Atlanta owner Ted Turner couldn't resist following up the arbitrator's ruling that slugger Bob Horner is bound to the Braves by blasting the youngster's agent, Bucky Woy, and noting an alleged promise by Woy to upchuck on 7th Avenue in New York City if he lost the case. Reached at a hotel here in Washington, Turner told the Atlanta Constitution he wanted to set up an appointment for Woy "on 7th Avenue so he can either throw up or shut up" . . .
Oakland A's owner Charlie Finley was found innocent by a Cook County judge yesterday of battery against an advertising executive he allegedly punched in the face during a quarrel in a Chicago shopping plaza bar April 6. Plaintiff accused Finley of spewing profanity when he asked if he could sit on a barstool near Charlie-O and a young woman companion, violence allegedly ensuing. The woman and a bank president testified on Finley's behalf.
Battleing Billy Martin had a "friendly chat" Monday with George Steinbrenner at Yankee Stadium and yesterday iterated, "I am positive I will be back" to manage the Bronxers in 1980. "Everything will be just like it was before. I will sign a two-year manager's contract and I will have complete control over my team" . . .