The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 06, 1978, Image 13

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THE BATTALION FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6. 197B Pag* 13 Sean Petty 1 for 267 yd -h average, i| ards per i Ison averageil eing an Aggie fan heck of a challenge ■rs will i... hope to pen I e - For the a |Texas A&M football fan is one who hits to have a lot of pati- goesu P^I)ce, physical prowess, agility, a 16-inch bottom and the ablility to 'og defense 1 Lj 0 n his or her feet for long periods of time, defensivel; i n a way, it sounds like one would have to l>e Superman, laroonshave The weak fan is one who fails to get tickets for out-of-town games Mention. I j 2ets run 0V er following the band into Kyle Field before midnight f hll practice. 1 to things ( khe weak Aggie fan is crushed in the true sense of Darwinism. 1 getting thr? n ] y t h e strong survive. best. But tit j t is t he toughest of Aggie fens who will spend Saturday and Sunday is to playg ght camping out for tickets. The possibility that these tickets might i in the horseshoe or in the parking lot of some foreign stadium ie big of W Amplifies the Aggie fan's great patience and dedication. He is wil- Hieir deleis L t 0 sacrifice his own bed for two nights of no sleep in front of G. a lot. The| ^ white Coliseum. I our offensr, jTahe, for instance, the 4,673rd person that will wait for tickets all biitzs andii for next weeks game with the University of Houston in the |trodome. This Aggie will show his great patience and self-control J uietly and calmly walking away from the ticket window. He will lisb^ause Houston is sending only 4,672 tickets to Texas A&M. Last Saturday was the first time the Aggie fens got to check out { le Field’s new 16-inch seats. There was a bit of apprehension as s slowly, one by one edged (or wedged) their bottoms into their ts for the halftime show. For most, this seemed like a good time to |et Cokes or walk around rather than run the risk of trying to explain to the person next to them why he or she does not fit. ;eves, alfoimhe Aggie ^ an must have patience to lx* able to stand the entire players, an cJ a t the same time bei of defensiu gamble a lo run the rigk '• When yo ig in that rJ rself in anij ; are the John shuts out Phillies nd the tea vhat to exjw y told nielli e Aggies,! e only aba m who haw eing packed in even tighter than last ar. tast Saturday was a great example of the Aggie fan's ability to ercome difficult situations. The second largest home crowd ever [,818) packed into Kyle Field. And for the first time no one sat on track. To say the least, the fens were "up close and personal. ” And one was wandering around the stands passing out the Right 8 ( ard. they sayfelfhe Aggie fen must be in great physical shape. He must be able to rat it s an a ind the entire game, facing the sun and taking the heat. Many ■M students workout in the summer for the football season by ' get up fori Iriring construction or doing highway paving or spending many g the Agpt irs just standing in the sun. By the time the first home game comes it they reai lUn d, they are ready to take on the elements. \ p teams inti fhe Texas A&M athletic officials have made the training and prep- enough. tion for the home games even harder. Their first task was to make the kickoffs at 1:30 p.m. This was to see how much heat the fan -w ild take. inother difficulty the Aggie fan must overcome is that he can no r t ger bring coolers or ice chests into the stadium. I would like to see players on the Aggie footlxall team go an entire game without inching their thirst. its 24-6 or * ut rea ^ test ^ an cornes on Friday night. The fan cr Tulane n< ^ s most even * n 8 getting psyched up for midnight yell rrill belieie c *' ce Sbidents have been known to get psyched up in many diffe- tXr an eipl ^ wa y s ’ Most seem to take various pain killers in anticipation of the iuing test of strength. Ike real test comes when the Aggie fen falls in behind the Fightin’ band before midnight yell practice. This is where the fan uses ofhis agility and ability to make it all the way to Kyle Field. )nce the fan decides to fall in behind the band, he must be ready be