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also snagged six flies in the field.
The Athletics look less and less
every day like the machine that
overhauled the Tigers last year
after the latter had secured an
overwhelming lead in the early
stages of the pennant race. At
present the Macks are in third
place, 128 points behind Boston
and 47 behind Washington.
If the world's champions were
playing the same brand of ball
this season that carried them to
the top of the heap last year this
lead would not cause their sup-
portersmueK anxiety.- But they
appear to have gone "back. There
is not the same fight and dash to
their game as characterized their
spurt last year.
The pitching has not been the
best, and without it the whole
team has slumped. Individually,
Baker, Collins, Mclnness. Lord,
Oldring and some of the others
are batting strongly, but as a ma
chine they are a woeful failure. It
would not be surprising if both
Washington and the Sox finished
ahead of them, with Boston car
rying off first place,
THE PRIVILEGE OF AGE.
The Old 'Un. Yessir, when I was afboy, I caught many a fine
mess of fish in this here pond.
The Yonug 'Un. Yessir, an' when I get old I'll say I did, too.
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