interference with the catcher's mask was explained to her in considerable
patient detail, but it failed to satisfy. "All right," she conceded,
"so he has to wear his hat backward, but then why doesn't he figure out a
way to wear sunglasses underneath? I certainly would. Wouldn't you?"
An explosive roar
from the stands, signaling a brisk play, put a stop to this particular line of
argument, but not to the thoughts that were by now whirling like tiny
hurricanes in our correspondent's head. "Why do they do this? Why do they
do that?" he kept asking himself, missing play after play as he found no
convincing answer. By the end of the seventh inning, he had had enough.
Muttering excuses, he hunched out of his seat intending to think it all out
further in the nearest bar.
me," he murmured to a lady whose shapely leg blocked egress from the row of
seats. She didn't hear him. "Why," she was asking her escort, "do
all the players wear two pairs of socks?"
Well, why do
The state of
Michigan, which a month ago contented itself with casual prefight examinations
of boxers, now has a sensible, 12-point medical program up for adoption by the
boxing commission. A study group of Michigan medical men, out to prevent a
repetition of the case of Johnny Summerlin, who was allowed to fight though he
had lost feeling in his left side, urges annual examinations, codification of
boxing injuries, instruction manuals for ringside doctors and a thorough,
running medical history of boxers. One of the best ideas, if one of the hardest
to enforce (boxers invariably "feel fine"), would require trainers and
manager to complete a questionnaire before each fight. Falsification of a
boxer's condition would carry "severe penalties."
officials are seized with inconceivable indifference, the new safety rules
should be adopted soon, and a good thing, too.
How odd that
Has not developed yet;
They're good at making rackets
And masters of the nyet.
--Irwin L. Stein