"Congratulations on being selected by (name of club), and welcome from your players' union. As a fellow player and your union's representative, I am available to help you. If you want an independent analysis of the team's offer, call me or our national office . . . ."
Foul! cries the NFL Management Council over those telegrams the NFL Players Association sent pro football's 1982 draftees, and files a grievance--asking outside arbitration--charging the union with illegally offering to counsel the rookies in their individual negotiations with the 28 clubs . . .
Major League Players Association's Marvin Miller says his union may contest Yankee pitcher Doyle Alexander's offer to forgo a month's salary (amended est., $65,000) as penalty for injuring himself (broken knuckle). Basic Agreement, Miller said, states that a player on disabled list must be paid; "anything else is a breach of contract." If Alexander doesn't draw full salary due next payday, the 15th, Miller will "take appropriate steps" . . .
Mike Weaver, on postponement of his June 2 WBA title defense against Tex Cobb: "I injured the (left shoulder) muscle lifting weights. A doctor told me to rest a couple of days and it would be all right. But while I was training at Lake Tahoe, it began to hurt again so I came home," to doctors who, he said, tell him wait till July.
Timely tribute: About 500 admirers of Stu Mackintosh due Friday night at St. Camillus School's Camillia Hall, Silver Spring, to salute one of area youth sports' top coaches/athletic directors for more than 20 years--and still at it. His football, basketball, baseball and track teams have earned St. Cam the title of "the Notre Dame of the CYO League" . . . Dan Riley, Redskins' new strength coach via Penn State will tell area coaches how: free clinic, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, Oakton High . . .
Capital Centre refunds, again: Bullets' unplayed playoffs, obtainable now . . . New assistant a.d. for marketing at Maryland: Terp golf coach Randy Hoffman (UM '74) . . . Tsk. Second from last day of ABC tenpin meet in Baltimore, Bruce Bohm, 24, a Chicago studio photographer, rolled 288 213 247--748, relegating Alexandria's Terry Lekites, whose 732 led since March 31, to runner-up finish . . .
A. Clyde Scott, USNA (1944-45), Arkansas ('46-48) halfback from Smackover, Ark., now executive v.p., Union Life Insurance, Little Rock, says that Sept. 18 in Little Rock, "I'll be sitting on the Arkansas side, but with an old Navy roommate, Ed Sutter (a Virginian), and rooting for Arkansas--but maybe a little for Navy" . . . Q. What would the Pirates have got from the Yankees for Jason Thompson last year if Bowie Kuhn hadn't vetoed the trade?