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Arnie "went wild" on the first hole, according to Bradley, hitching his pants 50 times. He birdied the hole. Then he slacked off and his low total was seven on the 18th, which he paired.
"There seemed to be a connection between the number of times he hitched and the kind of situation he was in," Bradley reports. "The more the pressure, the more he hitched. He's got several kinds of moves, really. Sort of a half hitch, which is when he just pulls up one side, a full hitch when he grabs both the left and right side at the same time, and then what I call a triple hitch. That's when he pulls up both sides and then tugs once at the front."
Now that the mountain lion has been killed off in New Mexico until only about 350 remain, Governor Bruce King finally has signed a bill making it illegal to kill them indiscriminately.
That accomplished, legislative debate has turned to another endangered species. The question is whether to void the state's law requiring a three-day waiting period before marriage. Senator Aubrey Dunn of Alamogordo protested.
"We have passed legislation protecting cougars, hawks, vultures and owls," he said, "and I think it's about time we protected bachelors."
One of Satchel Paige's little secrets has been revealed by Bill Veeck, the man who was responsible for raising him to big-league stature and is now most proud of Satch's elevation to the Hall of Fame, albeit on a special basis.
Satch, it seems, had a system of cataloging batters by the way they stood at the plate and what they did thereafter.
"Leroy seldom bothered with unimportant things like the names of his opponents," Veeck recalled, "but he identified those worthy of recollection with a special mental filing system of his own. He remembered how they stood at the plate.