New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 23, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 9A
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Baseball/ Softball Broadcast Schedule
Waper eases into training
New Braunfels at Canyon 7 p.m
New Braunfels at Canyon (softball) 1 p.m
East Central at New Braunfels 6 p.m
MacArthur at New Braunfels (softball) 4 p.m
Fredericksburg at Smithson Valley 7 p.m
*Smithson Valley at Churchill (softball) 7 p.m
*Smithson Valley at MacArthur (softball) 1 p.m
Canyon at Alamo Heights 7 p.m
Smithson Valley at Canyon (softball) 7 p.m
Churchill at Smithson Valley 7 p.m
Westlake at New Braunfels (softball) 4 p.m
New Braunfels at Seguin 7
Smithson Valley at Canyon 7
Smithson Valley at Canyon (softball) 7 Westlake at New Braunfels 7
LUSA vs Sam Houston State 1
Lockhart at Canyon (softball) 7
Crockett at New Braunfels (softball) 4
LUSA vs Nicholls State 1
Smithson Valley at Canyon 7
Lockhart at Smithson Valley 7
LUSA vs Texas Longhorns 7
Hays at Canyon 7
LUSA at SWU 3
LUSA at SWT 1
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) —The Houston Astros are watching Billy Wagner very closely in the early stages of spring training.
The Astros lost in the first round of the playoffs for the third straight time last season. Had they advanced, they probably would have had to go on w ithout Wagner, who strained his left elbow.
“It’s something I'm going to have to watch,” Wagner said
Tuesday. “I’m going to play it right. I won’t overdo it. I’m not going to be throwing two days in a row or doing anything foolish like that. The point is to be ready opening day.”
The Astros are going to need another solid performance from their stopper this season.
Wagner held batters to a .135 average, a .208 on-base percentage and .212 slugging percentage.
He had an 0.80 ERA after the All-Star break and finished with 39 saves.
“We’re not going to baby him,” general manager Gerry Hunsicker said. “He’ll go through the same routine as everyone else. We just may not be as aggressive with him once the games start. We’re going to keep an eye on him.”
Wagner earned a spot on the NL
All-Star team last season and average 15 strikeouts per nine innings.
“I don’t think about strikeouts until Jay Powell and those guys in the bullpen start talking about it,” Wagner said. “When it’s all said and done, the numbers will speak for themselves, so I really don’t pay too much attention to them. To me, the real joy is just being in the big leagues.”
Rangers’ Lamb j cleared for play
Schedule subject to change
—Pregame show 10 minutes prior to first pitch for high school games.
*SLC Basketball Tournament March 7-11 (All tournament games will be broadcast)
Smithson Valley Softball
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla (AP) — Texas Rangers third baseman prospect Mike Lamb has been cleared to play after he was struck in the right eye by a ground ball on the first day of spring training.
“There really isn’t any pain. There’s no blurring,” Lamb said Tuesday after X-rays and a CAT scan found no permanent damage.
Lamb, one of the Ranger’s top prospects, is expected to replace Todd Zeile at third base. He had 51 doubles, 21 homers and a .324 average this past year at Double-A Tulsa of the Texas League. The 51 doubles were the third-highest total in the minor leagues last season.
“Originally, we thought Zeile would sign with us, but when he didn’t we felt that Lamb had a great year at Double-A,” Texas general manager Doug Melvin said. “We wanted to give him an opportunity. He’s got the ability and he’s hit everywhere he’s been.”
The Rangers have a few options at third. Tom Evans, a non-roster invitee, hit .280 at Oklahoma of the Triple-A Pacific Coast ’
“All Eve seen of Lamb has been ; in spring training last year and this year,” Rangers manager Johnny Oates said. “Eve seen his numbers, and they’re good. Ifs much, too early for me to say anything right now.”
McSorley suspended for attack
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL indefinitely suspended Marty McSorley on Tuesday for knocking out Donald Brashear with a stick-swinging hit so savage that police are investigating.
The Boston defenseman, known more for his fists than his finesse, struck Brashear, another renowned tough guy, across the
right temple and he crumpled to
Brashear’s head struck the ice as ' his helmet came off, his body tw itching and blood oozing from his nose. He sustained a concussion and will be out for at least two to three weeks, the Canucks said Tuesday after he was evaluated overnight at a Vancouver hospital.
New Duval: Sleek and winless
By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — David Duval is not the same man when he looks in the mirror.
It isn’t the new duds. Duval gave up traditional golf clothing for a tight, chic style, one of mock turtlenecks that look as though they belong on a 20-something executive in a dotcom board meeting.
It has nothing to do with taking out that pinch between the cheek and gum. Duval gave up smokeless tobacco in October and hasn’t touched the snuff since.
The sleek, sculpted body?
The biggest change for sure, one that turned heads when he made his debut this year and has caused reporters in every city ask so many questions about fitness and diet and reps and body fat that Duval wonders whether he should write a book.
But for all the cosmetic changes, what the mirror also reveals is a player who has gone 11 months and 18 tournaments without winning.
Tom Lehman ended a 2 1/2-year drought by winning in Phoenix. Phil Mickelson bagged his first victory in 18 months a couple of weeks ago in San Diego. Justin Leonard is still trying to win for the first time since The Players Championship in 1998.
None of them, however, had won 11 of their previous 34 events on the PGA Tour. Duval used to win with such alarming ease that he replaced Tiger Woods as No. I for three months. Now, he could be a lifetime away from catching him.
All of that raises a couple of questions.
Is the biggest change in Duval his desire? Is he more obsessed with working out than he is with
“At some point it becomes vanity, too,” Duval said, a concession that he has never looked so good — and knows it. Duval takes pleasure out of a punishing regimen, running or lifting 13 out of every 14 days.
“You enjoy the high of it,” he said of his pursuit to build a body for life.
The only low point is his golf.
Before anyone starts talking about a “slump,” remember that his results are vaguely similar to what Woods was getting about a year and IO victories ago.
The difference is that Woods was retooling his sw ing. Duval is reshaping his body.
The assumption is that heavy lifting has taken a toll on the effortless, powerful swing that brought Duval the only final-round 59 in PGA Tour history and four victories before the Masters last year.
Duval insists his mechanics are as good as ever, that the difference between a 70 and a 64 lies only in the number of putts that refuse to fall.
On Thursday in the Nissan Open, he had seven birdie putts inside 8 feet and made one. In the Mercedes Championships, he finished four strokes out of the thrilling playoff between Woods and Ernie Els, but lapped the field in blown birdie opportunities.
“The most disappointing thing about everything going on is that people are going to want to draw conclusions that it’s hurt my golf, which is ludicrous,” he said. “If you watch me play every round, all you would say is, ‘Damn, he hasn’t got a putt to go in.’
“I just feel things will all come together here, and maybe Ell stopped being asked about it because they’ll realize it has been beneficial.”
Hornets 102, Rockets 97
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -Derrick Coleman had his highest-scoring game in his two seasons with Charlotte and Anthony Mason had a triple-double to help the Hornets to a 102-97 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.
* Coleman, flirting with his first triple-double since 1994, wound up with 32 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three blocks. He made 14 of 22 field-goal attempts as Charlotte won for the sixth time in eight games.
Just for good measure, Coleman stopped to do a live national television interview on his way to the locker room after a first half in which he had 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Mason had 12 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his fifth &reer triple-double. David
Wesley added 21 points to help Charlotte send Houston to its
sixth consecutive loss on the road.
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