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der of the National League, will
open the series. Joe Wood, with
his smoky speed, J consider a
greater pitcher than Christy
Mathewson. No, Matty is .not
getting too old! WooB is simply
a better pitcher.
When these men meetr as they
will, the younger Wbodvwjll out
pitch the ' veteran Mathewson.
Great as he Js? Matty will meet
his master, -in the Boston speed
The second ganie will updoubt
edly be a battle between the
southpaws Marquard pf the
Giants and Collins of the Red
Sox. These mef going right, are
nearly equal Marquard has re
ceived! far more publicity' than
Collins and his picture- has ap
peared more tinfes in the papers.
His 19 straight games, brought
him into the limelight also, but
in the meantime "Ray Collins has
been going along winning games
consistently, without sp ftiuch of
a splurge, and wet ofthe! Ameri
can League who have had to face
him know that he is one of the
greatest left-handers' of the game.
Probably rio lefthander in the
American league, unless It is Ed
die Plank, is his equal.
The third duel, in hay opinion,
will be between two spitball
'pitchers Buck Q'Brien of the
Red Sox and Jeff Tesreau of the
Giants. This will be interesting
-in that it will be a battle between
two stars who make the spitter
their chief strength.
Tesreau is in the spot light
He has been coming along all sea
sort and right now is doing; the
best work of any of the New York
0'Brien didlnot reach the high"
standard expected of him early
this season. He had been recam-1
mended very highly and had a
tremendous task to 'make good.
However, he "has shown high'
class of laf e and now is at his best.
Tesreau was a Tiger for about
five-minutes hefore we learned he
beloriged to gome one else He
was a big boy then, with lots of
speed and little pitching knowl
edge. He. will give the Red Sox
a "battle. He Is a prqduct of Mc
6raw and Robinson's coaching..
If another set ofrmen are need
ed, the managers will call upon"
Leoi Ames and .Hugh Bedient,
both, high-class pitchers. The
series, this year wilL be peculiar,
inasmuch as two smoke men, two
southpaws and two spitballerg
will face each other.
BEHIND THE TIMES
Seventy-five pairs of shoes had
been shown to the stout customer."
and still he wasn't suited.
. Producing the eightieth the"
clerk, said blandly.:
"Now", here's a pair which. I
think will suit you to perfection."
The customer eyed them close
ly and then said decisively:
"No. I don't like them. They,
are too narrow and pointed in the
"But, sir," said the clerk, in a;
last desperate effort, "everybody
is wearing these long, narrow-
pointed toes this season."
"May be," said the stout mah
quietly, "but I'm still wearing mjj
last season's" feet"
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