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UMPIRE BILLY EVANS' YARNS
(beat it) (!f)
The banishment of a star play
er because of a dispute with the
umpire often results in defeat for
the team punished and now that
Hank O'Day is manager of the
Cincinnati earn, it may be hard
for him always .to -agree with the
-.umpire when punishment is met-,
ted an offender. .
As an umpire, O'Day always,
ruled with an iron hand, but this
policy may not make a hit with
him now when it means the pass
ing of a-player he needs.
Perhaps O'Day will adopt Con
nie Mack's policy. Mack warns
' his players against being put out
of the game. He wants them to
protest, but never to go beyond
The Giants, after the famous
Merkle decision which gave the
Cubs a penantr always tried to
make life unpleasant for O'Day.
No doubt the team will get more
pleasure out of beating Cincin
nati tiow, than will any club in
the National league.
And no doubt O'Day will make
his club step its fastest against
the Giants. Ih this connection I
recall a story I heard one of the
New York team tell.
By changing the first letter of
O'Day's first name from H to R,
a word not relished by the former
arbitrator is produced. Early
one day, the veteran Giants sent
,a recruit to the first base coaching
line, with orders to greet O'Day
"Hell0 'Rank'. Having a
rather tough time of it aren't
you? Your work yesterday was
off color. Not losine vour nerve
The youngster pulled this on
Hank who thought. he was in a
trance and asked the kid to re
peat it. He did, with gusto. In
jig time he was chased and the
vets who framed the joke enjoyed
a good laugh, but the Giants took
no liberties with O'Day for the
balance of the game.
King George is some diplomat
himself. At a time when he" could
get a fight most easily, fie opens,'
parliament with a speech that
takes first prize for saying notli-i
ing. " .--
r. jtk -..feaiiiKaig vt.