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THE STUFF YOU CAN'T MAKE UP
Steve Rushin
December 30, 2002
Beauty power, courage: Sure, those things have their place in the sports pages—usually way ahead of the bizarre, moronic and embarrassing stories our writer has been clipping all year
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December 30, 2002

The Stuff You Can't Make Up

Beauty power, courage: Sure, those things have their place in the sports pages—usually way ahead of the bizarre, moronic and embarrassing stories our writer has been clipping all year

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THE PARKING AREA IS NOW CALLED TRENT LOT
St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati renamed its athletic field Schottzie Field, in honor of former Reds owner Marge Schott and her beloved Saint Bernards.

WRIGLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT
A fan paid $250 at auction for gum chewed by Oakland A's pitcher Tim Hudson.

YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE SACK LEADER GAVE
On the The Tonight Show, Jay Leno displayed a headline about the NFL's alltime leading rusher that read, SMITH DONATES BALLS TO CHARITY.

COULD YOU SIGN IT "TO HOOTIE"?
After the baseball All-Star Game ended in a tie, President Bush proposed that a White House intern write a case study of Bud Selig's behavior that night—"as an object lesson," reported Time.com, "in what not to do in a crisis."

BRIDGE TROUBLED OVER WATERS
At the World Bridge Championships in Montreal, Disa Eythorsdottir of Huntsville, Ala., was denied her silver medal when she refused to submit to a postmatch urine test.

FEW REALIZE THAT WAS CHURCHILL'S MIDDLE NAME
An Ohio couple named their newborn son Winston NASCAR.

THEY WERE AFRAID THAT PATRICK HAYASHI WOULD POUNCE ON THEM AND RIP THE BALL FROM THEIR HANDS
On a bet, goalkeeper Tom Janssens of Veerle Sport FC in Belgium kicked a ball into the basket of a hot-air balloon as it passed 100 feet over the practice field. Two women in the balloon promptly returned the ball.

CROUCHING CAR THIEF, HIDDEN BLACK BELTS
In Los Angeles a man attempted to carjack a van carrying the Florida International University judo team, in town to teach a self-defense course. Its members summarily pummeled the perpetrator.

WE FOUND THIS HUMERUS (IT WAS UNDER A TABLE)
At an arm-wrestling tournament to raise money for a senior citizens' club in Lyons, Colo., two amateur participants- Jim Anderson and Suzanne Carlson-broke their upper arms. Said Anderson, 37, "I had no idea a bone made so much noise when it cracked."

HERE I GO AGAIN
Six-foot-six pitcher Chuck Finley, then with the Indians, filed for divorce from his wife, Whitesnake video vixen Tawny Kitaen, after she allegedly beat him.

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