Don Mattingly could be out for the season. His bad back kept him out of last night's game and he probably won't accompany the Yankees to Cleveland; he'll likely head for a New York doctor. . . . The Mets postponed Dwight Gooden's next start at least two days. His right shoulder isn't right.
San Diego fans booed comedienne Roseanne Barr for her off-beat rendition of the national anthem.
She began by putting her hands over her ears, then sang so shrilly that many in the crowd of approximately 30,000 disapproved. She said later she did the best she could.
IN THE AIR:
Basketball player Michael Jordan, a right-hander, took batting practice with the White Sox in Chicago and hit two of coach Dave LaRoche's pitches into the left field stands. Earlier, Jordan, a pitcher in high school, surprised the White Sox bullpen by throwing some sidearm fastballs.
"I was more impressed with him on the mound than I was at the plate," reliever Ken Patterson said. "He had some real power, upper eighties at least."
The Associated Press had 1,004 adults polled on Pete Rose: Eighty-one percent said it was right to send him to prison; 56 percent said he had not harmed baseball; 14 percent said he had harmed it seriously; 63 percent said he should be allowed to work in baseball again; 67 percent said he should make the Hall of Fame sometime.