?A View from the Realists
After Chicago's Last Stand (see page 10), the odds makers hastily made the Yankees 8-to-5 favorites to beat the Milwaukee Braves in the World Series and stopped taking mundane bets on them to win the league pennant. Hearty optimists can, however, still get 8 to 1 on the White Sox.
?A View with Alarm
In the top-of-the-page space the Chicago Tribune normally reserves for a 60-point banner headline, there appeared last—or Black—Friday this tiny 14-point head: YANK HOMER IN 11TH BEATS sox 2-1; SWEEPS SERIES. Beneath it, in the paper's smallest type was a wistful Al Lopez quote: 'WE'RE STILL IN THE RACE,' to which the Trib glumly appended—(OR ARE WE?).
?Interlude in Mexico
Monterrey's Little League World Champions, greeted by 20,000 riotous fans at Mexico City's airport, serenaded by Mariachi bands and audienced by the president, did not, as scheduled, deposit their pennant at the foot of the altar of the Basilica of Guadalupe; they just couldn't give it up yet.
?Sport in Crime
The huge sampan population of Hong Kong is being terrorized by skin-divers. Wearing grotesque masks, their bodies painted in many hues, they pop up, rob and disappear, leaving no footprints for baffled police.