Bright & Brief
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Mayor Tom Bradley, digging into some of the ice cream he won in a World Series baseball bet with Oakland Mayor Lionel Wilson savored the victory, declaring ″How sweet it is 3/8″
Flanked by two ice cream carts and standing before a wall-length banner boasting ″World Champion Dodgers,″ Bradley spooned a bite of vanilla ice cream into the mouth of Dodger executive Tommy ″The Hawk″ Hawkins.
″Today I partake in the ultimate ice cream. Here’s to 1989,″ Hawkins said during a City Hall victory party Friday.
Bradley made the bet with Wilson Oct. 12, the day Orel Hershiser pitched a shutout, leading the Los Angeles team to a 6-0 National League pennant- clinching win over the New York Mets.
If the Dodgers lost the series to the Oakland Athletics, the American League champs, Bradley said he would send Wilson a crate of Southern California oranges. But if the Dodgers won, Wilson said he’d deliver a crate of Oakland-made Dreyer’s ice cream to City Hall.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Look 3/8 In the upper deck 3/8 It’s Bob Uecker. No, wait. It’s 100 Bob Ueckers 3/8
And in the better seats? Frank Gifford. And Al Michaels. And Dan Dierdorf. No wait 3/8 Make that 60,000 Giffords, Michaelses and Dierdorfs.
Impossible? Not in Indianapolis when the city’s first-ever NFL Monday Night Football game falls on Halloween night.
City leaders are hoping their massive trick - a packed Hoosier Dome with only four faces in the crowd - will be a treat for the ABC Sports’ crew during the Oct. 31 NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.
″While television is exciting to all of us, ABC has done Monday Night Football for 15, 16 years in a row and it becomes kind of mundane. We thought, ’Why not let them have a little fun?‴ said Larry Conrad, special events chairman for the Commission for Downtown. ″They think it’s a real hoot.″
More importantly, organizers hope that by grabbing the attention of league officials Halloween night, they will increase the city’s chances for becoming the site of a future Super Bowl.
When fans get to their seats in the Hoosier Dome, they will find their masks and instructions on how and when to use them to ensure maximum exposure.