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BETWEEN THE LINES
Peter Gammons
October 06, 1986
HOW I SPENT MY DIVISION-CLINCHING WEEK
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October 06, 1986

Between The Lines

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THE INDECISION BLUES
The Mets are 25-7 in Ron Darling's starts, but he has had 13 no-decisions; in his last 10 no-decisions he has a 2.10 earned run average.

CAN YOU IMAGINE THE STREET VALUE?

A student theater group from Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif., ordered tickets for its fall play from a printing company in Arkansas. Instead they received more than 50,000 Mets World Series tickets.

Not being business majors, they sent the tickets on to the Mets.

IT'S PROBABLY JUST A COINCIDENCE
When Tony La Russa managed Chicago, the White Sox were 4-0 against the Athletics. When he managed Oakland, the A's were 5-1 against the White Sox.

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

?"I wonder if the Red Sox would mind if I went out and jumped on the pile to see what it feels like."—Brewer outfielder Rick Manning on the possibility that Boston would clinch in Milwaukee.

?"Some guys just always get the green light."—Astro pitcher Nolan Ryan on why he attempted to steal second.

THE JOAQUIN ANDUJAR QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"I just like to see how tough I am."—on why he finished a game despite a pain in his elbow.

WELCOME TO LOTUSLAND
With a division title imminent, California's odd fans responded with crowds of 22,678 and 22,684 on Sept. 23 and Sept. 25, both 10,000 below the club's season average.

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