The man's a menace!
The sports editor of the Roswell (N.M.) Daily Record was fired for fabricating part of a story about a golf tournament in which he quoted a character from the movie Caddyshack. Gregory M. Jones was fired June 17, the day after his article about a Father's Day golf tournament at the Roswell Country Club ran in the paper, editor Mike Bush said. Jones, 24, said he was shocked by his firing and did not intend to deceive editors or readers: "It was tongue-in-cheek. It was sports. I was trying to put out a story that people might like to read." Bush said the story contained three fictitious paragraphs referring to a Carl Spangler, who claimed to work at the course. In Caddyshack, Bill Murray played a golf course worker named Carl Spackler. Jones quoted Spangler as saying he invented a new kind of grass for the tournament. The quotation in Jones' story is taken directly from Caddyshack. "This is a hybrid of bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, featherbed bent and northern California sensemilia (sic)," Spangler said. "The amazing stuff about this is that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on the stuff."
QUESTION OF THE DAY
Who owns the longest current streak of consecutive games played in the majors?
"This is an interesting circuit because it has inclines, and not just up, but down as well."
_ MURRAY WALKER
British announcer on a Formula One telecast, doing his best
Yogi Berra imitation
Miguel Tejada, 517 games, 27th-longest streak ever.