the fans to act like gentlemen in
the presence of woihen.'The hood
lums should be spotted and re
fused admission. John B. Fos
ter, New York Evening Tele
gram. Five4 officers in plain clothes
can stop undue roasting of play
ers'. They can spot anil eject row
dies. A little balance oh the part
of players would help.
' Players 'call each other names,
but When a spectator does like
wise they are peeved. R. L.
Hedges instituted a police system
at the Browns' park after Jim
Williams was chased out of the
American League by blatant fans
that works splendidly. -
Plain clothes men can rout the
rowdies if the magnates will face
the damage suits. Harry Neily,
Club owners should police the
stands and eject rowdies who vil -J
lify the players. -Throwing a few
into the street would settle the
The umpire lias all he can do on
the field without acting as an ad
junct to the police force.
Organized baseball must see
that protection comes from the
strong arms in the stands.
Grantland Rice, New York Mail.
Organized baseball should lend
-. - uiuiai suui i lu uic cuui is ui me
players to do away with rowdy
Ism in the stands and oh the fields.
Leriding moral as well as nomi
nal support means to instruct um
pires to back up appeals bv order- j
ing rowdies ejected, by the police.
Drastic action and publicity for i
few roughnecks would end the in
sults. Ralph L. Yonker, Detroit
Club dwtfef s should' police th'e
stands ,and warn spectators and
"players who use abusive language
and eject the offender vho re-,
peats the offense.
Organized baseball realizes thfe
game depends udn eliminating
rowdyism; and the owners should
be willing to hire Enough police
men to subdue the rough element
'Abuse, generally starts in the
stands. I have seldom heard a
player shout at a fan until goaded
to it. R.-Br Holmes, Cincinnati
Pittsburg has solved the rowdy
problem -and pfotects players
with city policemen stationed in
stands and bleachers in sufficient
The officers have orders to
quiet loud talkers, whether root
ing for the hbme team or visitors.
Wherl a man becomes disorderly
he is taken to the box office, given
his money and told not.-to return.
The solution of the rbwly prob
lem lies in eliminating gambling
in ball pairks. It is usually a petty
gambler who makes trouble.
Ralph S. Davis, Pittsburg Press.
Use police to protect players
Players should not have to appeal
to the umpire. As a penalty 'for
refusing 1b protect visiting play
ers theliome club should forfeit
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