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By JOHN EISENBERG | June 15, 1991
Fact: Three of the five major-league teams that have fired their managers this season are still in last place. And the other two are in the same division as one of the last- placers.Opinion: The Seattle Mariners would win the AL East.Fact: The Chicago Bulls won 55 of their last 65 games.Opinion: It sure would make a positive statement if UNLV replaced the Tark with a law-and-order guy. (If there is a law-and-order guy, that is.)Fact: The combined lifetime ERA of the Orioles' current rotation -- Ballard, Mesa, Milacki, Robinson, Smith -- is 4.85.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | May 27, 1994
Fact: The Ex-Oriole rotation (Pete Harnisch, Curt Schilling, Dennis Martinez, Mike Morgan, Rick Sutcliffe) has combined for a 6-21 record and two stays on the disabled list.Opinion: It would be interesting to see if America stayed inside in the middle of June to watch the Pacers and Jazz in the NBA Finals.Fact: (from the CFL transaction wire): Slotback Rob Crifo was traded from the Rough Riders to the Roughriders. (Ottawa to Saskatchewan.) He said, "In my heart, I'll always be a Rough Rider."
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By JOHN EISENBERG | September 4, 1991
Fact: Jimmy Connors called the chair umpire "an abortion" in the fifth set against Aaron Krickstein. Did it twice.Opinion: What Connors is doing is remarkable for a 39-year-old, but my memory is too long to buy into him as anything other than a jerk. (Just can't seem to shake the memory of him turning to Princess Di in the Royal Box and grabbing his privates.)Fact: The Orioles did win a pennant this year. One of their farm teams, the Kane County Cougars, won the second-half title of the Class A Midwest League's Northern Division.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | May 26, 1992
Fact: Lost in the fuss over Brady Anderson's start, Mike Devereaux is on a 31-homer, 96-RBI pace.Opinion: A.P. Indy will win the Belmont and everyone will say, "What if . . . "Fact: Mark McGwire's 17 homers through 40 games is well ahead of Babe Ruth's 12 in 1927 and Roger Maris' 10 in 1961, but McGwire says of such comparisons: "I throw them in the trash."Opinion: You could win a pennant with a rotation led by Kansas City's Kevin Appier, Cleveland's Charles Nagy and Milwaukee's Bill Wegman -- three unknowns.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | September 29, 1993
Fact: Since 1986, the Orioles have a 96-143 record in September.Opinion: The name on the Terps football uniforms should be "Marylan." No D.Fact: The former Blow Jays have finished the past two seasons with a combined 31-9 run (five games left in '93).Opinion: If the Giants and Eagles are among the best five teams in the NFL, there aren't very many good teams.Fact: John McEnroe on golf: "Is that a sport, in all honesty? I think it's a great game and all, but I think, to be considered a sport, you have to run at some point."
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By JOHN EISENBERG | November 1, 1993
Fact: The Orioles led the league in exactly one of the 43 team hitting and pitching categories -- balks.Opinion: If the NFL ever expands again (after Nov. 30), it'll go international, like to Toronto or Mexico City.Fact: NFL Properties already has sold a million Carolina Panthers T-shirts.Opinion: Sorry, but that Panthers logo looks like someone's dinner that got dropped on the floor.Fact: Marge Schott resumes control of the Reds today. (Isn't that great?)Opinion: Baseball statistics we'd love to see (Part I)
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By JOHN EISENBERG | February 12, 1991
Fact: The recent Giants-Bills Super Bowl was the first Super Bowl or World Series in 36 months without a team from the Bay area.Opinion: Let's get this straight. UNLV is easily the best college basketball team, but it would lose by 30 to the Charlotte Hornets.Fact: When Jose Canseco faces Roger Clemens this year, the at-bat will have a net worth of almost $15,000. (Based on a full season of play, Canseco will get $8,000 per at-bat, Clemens $6,500 per out.)Opinion: The Pistons aren't going to three-peat without Isiah Thomas.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | September 20, 1990
Fact: The nine hitters earning at least $3 million a year (Jose Canseco, Kirby Puckett, Don Mattingly, Robin Yount, Kevin Mitchell, Will Clark, Eric Davis, Joe Carter, Rickey Henderson) are hitting a combined average of .270 this year with an average of 21 home runs and 75 RBI.Opinion: If Gregg Olson's arm isn't 100 percent, he shouldn't pitch the rest of the year.Fact: Since the beginning of the 1988 season, the Redskins have won five of 17 games against teams with winning records.Opinion: If the 49ers slip, the Giants will be the team that catches them.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | March 14, 1992
Fact: Prairie View A&M pulled off the big one, going 0-28 in basketball after 0-11 in football. (Bonus fact: Only other winless Division I basketball team since 1948 were the 0-17 Citadel Bulldogs in 1955.)Opinion: It must be discouraging to be traded to the Sacramento Surge for future considerations. (It's the WLAF, which is a football league, not a radio station.)Fact: The National League West was the only division without a managerial change in 1991.Opinion: As a three-time conference champ and two-time NCAA qualifier, Towson State deserves an NIT bid.Fact: The East Regional has produced the national champion only three times since the NCAA tournament was split into four regionals in 1957.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | November 14, 1991
Opinion: If I'm spending the Orioles' free-agent money, I go after Tom Candiotti now. (Innings, innings, innings!)Fact: Mike Devereaux hit more home runs than Bobby Bonilla in 1991.Opinion: If I'm a general manager and Bobby Bonilla costs $25 million, I say no thanks.Fact: The New York Giants haven't beaten a team with a winning record this season.Opinion: When healthy, Jim McMahon has been as good as any NFL quarterback this season.Fact: Only five of the 14 NFL teams that started 10-0 went on to win the title.
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