Next baseball "tampering" flap? Astro Don Sutton, remarking, gee, it'd be nice to finish his pitching career in Anaheim, so near home in Laguna Beach. And saying it, yet, on KMPC radio, owned by Angels' owner Gene Autry. Angel veep Buzzie Bavasi got a call from commissioner's office for tape of the Sutton interview; counsel for owners' Player Relations Committee says, "The tampering rule covers clubs and players" . . .
Well and good if Marvin Miller rails about baseball owner collusion to circumvent basic agreement and compensate a team for loss of free agent, but now hear the agent for the player in question: "As far as we're concerned, Sid Monge will play for the Phillies . . . He is a close friend with Bo Diaz (catcher who preceded him in trade from Cleveland) and they are happy together" . . .
Things swing Friday the 26th: ACC women's basketball tourney opens in Raleigh: UNC-Wake Forest, 1 p.m.; Georgia Tech-Clemson, 3; N.C. State-Duke, 6; Maryland-Virginia, 8 . . . Georgetown U. Gridiron Club's sixth annual Hoya football awards banquet, Touchdown Club, 6:30ish; U.S. Rep. Thomas J. Bliley Jr. of Richmond (GU '52), speaker . . . George Washington baseball opener on Ellipse, already (shine, sun!), versus UDC; GW junior second baseman Rod Peters is preseason all-America (A-A Baseball News) . . .
But first, Wednesday the 24th: Touchdown Club lunch cites Andrew Clark Jr., 17, all-sports star at Surrattsville High before and since February 1981 onset of lymphoplastic leukemia.
Jerry Buss, NBA Lakers/NHL Kings owner, recuperating from gallstone surgery, here; stricken at NHL All-Star Game time . . . Auto crash that killed Mandell Thomas Mahorn, brother of Bullets' Rick, happened in West Germany, where he served in U.S. Army.
Charged with charging long-distance calls to his university: Minnesota basketball guard Mark Hall, under investigation for $700 worth. Hall in January won right to play after being declared academically ineligible--judge ruled he'd been recruited as athlete, not scholar.
Florida State's basketball hearings end today. Meanwhile, Coach Joe Williams meets ghost from past: Baron Hill, Indiana legislature candidate, says that when Williams recruited him for Furman in 1971, "he gave me $1,000, no strings attached." Williams: "If I know Baron, it sounds like he was misquoted." No way, says Hill.
Racing watches for first offspring of two Kentucky Derby winners: Secretariat has been bred to Genuine Risk . . .
Happy 50th wedding anniversary to The Post's Shirley Povich and Ethyl, and bon voyage to Hawaii . . .
A. Late umpire Nestor Chylak, and colleague Hank Soar, helped light up Smithsonian baseball celebration for fans finding surcease from the player strike . . . Q. N.Y. state legislature has approved $30,000 to study the feasibility of a domed sports stadium--where???