AT LEAST THEY AVOIDED DIVORCE COURT
Blue Jays rookie pitcher Luis Aquino was set to be married on March 1 and even posed for pictures with his bride-to-be in her gown and a Blue Jays cap for the front page of the Feb. 22 Toronto Star. Unfortunately, the night before the wedding, Aquino got into an argument with his future father-in-law at the bridal dinner and the whole thing was called off.
WAIT TILL THE AS PLAY THE TIGERS...
Oakland rookie catcher Scott Hemond called the Domino's in Phoenix for a pizza one night and was told he lived one house outside the delivery area. He said he would go stand in the driveway of the house next door. When the store still refused to deliver, he drove off to pick it up himself, only to be broadsided by another car. Hemond suffered a broken nose and other facial injuries. Nevertheless, he is back playing for the A's.
THE PADRES WOULD LOVE HIM
Rookie Reds third baseman Chris Sabo takes a great deal of ribbing from teammates who remember he worked at the McDonald's next to Al Lopez Field in Tampa when he was in the Instructional League in 1985. "We used to go watch him flip hamburgers on the 5-to-11 shift," says pitcher Hugh Kemp.
THE DODGER FAMILY
When Los Angeles reliever Ken Howell's contract negotiations were over—he had to accept a $5,000 cut, to $170,000—Howell turned to general manager Al Campanis and asked, "The team finished fifth and you put the team together, so did you take a pay cut?"
THE CALVIN COOLIDGE JULIUS CAESAR TUSKAHOMA McLISH NAMES OF THE WEEK
?The Astros have a minor league infielder named Andujar Cedeno.
? Avon Park ( Fla.) High has a lefthander certain to be drafted in June whose name is Little Anthony Gordon.
?Twins general manager Andy MacPhail and outfielder Billy Sample played against one another when they were on the Dickinson College and James Madison University baseball teams, respectively.
?The guy wearing Tom Seaver's old uniform number, 41, at Boston's camp is batting practice catcher Kyle Sullivan, the younger son of Haywood Sullivan.