JUST A REMINDER
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Magrane wears a T-shirt that bears this inscription: THROW STRIKES... BABE RUTH IS DEAD.
A FRIDGE WITH AN EVEN BIGGER CAPACITY
While William (refrigerator) Perry, the 6'2", 350-pound defensive lineman, rejoined the Chicago Bears last week after a four-week stay at a diet clinic, St. Clair County ( Ala.) High's 5'11", 500-pound senior defensive tackle Jeremy Lowery was busy preparing for his season opener this Friday. Folks in Alabama claim that Lowery, whose uniform pants are actually three regular pairs sewn together, is the biggest football player in the country.
Jeremy always wanted to play football, but until this year his blood pressure was too high. Like the Fridge, Lowery is on a fitness program, this one prescribed by the Sports Medicine Institute at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He has lost 13 pounds in the last few weeks by walking a mile a day, switching to diet sodas and cutting his nightly intake of cheeseburgers from three to two. Says Lowery's coach, Jerry Forrest, "Jeremy gets around faster than any 500-pounder I've ever seen."
Lowery's teammates have been knocking themselves out trying to find a suitable nickname for him. Usually they just end up calling him Big Fridge.