Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing Eye Openers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing Eye Openers

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Time was when we patrons of the park felt as if Busch Stadium was a difficult place to hit a home run. But this date in baseball history reminds us that old Griffith Stadium in Washington was the Hotel California of baseball stadiums.

You could check in any time you wanted, but you could never leave.

On Sept. 7, 1945, JOE KUHEL went deep for the Senators - swthe first, and only, homer at home for Washington that season. The Senators belted 26 on the road.

"The Graveyard" wasn't much friendlier for the opposition. Opposing sluggers hit only six home runs at Griffith in 1945, with Detroit's RUDY YORK accounting for two.

Oh, yes. Almost forgot. The distinction of his blow notwithstanding, Kuhel didn't flip his bat, admire the trajectory or take a dramatic trot around the sacks.

His homer was inside the park.

Eye Drops:

Let's go live to the baseball talks:

DON FEHR: "First, we take the graham cracker and we put the chocolate on the graham cracker. Then we roast the marshmallow. When the marshmallow is flaming, we stick it on the chocolate. Then, we cover it with the other graham cracker."

RICHARD RAVITCH: "No, Don. I said, we should meet some more, not make s'mores."

Could someone explain why it is so shocking for Missouri, 3-7-1 last year and puppy chow for the past 10 years, to lose by three to Tulsa, 4-6-1 last year and a few breaks from being 8-3?

I wish DEION SANDERS would hurry up and pick a team so I can get on with the rest of my life.

Let's face it, the Tigers should have made a coaching change at halftime.

Which was more amazing, seeing JERRY RICE break the career touchdowns record, or seeing VINCE EVANS quarterback the Los Angeles Raiders?

Excuse me, but when did 10 wins become a milestone for major-league pitchers?

Now let's go to Akron, Ohio, where radio station WJMP has become the first radio station to go to all "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" programming.

That's right. The former all-sports station plays HARRY CARAY's favorite tune constantly, as in non-stop, as in over and over and over again. …

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