THE BLAST will face the hottest player in the Major Soccer League -- Tatu -- when the Dallas Sidekicks come to the Arena tomorrow night (7:35). Tatu, who is noted for tossing his shirt into the stands after scoring, has had 10 goals and six assists in his last three games. Although the Blast's record is only 4-5, coach Kenny Cooper, for once, is being patient. He's breaking in some new players, among them goalie Hank Henry, who has impressed everyone.
* A win over arch-rival Loyola Thanksgiving morning would not only give Calvert Hall a .500 season but would make the Cardinals' year. The Hall, after struggling most of the season, geared up for Loyola by beating City in the mud in its last outing. Says Calvert Hall coach Bill Mackley: "We've finally gotten some people back. Our quarterback coach, Mel Filler, has done a great job with Brian Healy. Brian played an intelligent game against City." Healy is from a football family. His dad, Pat, was a star halfback at Loyola under Ed Hargaden and at Notre Dame in the '50s. Brian's brother, Timmy, starred at Delaware and is in the plans of the Miami Dolphins.
* Norman Scherr, better known as Stormin' Norman, is a member of the Sports Boosters of Maryland and says the best speech at the organization's annual banquet the other night was given by New York Giants general manager George Young. "George has a very dry wit," says Scherr, who has been aware of that since he sat in Young's history class at City College 30 years ago.