Wheat Kings are marginally In command of th eastern division with 42 points to Saskatoon Blades' 41. Klin Flon has 33, Regina Pats K Swift Current 2-5 and V.'innipee Jets 15. In the West, Medicine Rat Tigers and New West minster have H points each bu trie Tigers have four games in hand. Edmonton Oil Kings are third with 32 points, Calgary fwjrth with SO, Victoria fif'.h with 15 and Vancouver Nats last with 13. Tnree games are scheduled tonight: Bsrift Current at Bran- don, Calgary at Vancouver and Victoria at New Westminster. At Swift Current Wednesday night, the Bombers scored two unanswered goals in the first period and witscored the Broncos 5-1 In the second. A crowd of watched as Elaine Stoughton and Wayne ELanchin connected on three goals each. Greg Robinson Lrided two and Andruff. one. tone Sv.ift Current goal was by Brent ItoU. 8 SULLY SAYS -By Pat Sullivan A BIT OF EVERYTHING Doug Barkley, for- merly of Lelhbridge, lost an eye years hack and had a very promising career with Detroit Red Wingt of the National Hockey League cut short However, Barkley still finds time to pick up a hat trick now and then while coaching in Virginia Coach Barkley, goalkeeper Doug Grant and left Nelson Debenedet, all had hat tricks recently not on ice They each caught three blues, not St. Louis types, while fishing off a charter out of Virginia Beach. The fish weighed from lfj-12 pounds each Harry Blacker Jr. v.'as a Lethliridge visitor this week and marie men- tion of his son Harry and a trip to a basketball clinic in Seattle Harry, the dad, was a standout with the Letribridge Brodert and Chinooks a lew years hack and would Like nothing better than to see his son follow in his footsteps, as big as they are Instructor at the clink will be Jerry West of the Lot Angeles Lakers. Replays show umpires only human Day of the phantom tag is over By ARTHUR DALEY New York Times NEW YORK When base- ball men were batting around the conversational ball during a World Series interlude many years ago, the discussion one night got around to the fre- quency with which umpires take too much for granted. Spe- cifically mentioned was the automatic out that is often call- ed on tag plays around second base. Being a mischief maker by nature, Eddie Erannicfc of serenely said the 0 1 d t were squeakers that were de- Flash. I cided by one-run margins. Tnis Campy CampaneriR of the was a squeaker with the Oakland Athletics is last of AthletUs leading 3 to 2 into fwjf He probably that decisive seventh. The first in Frisch's class batter was Dave Conception. jj tarne to speed because i Being reasonably fast, he was few ballplayers ever could. I to second on a steal. However, the flash performed i The Oakland catcher was before invention of instant i Gene Tenace whose throwing repiay therefore every i am never earn him the phantom Ug he made during I nickname of "The Gu jjiujtrious career went un- Where a Johnny Bench unner." h guns Heggie Ko See where the Russians are at it again? It never fails, they win a couple of games anU things are A-okay Tuesday night Lhey end up with a tie and the Canadian team are ruffians Maybe as a goodwill gesture next time a Soviet team visits, we should present them with a complete set of cry- ing towels and forget the whole thing I don't know how many of you saw the item in Wednesday's edition of a Calgary newspaper but it carried a Ettiiy about a possible bid for the 1575 Grey Cup game Very interesting It's funny a pos- sible bid for the Grey Cup should come so close on the heels of a bid lor the 1975 Canada Winter Games Calgarians say it has something to do with a Centennial Year Maybe so How's this for a putd.ov.Ti? Dave Edwards, a linebacker for the DalUi Cowboys, explaining to a reporter why he didn't return his call "My wife wrote down your number on a piece of kleenex then she blew her nose You wonder just what Detroit Red Wings coach Johnny Wilson said to Marcel Dibnne that kept the young star away from a game and two workouts Dionne says he thought he was suspended while V.'iison say; he simply told him to leave one practice Things are not very rosy, to say the least, in the Hub Ci'ty. 0. J. Simpson, whose real name is Orethamus Jay and not Orange Juice, was asked by an official if the Buffalo Bills were going to try anything dif- ferent on the opening kiekciff of a recent game "Well, I'm going to catch the ball at the goal line. I'm not going to get any blocking and I'm going to get rny clock" cleaned at the 