Posted by robert koontz on November 28, 19100 at 15:37:07:
New York Mets Challenge Outcome of World Series
NEW YORK (AP) --The New York Mets announced today that they are going to court to
get an additional inning added to the end of Game 5 of the World Series.
The batting, pitching, and bench coaches for the Mets held a press conference earlier
"We meant to hit those pitches from the Yankee pitchers," said the Mets batting coach.
"We were confused by the irregularities of the pitches we received and believe we have
been denied our right to hit."
One claim specifically noted that a small percentage of the Mets batters had intended to
swing at fast balls, but actually swung at curve balls. It was clear that these batters
never intended to swing at curve balls, though a much higher percentage were not
confused by the pitches.
Reporters at the press conference pointed out that the Mets had extensively reviewed
film of the Yankees pitchers prior to the World Series.
"The fact remains that some of the pitches confused us and denied us of our right to hit,"
said the Mets batting coach. "The World Series is not over yet and the Yankees are
Major League Baseball has reviewed the telecast of all the World Series games and
recounted the balls and strikes called by the umpires of each game. "While some of the
strikes called against the Mets were, in fact, balls, there were not enough of them to
change the outcome of the World Series," the commissioner said.
Another portion of the Mets legal claim stated that, based on on-base percentage, the
Mets had actually won the World Series,regardless of the final scores of the games. "It's
clear that we were on base slightly more often than the Yankees," said a Mets
spokesman. "The World Series
crown is rightly ours."
And on a similar note...
Tipper Gore, an genealogical
researcher, discovered that her
husband's great-great uncle, Gunther
Gore, a fellow lacking in character, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Tennessee in 1889.
The only known photograph of Gunther shows him standing on the gallows...
On the back of the picture is this inscription:
"Gunther Gore; horse thief, sent to Tennessee Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Tennessee Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889."
After letting Al Gore and his staff of professional image consultants peruse the findings, they decided to crop Gunther's picture, scan it in as an enlarged image, and edited it with image processing software so that all that's seen is a head shot. The accompanying biographical sketch was sent to the ociated Press as follows:
"Gunther Gore was a famous rancher in
early Tennessee history. His business
empire grew to include acquisition of
valuable equestrian ets and
intimate dealings with the Tennessee
railroad... Beginning in 1883, he devoted
several years of his life to service at a
government facility, finally taking leave to
resume his dealings with the railroad. In
1887, he was a key player in a vital
investigation run by the renowned
Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Gunther ped away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."
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