In a game against the Tigers in Cleveland, Bozo the Clown—subbing for a no-show Smoky The Bear—throws out the first ball. Somebody's asking for it.
Sutcliffe has root canal work done, loses 15 pounds, and his pitching suffers.
Blyleven steps on a baseball lurking in the Milwaukee outfield, breaking his left foot, and goes on the disabled list.
Relief pitcher Ernie Camacho is hit on the left wrist by a line drive during extra innings against Detroit. Camacho says he can still throw, but can't catch. So catcher Ron Hassey has to throw the ball back to either the first baseman or third baseman, who then gently hands it over to Camacho.
Camacho tells Boston's Jim Rice to sit his ".210-hitting ass on the bench." Rice, fortunately, doesn't hear him.
Easterly still refuses to go to Maine.
First baseman Mike Hargrove asks for a trade. "I'm tired of guys on other teams asking me why I'm not playing," he says.
Corrales gives up cigarettes and switches to a pipe.