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"SMALL TIME-STUFF" EFFECTIVE" WHEN USED BY
UMPIRE BRENNAN ON FESH PLAYER
- By Billy "Evans '
There is a player in the Nation
al league whonever gives Umpire
Brennaa any trouble. Brennan
refuses to. give his name, but be
'Iieyes he could call a strike on him
a foot over his, head without pro-
According to Brennan the play
er has a' larger foot than the aver
age, while his head is consider
ably smaller. The player is sens
itive about both. This' informa-
tion was given to Brennan by a
One'afternoon Brennan was
called upon to make some close
decisions on the player lie pro
tested mildly, but not enough to
get consideration. Finally, Bxen
nan called him out on a peculiar
as well as a close play- As Bren-,
nan walked away the player fol
lowed him and kept saying:
I can t see how
you ver pulled a
decision like that.
For the-love of Mike
why did vou call me
"I am not surpris
ed that you don't
'un ders ta-nd. A
glance at your feet and then at
your head shows that you wear
a No. 12 shoe and a No. 2 hat."
The crowd saw the"player sub
side. The next inning, according
to. Brennanlhe" player' walked
over to him and said: '
k "Say, Bill, if you cut that stuff
about the 12 shoe and the .2 hat,
I'm off of you for life."
In Carl Cashion, Washington,
appears tohave picked up a prom
ising young, twirler. CasHion has
the speed of a Walter "Jfbhnson,
but like the average recruit was
shy ori control when he joined.
Because of this Cashion often
found it necessary to ease up to
get the ball over the plate.
Tfis Speaker of'the Boston
Red Sox will make affidavit that
Cashion can hurl - a ball faster
than, a 13-inch gun can throw 'a
shell. He got in front of one of
Cashion's fast ones, and thereby
hangs a tale. l i
v I happened to bump intq Speak
er and noticed he limped'consid
eratily. "What ails vou. Trls?"
I asked. J ,,J
"Nothing much," he answered,
"just stopped one of Cashion's
fast ones with my knee. With'
that wind-up he has I didn't know
he had delivered the ball, until I
looked down and saw a very small
white Bpeck close to my knee. A
second later I had no doubt as to
what that speck was, for when it
hit me I keeled over.
(,Just as they started lor carry
me ofr the "field, Cashion, his man
ner full of sympathy, walked up
and said 1
TnT awfuf sorry about it,
Speaker, but I'm glad I didn't
havdall'my stuff on that ball, or I