Sport: White Elephant

I won't sign for no $10,000!" barked pompous Dizzy Dean last spring, scoffing at a 50% cut in the salary he had been getting from the Chicago Cubs the past two years. A few weeks later, after his baying had successfully reminded every baseball fan that "Ol' Dizz"; was still in the game, Loudspeaker Dean characteristically signed his contract. Last week, proving as useful to the Cubs as a wet firecracker, the celebrated fireball who had been purchased two years ago for $185,-ooo cash (and three able-bodied players) was bunted back to the...

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