10-yard line" With an attitude like that, no matter how bad things are, he could have the floodgates opened a lot earlier than the 10-yard line Vic Stasiuk, who holds no real claim to fame as a humorist, has his days The Lethbridgeite who coaches the Vancouver Ca- nucks, says Bobby Schmaufz, of late holding the hot- test scoring hand of all the Canucks, "Is better than anyone I've ever seen et shooting the puck into the net in practice" Then he considered for a mo- ment "Well maybe not as well as Gordie Howe, but better than anyone else." _ Ramond wm "I watched you for close to 20 Eaid Brannick. "And 1 never saw you tag out a runner legally. You waved at them with your glove and the um- pires let you get v.ith Toe Fordham didn't even blush. i "I was awfully fast with my i hands, Eddie." said the- mo-Jest iFrisch. "Awfully fast." j "Yea gave v-m the phsjntcai t6d Brannick. "The hand is quicker than the previewed the other day in trie establishment Toots Shor td before he switched his base of operations to Mth Street. No: attempt was made to fudge up' the play or gloss over it as had been done regularly in the ear-1 lays of series filming. THs is even shown at sev- eral angles so that there can be no mistaking the mistake. It ctme in the seventh inning of a tight bail game. IE fact, only the sixth game of ths se- ries was a runaway. All others Raymond Merchants turned it on Wednesday night and trim- med Friendship Centre 105-5? in City Men's Basketball League action. Don Heggie continued his hot scoring ways as he carried 34 points. Myron Eaves added 23 white Amie Locatelli pumped in 20. Jordan Bruised Head led the Centre with 13 points follwed by Bernk Ball with H Wes with 12. them dead, a Tenace fire-? thin air above Conception's harmless cap pistols. He threw met. It was a phantom tag. high to Campaneris sweeping Although i! seems far- across the bag. Virtually every fetched, it cwald have been a eyewitness was convinced that! turning point in the World Se- Concepcion was untagged and ries. If the runner had been sale. Tnere was one exception, i ruled sale, be would have been Unhappily for the Heds, be was sacrificed to third with Pete the only'one who counted. He Rose, Joe Morgan, Bobby Tolan was Mel Steiner, the umpire at and Johnny Bench following in second base. He jerked thumb the batting order. It might have upward. Conception was out. sparked a rally that couid have "He never touched I' sent _ the highly favored Reds kept saving to myselj in the winging on their way instead of press box It seemed fa obvious left in a bole. But mayoe such to nv tiiat I couldn't under-; conjecture is improper and stend why the Reds didn't kick leading. up more of a storm in protest, j The instant replay look at not that it would have made i Joe Rudi's leaping game-saving the slightest bit of differeoce.; catch off the wall in the second There could be no appeal be- game diminishes my estimate cause this was a judgment call of tt. It was a spectacular ef- everi if. it was bad judgment. fort but it couldn't begin to Tne ground-level camera shot compare with the two best exposef the sequence in its. Wor Series catches lever entiretv. Campy failed to tag saw, Willie Mays off Vie Wertz Concept-ion oa either the j in and Ron Swoboda off der or the helmet, alternate Brooks Robinson in 1869. targets offered in explanation! Not only did the agreeable by some apologists. Trie runner Sparky1 Anderson, the Reds sfid into t'ne bag as tie short- manager, permit himself to be stop glided across it. Campy wired for sound but he viobUri the high throw and made all union rules when he said to of bis glove. Trrvre war. one umpire: "You know what? contact, the glove touched You may be right." DOUGLAS E. ViUHTON C.A. Gordsr. G. Pc'eric-., Preiidenl cf Cclilese tld., or.nQun'ir.g )hs cppciritrr.ent cf DOUGLAS E. MU-JTOhJ, C.A., 05 cf Solei Do-jg f( a cf picn and Vulcan end a grcdu- Chartered Accc-jMcr.t cf G-jnn end Co. Ke is married, er.ic.yi csccr.lrg litlle Friday night. bossbcll ond it o rrerr.. of tre S Important tilt for LCI, CCHS Sole possession of first place share of secccd place In the siz- I in the Southern Alberta "A" team league which the Boys' Basketball will be Magrath Zeniths Ray- at stake wtien the Catholic Cec- mond Comets fl-1) and Card- tral Cojgars host the LCI Rams ston Cougars j Tne Zeniths will see action are currentlv i tomorrow nigtit as they travel j ret place with to Medicine Hat to face the iua oil ni! Cr.cmpion