XBL: St. Cloud 9 Memphis 5

St. Cloud (Cain) at Memphis (Redman)

The St. Cloud Cyclones blew into Memphis and handed the Dawgs their third straight loss. The Cyclones broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth on a lead-off home run by Pedro Feliz and four more hits to put them ahead by three. Mark Teahen homered in the sixth to get the Dawgs to within two. St. Cloud exploded for four runs in the top of the ninth, half of them after a crucial error by Dawgs third baseman Teahen. Memphis threatened in the bottom of the ninth, scoring two, but went down with the tying run in the on-deck circle.

Final: St. Cloud 9 Memphis 5

PITCHERS:
Memphis
Redman (7) L
Nelson (2)

St. Cloud
Cain (8.2) W
Ryan (0.1) S

NO INJURIES

PS. After the XBL game the Dawgs manager got one back on the Commish, when his 1973 Cardinals defeated the 1973 Yankees 7-0, behind a complete-game shutout by Bob Gibson.

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1973 cards

I ordered the 1973 cards today. That’s the same year as the original APBA set. Examples:

Henry Aaron Tom Seaver Pete Rose Reggie Jackson Dave Kingman

Print with no margin and they come out 4×2.75 inches. Two long cuts (half-inch left at bottom) and three short cuts with the resulting strips. I still can’t figure out what the instructions are getting at with the method to print them out larger with legal size. Both letter & legal are 8-1/2 inches wide!

I don’t like the borders. They make centering errors seem worse. The Commish sez Lance added the borders at someone’s request.