Unhappily, the solution already has created a new problem. Five thousand of the hybrids were developed in an Illinois Department of Conservation lake and fishermen were encouraged to go after them. In just two weeks they caught 4,000. Chances are the hybrids will not last long enough to provide much more fishing, let alone spawn.
CAMILO COOLS IT
Maddened by the slowness of the Minnesota Twins pitcher, Camilo Pascual, against the Baltimore Orioles one night last week, a reporter started keeping a rather different kind of scorecard.
The eighth inning, he noted, began at 10:46 p.m. It took Pascual 20 minutes to pitch to five batters. During that time he adjusted his cap 25 times; hitched his trousers 17 times; took off his glove and rubbed and rerubbed baseballs 18 times; looked around twice at the dugout, four times at the outfielders; conferred with his manager once and his catcher three times; scraped the rubber on the pitching mound 15 times; wiped his forehead 12 times; scraped the dirt on the front portion of the mound 41 times.
And how did the fans like all this? Not one bit.