"Not since you retired, Tug," said Mylan.
A GREAT DIFFERENCE
Dino Ciccarelli, who last week was sentenced to a day in jail and fined $1,000 for assault during a hockey game (page 34), is currently trying to renegotiate his $400,000-a-year contract with the Minnesota North Stars. His agent, Ron Salcer, pointing to the reported $2 million salary Wayne Gretzky will be getting from the Los Angeles Kings, said, "He [ Ciccarelli] is not Wayne Gretzky, but isn't he worth a quarter of Wayne Gretzky?"
Granted that Gretzky, who is almost a year younger, has scored just three times as many points in his NHL career as Ciccarelli has, but scoring isn't everything. The Great One has been a great credit to the game. He has never been charged with assault, nor has he ever pleaded guilty to charges of indecent exposure, as Ciccarelli has. And Ciccarelli's drawing power is infinitesimal compared with Gretzky's.
So the answer to Salcer's question is an emphatic no.
THE POLITICAL FRINGE
Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential candidate, ran cross-country at Swarthmore. His running mate, Lloyd Bentsen, is an avid tennis player. GOP standard-bearer George Bush played first base while captain of the Yale baseball team. So what does the prospective Republican vice-president, Indiana Senator Dan Quayle, have to offer in the way of sports?
Well, Quayle played on the DePauw University golf team for four years, serving as captain his senior year. He is so fond of the sport that he is known as " Florida's third senator" for his forays on the links of the Sunshine State. Quayle has had to weather a lot of criticism since his surprise nomination, but last week he was hit with a particularly low blow. Randy Reifers, a furniture manufacturer's rep in Dublin, Ohio, who was one of Quayle's teammates at DePauw, told the Chicago Tribune, " Quayle still can't beat me. He never could putt."
FAREWELL TO THE CHIEF
Dr. Theodore Gelet made this simple announcement at Pittsburgh's Mercy Hospital last Thursday: "At 7:45 a.m., the Chief passed away in his sleep with his family at his bedside."