June 4,1982 / Montrose Voice 15
Marcus brightened up to comment, "I
don't mind being called sixteenth in the
nation a bit!"
In closing, Marcus remarked, "Houston
defmately made a name for itself at this
■ Underdogs gearing up
in women's softball
Of the four game to be played this Sunday in the Women's Softball League, the
one to watch just might be the 5:00 p.m.
bat battle between the top ranked Renegades, who remain undefeated, and the
Royal A's, who have only won one game.
However, the stats do not accurately
reflect the talent ofthe Royal A's. Perhaps
they need a little time to gear up into the
winning machine that they can be.
Marion Coleman of Kindred Spirits said
sometime ago that any team can be
defeated, "including the Renegades."
Of course, she went on to say that everyone who plays wins merely by the fact of
the healthy participation and community
feeling that sports affords to people.
■ All Star Time!
(Sung to the tune of "Sunny Side ofthe
Street") "Grab your vote and get your bat.
And just scurry to Galleon's doorstep.
Results announced next week ... for the
All Star softball peak!''
On Thursday of next week, the MSA
Softball League will announce the All
Stars at the Galleon, 2303 Richmond. With
all the high-powered hiters and fantastic
fielders, it is just not safe to make any
predictions. But the VOICE will go so far
as to say to look for at least one player
from the Dirty Sally's team.
The AH Stars will be picked this weekend by the voting of the playerB. Players
will vote within their own division.
Tennis tangles full of
The struggle for the top seven spots on
the MSA Tennis Ladder is getting hotter
than the 90 degree weather that the players faced last Sunday.
Ron Landrum challenged second seeded
Joh n Ryan this past week and managed to
upset him 6-2 and 7-5. The last game
included a ripping 7-5 tiebreaker that was
as scorching as the Texas sun.
But Ron did not keep his spot for long.
Tuesday, Rich Ryan (John Ryan's doubles
partner, but no relation) demolished Landrum 6-3, 6-0.
David Robicheaux challenged Jon Colbert this past week also. David's firstchal-
lenge on the ladder had been Jon and he
had lost, so he had to work his way up the
Last week he moved up twice. But the
match with the man who had stuck him at
the bottom of the ladder to start out with
was a game he looked forward to. He won.
Oh, yeah, did he win: 6-0,6-2.
Other action saw David Garza valiently
challenging Michael Green to no avail. He
went down 6-3, 6-2.
Also, Jim Olson tried on Eddie Chavez
and gave him quite a fight, finally going
down to defeat 6-4, 7-5. A tight match.
"It's going to get tighter and tighter as
we go along," said number four ranked
John predicted that he and Rich Ryan
will be the top of the ladder before the
Texas Challenge Cup. Said John, "Fred
Lopez has been up there too long."
He also predicted that he and Rich will
be the top doubles team, upsetting the
favored Fred Lopez/Bobby Hopkins
This coming Tuesday, June 8, there will
be a meeting of doubles participants to
determine who will play in the Texas
Challenge Cup. The top four teams will
enter, with possible two alternate teams
The competition for the tournament
spots is hot and heavy, but perhaps a
good-sportsmanship award might be in
order for some of the good-tempered and
good-natured players who are having to
put up with some unfortunate bitching
from not-so-good-natured players.
Some people seem to be playing John
McEnroe tennis. At least on the sidelines.
■ MSA Softball
Check vour change, because there is
in the Voice
another fundraiser on its way. This one is
a joint fundraiser for MSA Softball League
and CHE (Citizens for Human Equality),
and it will take place on June 17 at Miss
Charlotte's Dance Hall and Saloon.
The planned festivities for the evening
include a hot dog supper, country/western
and rock & roll music by the Flying Blind
Band, a pep rally for the game with the
Fire Department on June 19, and a "Jock
Well, most of the festivities are self-
explanitory, but perhaps some elucidation
on the term "Jock Auction" might be in
According to Jim Wells of CHE, David
Prejean (Mr. Gay Texas) and a softball
player (as yet unnamed) will give the
shirts off their backs for the cause.
The audience will be able to bid on the
outer items of clothing that the two gentlemen are wearing, until an item of underclothing remains. Then the audience may
bid as to who gets a chance to dance with
the gentlemen so clad.
David is an accomplished dancer and
teaches dance, but Jim Wells said, "I don't
know if the damn softball player can
dance or not."
The tickets are $5 and the proceeds go
directly to the fund from ticket sales. They
are available through individual team
members and through the efforts of a long
list of bars.
Tickets will be available on the 13th at
the Copa, which is the night ofthe farewell
performance of Mr. Tiffany Jones (Ken
Other clubs that will help in the ticket
selling at dates and times to be
announced, are Miss Charlotte's, J.R's,
Mining Company, Galleon, Brazos River
Bottom, Chases, The Drum, Mary's,
Numbers 2, Briar Patch, Dirty Sally's,
Loading Dock, Rascals, Baja's, The Barn
and The Ranch.
The choice of Miss Charlotte's as the site
of the fundraiser was informally protested
by several women becauGe of the club's
dicriminatory policy towards women, but
in the spirit of the theme of Gay Pride
Week, there will probably be support from
the increasingly-active female portion of
the MSA and of CHE.
In explaining the door policy of the club
several weeks ago. Miss Bonnie (of TLC
Booking and Miss Charlotte's) pointed out
that there was no exclusion policy during
the week. She went on to say, "You know
how straight clubs offer special rates to
women on certain nights? Well, our standard door charge on weekend nights is $10.
But we offer a special for the men of $2."
On the 17th, equality prevails, however,
and one price pays for all.
Said Jim Wells of Miss Charlottes'
efforts on behalf of the organizations,
"Charlotte has been vary generous to us."