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Three cheers for Smart Ball. What makes sports so important is their relative unimportance. One can train hard and take on challenges he or she may or may not be able to handle, secure in the knowledge that the rest of the world quite frankly doesn't care.
My hat is off to the student athletes, coaches and football programs at these Division III schools. The players know why they are in school, and they have their priorities straight. They know that football is an emotional release offering the opportunity to build friendships. It is great that such football programs exist.
The settlement involved no exchange of money. Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, makers of Ping clubs, agreed to stop manufacturing clubs that do not conform, and the USGA agreed to treat earlier models as if they conformed, to protect the interests of innocent golfers who had purchased them. The USGA did not pay, nor would it have paid, one cent to settle.
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According to G.H. Fleming in his book about the 1927 Yankees, Murderers' Row, "Bennett was the official Yankee mascot and full-time batboy, but he was no longer a boy. He was 24 years old and had been the Chicago White Sox mascot from 1917 to 1919. A New Yorker, he served in the same capacity for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the pennant-winning year of 1920. He was hired by the Yankees for the 1921 season and remained with the club until he was seriously injured in an automobile accident mid-season 1933.... He died from alcoholism in January 1935. His furnished room on West Eighty-fourth Street contained four pictures on the walls: autographed photographs of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Herb Pennock and Waite Hoyt."—ED.