shoved, pushed, hit, stomped, grabbed, pinched or even own up on. Yes, some Aggies fold under the pressure. The pre- Ipractice psyche up is sometimes too much for them, mes it s li ^ an ^ oes not dare fall lest he be trampled and walked upon. s is why he must be agile, ready to stop on a dime or be whipped und by the line of people he is hooked on to. he male fan has it rougher than the female fan because not only uld he have agility and strength, he must have good hands. That’s Mir good hand and concentration. He must concentrate on the girl tftly in front of him and, well, use his pinchers to their fullest snt. b the other hand, (no pun intended) the female Aggie fan must nay good moves. She must fake out the grasping hands of her male nterparts as best she can. Jpon reaching Kyle Field, the Aggie fan must scramble (or stum- to find a seat. Then the yelling starts. ■hen comes the test of memory and perception. The fan must “ember all those different signs the yell leaders are giving. He 't remember the words to the songs. It is all going so fast, no finally, the experiment concerning what happens when the jbare turned out on 25,000 people. Some, being quick to see the •ending danger of total darkness, flick their Bics. Others try to just Pett\ ul" ° ne P* ace without felling down. And still others are overcome . B 11 me romantic setting of Kyle Field and a mass exercise in kissing place. aS Th Wee | < 3 home game this test of strength, agility and pati- 5K for an ei] inst BosIod st two wins b Carolina aelped our -rill. “We'ft king things s. Kansas olina State rn Metbt Housti d, n vs. klahomat, . ..SMUl Arkansas b nn State b .Alabama lebraska . Houston . .Dallas stakes place at Texas A&M University. And each week the Aggie comes back for more of the same. United Press International PHILADELPHIA — One more victory will wrap up a second straight National League pennant for the sky high Los Angeles Dod gers and now they’ve got the ideal place to do it — at home. Continuing their crusade to win this pennant for stricken coach Jim Gilliam, the Dodgers, behind another power hitting display from Davey Lopes and the four-hit pitch ing of Tommy John, made it two straight over the frustrated Philadelphia Phillies with a 4-0 victory Thursday. Now the scene shifts to Los Angeles, where the Dodgers have the enviable prospect of needing just one win at home to clinch the best-of-five series and the pennant. Lopes, the Dodgers’ emotionally charged captain who hit one of four Los Angeles homers in Wednesday night’s first-game 9-5 victory, gave John the only run he really needed with a leadoff home run in the fourth inning. Raising his fist high in he air upon circling the bases, Lopes seemed to signify that the Dodgers were indeed going to wrap up the playoff's in a hurry for Gil liam, who was felled by a cerebral hemorrhage on Sept. 15 and lies in a coma in a Los Angeles hospital. Lopes took charge again when he singled home another run in the Aggie notes fifth and tripled to knock in the final Dodger run in the seventh. “We wanted to get the jump on Philadelphia early and get them down mentally,” said Lopes. Prior to Lopes’ homer, Phillies starter Dick Ruthven had retired the first nine Dodger batters in or der. But, taking the cue from their captain, the Dodgers roughed up Ruthven in the fifth inning in much the same manner as they battered Larry Christenson the night before. Dusty Baker led off with a line double into the right field corner and after Rick Monday went out on a tapper to first Steve Yeager sin gled to center for a 2-0 lead. Yeager’s steal of second set the stage for Lopes’ sharp single to center that made it 3-0. Another base hit by Bill Russell kayoed Ruthven and brought on Warren Brusstar, who calmed the rally by getting Reggie Smith on a fly out. In the seventh, Rick Monday led off with a single against Ron Reed, the third Philadelphia pitcher, and after John sacrificed Lopes ripped his triple to the wall in right center, making it 4-0. Meanwhile, John, the Dodgers’ bionic left-hander who underwent a tendon transplant from his right forearm to his left elbow two years ago, was adding further insult to the Phillies, who despite three straight division championships and 292 regular season wins in three years, have won only one playoff game and none in their home eterans Stadium ballpark. John, who beat the Phillies 41 in last year’s fourth and final playoff game, struck out four, walked two and was aided by three double plays. He was really in trouble only twice — in the first when Mike Schmidt led off with a single and moved up on a ground out, and in the seventh when Garry Maddox and Greg Luzinski led off with sing les. NL Championship Series Los Angeles 9, Philadelphia 5 Los Angeles 4, Philadelphia 0 Today — Philadelphia at Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m.