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In a time when unseemly pressure and unforgiving expectations are placed upon leading collegiate athletes, it is nice to read a story that presents the athlete's perspective. Chris Webber has revealed his maturity by the classy manner in which he has dealt with his costly gaffe at the end of the NCAA championship game. It is important to praise our young athletes not only when all is well but also when things go wrong.
We may have learned more about Chris Webber in defeat than we ever did in any of Michigan's many victories. The fact that he stopped to sign an autograph for a young fan during his long, solemn exit from the Superdome—when he easily could have walked on by—speaks volumes about him.
Farewell, Alan. You will be missed.
Although he struck out in his only plate appearance, he earned a distinction that will no doubt stand. Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton are unlikely to appear in a future World Series as players.