Rogers Morton, Congressman from Maryland and Republican national chairman, was congratulating the winner of the Governor's Cup Race in the 23rd Annual Crab Derby in Crisfield, Md. when the congratulatee pinched him. "A Democratic crab," Morton muttered, shifting his grip.
The Cincinnati Bengals' Mike Reid dislocated his right index finger in an exhibition game and has had to stop practice—piano practice, that is. Reid, who is scheduled to play Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Cincinnati Orchestra in April, says, "Now I can't do anything about getting the piece ready for at least two months." He also is scheduled to play a season opener against Oakland. For that he is ready.
And then there's Antonio Ord��ez, who was gored in the linger. In Linares last month a bull took Ord��ez' cape during the first set of veronicas, and to the audible disgust of the crowd Ord��ez, instead of recovering it, turned and fled. Official word is that as Ord��ez vaulted the barrera the bull nailed the very tip of the little finger of his pivoting left (or nonfighting) hand. No ol�s greeted Ordonez' retreat to his ranch for plastic surgery and an indefinite recuperation period described as "complete rest and total inactivity." He's still there, and the inactivity includes not answering the telephone.
There is Vice-President Agnew teeing off in Palm Springs again, and is it—can it be—in Agnew's foursome again—yes! Doug Sanders! Standing there! Not flinching!
A dozen boats a year run onto York Ledge outside of Falmouth harbor in Massachusetts, but early this month the reef claimed an especially fancy victim, Winthrop Aldrich's yacht Wayfarer. The 80-foot cruiser hit at 6 a.m. and just managed to struggle back to Falmouth in time to sink decorously at dockside. Damage estimates range up to $100,000, a jolt even for a former president and board chairman of The Chase Manhattan Bank and onetime Ambassador to the Court of St. James. Now there is talk that better warning markings will be placed at York Ledge. If so, local sailors have a friend at Chase Manhattan.