Phillie Pitcher Chris Short got off to a logy start this year, but lately he has looked more like the 20-game winner of 1966, thanks to Manager Frank Lucchesi, who told Short he was too fat. Short saw the light, lost weight and got his fastball back. But how did he diet? "I went to bourbon and whiskey," Short says. "Beer's the thing that puts weight on you. You drink bourbon with water, you don't put weight on." Short cites his recent record as proof of his theory. About 100 proof.
Comic Shelley Berman is writing the script for a Peggy Fleming- Jean-Claude Killy TV special, see, and to get into the spirit of the thing he is learning to ice skate. "And now I understand the true meaning of American democracy," he says, "because I'm standing up against descent." Got that? Standing up against...well, maybe there'll be a good show on one of the other channels.