Said Oscar Solem,
retired football coach at the doctor's own college: "I don't think Karpy
knows his football too well. What would replace it?"
assembled decided to table the matter—for a while anyway.
The Meaning of
Kawakami is 38, a first baseman for the Tokyo Giants and a Zen Buddhist. At the
end of this year's season, Kawakami felt he was too old to play baseball, but
his fans begged him not to retire and Kawakami did not want to displease them.
Since Zen Buddhism prescribes meditation rather than revelation for solving
one's problems, Tetsuharu Kawakami went to a mountain temple southwest of Tokyo
and meditated for 21 days. When he emerged the other day, after "coming to
grips with my bare spirit," he had a serene reply for his anxious
followers. It was mu (pronounced moo), a Zen word meaning nothingness. For 24
hours Giant rooters worriedly pondered the meaning. Then Kawakami smiled and
gave them his translation of mu: he would remain with the Giants as a coach but
would occasionally relieve at first base.
Long and Low
This Master of Foxhounds:
He now leads the hunt
With '59 Dachs-hounds.