Kammeyer was right. If he plays again this season—he sat out the five games following his shellacking—and retires the next batter he faces, he will have an ERA of 216.00.
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Lake Placid, the little (pop. 2,800) Adirondack town that is staging the 1980 Winter Olympics, last week unveiled its $16 million arena for figure skating and hockey, a hulking, spider-legged structure that looks as if it's going to leap into the air at any moment. The occasion was the Norton Flaming Leaves Invitational tournament, which attracted 65 figure skaters from 16 countries. Although most nations sent only "B" teams, the Saturday night finale drew a near-capacity turnout of 7,916, the largest crowd ever to attend any kind of event in the town—including the 1932 Olympics.
Before the night's skating, Lake Placid's restaurants were packed to the doors and beyond, a disquieting omen for next February's Olympics, when the local eateries will have to feed the exactly 51,700 spectators who will be allowed into town each day. While endless lines of sad-eyed visitors waited for a meal of any kind, some of the Lake Placid area's two dozen restaurants were busily pre-selling their tables for February—which will effectively shut out any drop-in trade. After the Olympics, when the snow melts, the town's streets probably will be littered with the bones of those who perished while looking for a bite to eat.