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NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published August 1, 1995
Former Blue Jays President PAT GILLICK has reportedly been offered the CEO job for the Toronto Raptors (Peter Gammons, BOSTON GLOBE, 7/30)....Raptors President JOHN BITOVE, responding to negative images his organization received during recent stadium negotations: "We're not an arrogant organization. ... If people believe that, and sometimes perception is reality, then we have to work on that aspect of our image" (TORONTO SUN, 7/30)....USOC Exec Dir DICK SCHULTZ is profiled by William Rhoden in this morning's N.Y. TIMES. Rhoden writes that it was "suggested that perhaps the resignation from the NCAA, the only blemish on his career, was the motivation" for taking the USOC job (N.Y. TIMES, 8/1).... ANDRE AGASSI appeared on the "Tonight Show" and talked about, among other things, his Humvee (4-wheel drive vehicle) which he named Juanita (NBC, 7/31). TOP TEN LIST: Chili Davis's Top Ten Complaints About Fans: 10) When your hand is too tired from signing autographs to make a fist; 9) They get all huffy when you crack their skull with a Louisville Slugger; 8) Don't understand the pressure of making $18,000 per at bat; 7) When they give me their liver -- and I don't need a new liver; 6) When fans try to adjust your cup; 5) After you finish bloodying their nose, they almost never share their nachos with you; 4) They keep confusing him with Pittsburgh Pirates' "Hungarian Goulash" Davis; 3) Don't understand that it is hard to keep your temper under control when you are full of steroids; 2) Think only New York players can act like jerks; 1) Can't take a punch ("Late Show," CBS, 7/31).