(CDT) Saturday — x-Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m. Sunday — x-Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 2:55 p.m. AL Championship Series New York 7, Kansas City 1 New York 4. Kansas City 10 Today — Kansas City at New York, 2:30 p.m. Saturday — Kansas City at New York. 7:30 p.m. Sunday — x-Kansas City at New York, 7:30 p.m. x-if necessary The Cow Hop RESTAURANT COW PIES (HAMBURGERS) & FRIES “AN AGGIE TRADITION" 846-1 588 EXPIRES OCT. 9. 1978 317 UNIVERSITY DR. (NORTHGATE) Busy weekend for teams The Texas A&M women’s tennis team will be in Baton Rouge, La., today through Sunday for the LSU Lady Tiger Invitational while the men’s team will be in the McFar land Open in San Antonio. Playing for the women will be Mary Guerra, Susan Schilling, Kathleen Sissom, Judy Willard, Maylyn Hooton and Ferol Hinkle. Leading the men’s team will be sophomore Reid Freeman and junior transfer Alberto Jiminez from Bogota, Colombia. The undefeated Texas A&M wo men’s cross country team will try for its third straight win today in the University of Houston In vitational. Running for the Aggies will be Martha Sartain, Lorie Scott, Cathy Cocke, Debbie Cocke, Keresse Hawkins, Julie White, Kim Mallory, Adelaide Bratten and Sandra Brown. Sartain has been the individual winner in the first two meets. Both Texas A&M men’s and wo men’s golf teams face strong compe tition this week. The men, coached by Bob Elies, are competing in the Jim Corbett Invitational in Baton Rouge, La., while the women, coached by Kitty Holley, play in the Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque, N. M. Playing for the men are Dave Ogrin, Jay Kent, Steve Bowman, Doug Ward and ichard Cromwell. Playing for the women will be Kim Bauer, Shirley Furlong, Monica Welch, Andrea Welch and Carol Berry. It was a tight squeeze, but the Texas A&M women’s softball team scored in the 10th inning to edge past Baylor 7-6 in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday. The Aggies are now 18-3 for the season, having lost three consecu tive championship games to Texas Wpplan’s University in tournament play. Texas A&M’s Sami Evans led the Aggies in the first game to a 6-1 win over the Bears. In the nightcap game, Evans re lieved freshman Shannon Murray after two innings of play. Evans pitched 15 innings in the doub leheader, bringing her season rec ord to 12-1. Baylor scored three runs in the first two innings, but Texas A&M tied the score in the top of the third. Baylor came from behind in the sixth to lead 6-5, but the Aggies again tied the score in the top of the seventh. Liz Zemanek walked and ad vanced to second base on a sacrifice by Nancy Sullivan. Zemanek scored on a single by Tony Hymel. Leading hitters for the Aggies were Hymel, Glorian Motal, Cindy Gough, and Vicki Markowsky, each with two hits. The team travels to Nacogdoches today for the Stephen F. Austin In vitational. A MAGNIFICENT OFFER! Lindsey’s Anniversary Sale! Diamond Bridal Trio Sets Your Choice *199 In white or yellow gold All styles shown pot available in stock. Choose from these six exciting styles during this special offer! $199 95 price includes all three rings! Illustrations enlarged to show beauty of detail. cLirjdsey’s Manor East Ma« 779-3616 JEWELERS LOUPOT’S OKSTORE NORTHGATE Point Spread Discount on selected Styles of Name Brand T-Shirts After The Game ’til 6 p.m. Wed., Oct. 11 drive Bo sonelMni totally new. Serving your country has its benefits. Skill training. Good pay. Chance to travel. 30 days paid vacation every year. And in-service educational opportunities. 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