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) C 1 2 THE COURIER-JOURNAL, SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 1992 GBII TO BUV . - ' 1, r. ( f ... BASEBALL NOTEBOOK EDITED BY JIM LUTTRELL Couldn't take Schottzie's place Marge Schott's beloved St. Bernard, the late Schottzie, was Cincinnati's official pet. The same can't be said for the eight-foot , alligator trappers hauled away this week from a lake behind the center-field fence at the Reds' camp in Plant City, Fla. , The animal called "AT by Reds players and a nuisance by wildlife officials was ordered destroyed. "The only aggressiveness I've seen is the gator laying around in the sun, getting some rays," pitcher Chris Hook said. Added outfield instructor Sam Mejias, who said he has watched Al grow up: "I saw him when he was just a little head sticking out of the lake. He's just part of spring training. Everybody likes to see him. They just don't get close to him." Status quo for Red Sox Boston Red Sox players and coaches went about the business of baseball after being told that little would change following the death last month of majority owner Jean R. Yawkey. Yawkey's will, filed Friday in a Boston probate court, left her two-thirds control of the club and the JRY Corporation in the -; hands of John Harrington, her longtime adviser. '. A letter from Harrington distributed Friday said there are no . i current plans to change the way the Sox are run, but it also said a sale would happen sometime in tne ruture. Too close for comfort l' Moises Alou and his father Felipe have a good relationship, but it has changed slightly since dad joined the Montreal Expos as a coach this season. "Last spring he was a Class A coach, and I was over at his house almost every night," said Moises, an outfield prospect. "This year I've only been over once because I see him here every day. I try to just treat him like a coach ... but he's my dad." Miami blues Two exhibition games to showcase baseball at Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium this weekend weren't an artistic success. , The problem started Friday when the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves showed up and discovered there wasn't a bullpen. . This, of course, came as a big disappointment to the relievers. ; The teams also complained about the infield, and Atlanta utility-, man Steve Lyons took grounders wearing a catcher's mask. "When you start looking for bad hops, you know you're in trouble," Lyons said. "It's like a beach out there and then 10 feet ahead of you, it's like concrete." Ryan Express to make shorter runs ' ; The Ryan Express is about to become the Ryan Limited, accord-, ing to Texas manager Bobby Valentine. He plans to keep Nolan ; Ryan to a pitch limit this year in hopes of keeping him healthy. "There are going to be some games when it's going to be frustrating because I'm going to end up coming out after five or six innings, mainly because of pitch count," Ryan told The Dallas Morning News. "My attitude about it is, I don't want to be selfish ... I have to be understanding about what they are trying to accomplish and how it's in the best interest of the team." Chatter . Pirates catcher Mike LaValliere, when he heard that the club had traded 20-game-winner John Smiley to the Twins for pros- " pects on Tuesday: "It seems to me that somebody got confused between St. Patrick's Day and April Fools'." Cleveland manager Mike Hargrove, whose Indians had the worst defense in the American League last year, after they made seven errors in two games: "We wanted to be consistent on de- fense, but we didn't want to be consistent this way." MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Landrum plans to file grievance over release Associated Press Relief pitcher Bill Landrum, placed on waivers Thursday by the Pittsburgh Pirates in an apparent cost-cutting move, plans to file a grievance through the Major League Baseball Players Association. Landrum, who will clear waivers tomorrow if unclaimed, intends to base his grievance on paragraph 7 (b) of the uniform player's contract, which states a player can be released only for improper conduct, lack of skill or breach of contract. Fernando Valenzuela, Pete Inca-viglia, Oddibe McDowell and Mike Aldrete have pending cases regarding the same clause. If Landrum wins his grievance, to be heard by arbitrator George Nico-lau, the Pirates must pay his entire $1.7 million salary, rather than $425,000 in termination pay. Pirates manager Jim Leyland, who watched 20-game winner John Smiley get traded to the Minnesota Twins and Landrum released, confronted his bosses Friday because he felt they were making moves without his input. "It hurt me I wasn't involved, but that's the way it is," said Leyland, who met with general manager Ted Simmons and team president Mark Sauer. Leyland said he felt better after the discussion. "I felt a little bit hurt but I'm also aware that when a general manager has an opportunity, you can't always get the particulars and discuss things," he said. Leyland said he merely wanted to let Simmons and Sauer know about his concerns. He said he doesn't want veto power over trades. Smiley was traded Tuesday for rookie pitcher Denny Neagle, who yesterday pitched against his former team as the Pirates beat the Twins 3-1 at Fort Myers, Fla. Neagle allowed two hits and one run, walked three and struck out two in four innings. "I think they wanted to see how I'd handle the challenge," Neagle said. "Maybe they wanted to see how I'd handle the adversity. That's how I took it, as a test, and I was happy with the way I reacted to it." "He's a coachable young man. He's intelligent, with a smooth, refined delivery. There's a lot there to work with," pitching coach Ray Clippers batter Birds' pitching From Special Dispatches FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. The Columbus Clippers literally wore out the Louisville Redbirds' pitching on the way to an 8-0 exhibition baseball victory in a game called after eight innings because manager Jack Krol ran out of pitchers. "We had four pitchers ready to work today," Krol said, "but we didn't get the innings out of them that we expected. Our pitchers just were not challenging the hitters like they should." Columbus scored two unearned runs off Chris Jones in the first and broke the game open with three runs in the fifth off John Corona. Tim Sherrill, a 1991 Triple-A All-Star, was battered for three runs in the seventh. The Birds (0-3-2) will seek their first win against Columbus today in St. Petersburg. Miller said. "The problem is everybody's going to compare him to Smiley." In other exhibition games yesterday: Tigers 6, Reds 2: Mark Car-reon hit a three-run homer off Milt Hill and Walt Terrell allowed two hits in seven innings as Detroit beat Cincinnati at Lakeland, Fla. Mo Sanford, battling for the fifth spot in the Reds' rotation, gave up one hit over the first five innings for the Reds and struck out four. Cardinals 3, Orioles 2: Todd Zeile singled in two runs in the eighth inning as St. Louis stopped Baltimore's eight-game winning streak at St. Petersburg, Fla. The Cardinals sent eight players to their minor-league camp for reassignment. 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