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The punkin' chunkers favor blue jeans and fans booed president and governor Thirty-one punkin' chunkers, warmed by a homemade wood stove large enough to burn whole trees, gathered in a pole shed at the edge of the Great Marsh out- side Lewes. With hair, beards, and mous- taches going in all directions, they looked as wild as the gusty spring night drawing power outside from the nearby Delawar6 Bay. It was a perfect opportunity for a fashion check. Of the 31 men gathered, 20 wore blue jeans, America's favorite pants. Three wore black jeans - always a favorite among artists. The others wore a variety of green and khaki chinos. The meaning of all this? Not much. Just that blue jeans continue to be very popular, especially among the creative and inventive set. No surprise, but there was a strong contrast inside Camden Yards the next afternoon when the Orioles and Kansas City Royais gathered to open the 1996 base- bail season. President Bill Clinton wasn't wearing blue jeans. But he was easy to pick out in the black and orange Orioles jacket given him by team owner Peter Angeles for the occasion. Sharpshooters paced nervously at four or five locations high up on the stadium perimeter above the top seats. They certainly must have ques- tioned putting a highly visible orange jacket on the man they spend all their hours protecting. Clinton stood near the mound and joined thousands more applauding as members of the Orioles, their names broadcast in giant letters on the Sony Jum- botron screen, ran in from center field on a wide red carpet. When Cal Ripken was announced and came trotting in, not a person was still sitting. Plenty gray at the temples, Ripken remains one of the game's greats. Still, although he makes $7 mil- lion a year, plus lots more pushing milk and Esskay hot dogs, Cal's not allowed to wear blue jeans in games. He has to wear a baseball uniform which no one would want to wear around the streets day in BAII0000100' and day out, The Baltimore fans, usually a polite bunch, threw plenty of boos in the President's direction when he was first announced. Clinton didn't seemto notice. He smiled and I wanted to ask him if he enjoys being President. Showing they weren't just saving their ven- om for the President, 'they put even more vigor into their boos when Maryland Gay. Pards Glen- dening was announced. I asked my buddy Larry, a Maryland resi- dent, why they didn't like Glen- dening. He wasn't sure. And I wasn't sure why they were booing Clinton so much either. Probably because they can and that's one of the greatest things about this country. The most powerful man can take the field in a stadium where you' re seated and this "land of the free and home of the brave" permits you to boo him without fear of reprisal. That's this coun- try's greatness. I also think the booing arose from the fact that Rush Limbaugh, a major Clinton boobird, takes the airwaves of WBAL, the Orioles radio station in Baltimore, every day. "Hell," they think. "If Rush can constant- ly berate this man on the air, we surely shouldn't miss a shot when we have him here in front of us in a stadium." There's a germ of danger in there. My bet is that Clinton wears blue jeans more often than Lim- baugh. And it's certain that the fans liked the ball players more than they liked their politicians. And Cal, the classiest of all, booed no one. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 5 - April 11, 1996 - 7 From this 2 BR condo in Spring Lake. In excellent-condition with elegant fur- nishlngs. Nat a rental unltt A groat get- away or second home. Now avallable for $115,1300. A-057 ll Audrey Pm#ymon : 227-6111. 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