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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 26, 1913, Image 9',
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CUBS IN FIRST GAME LORD PUZZLES CALLAHAN
The big league ball clubs could
have enlisted their men in the
army and saved money on spring
It's easy enough to be cheerful .
When the meal ticket's bright
But the player worth while
Is the one who can smile
When, after playing the bill of
fare straight across, he is turned
down when he tries a "parley."
Diamond practice was out of
the question for the Sox at Paso
Robles yesterday, and a drizzle
this morning made it look like an
other day of hotel work. The
usual oldest inhabitant was on
hand to say "it is the worst
weather since the spring of 72."
Callahan got his men into ac
tion on the roadway in front of
the hotel for a short time, and
arms were loosened up via the an
cient and honorable game of
"catch." Doc White, Ed Walsh,
Berger and Harry Lord cavorted
over the handball courts, and a
plunge into the tank ended the
day's work. Not much for a cor
respondent to gush about for a
Jake De Rosier, one of the
greatest motorcycle riders in the
west, died last night in Spring
field, Mass., of injuries received
in a race at Los Angeles. De
Rosier appeared many times at
the Riverview track.
Hugh Jennings started his Tig
ers off with a rush, putting all ex
cept the pitchers to work batting,
baserunning and fielding on the
Gulfport, Miss., diamond.
The International League is up
against it as a result of the $6,000
a month salary limit rule. New
ark is the only club whose players
are signing. Notices have been
sent to men of other teams they
will be suspended unless they
sign by March 1. Rochester is
minus its best men.
American Association opening
games April 10 Columbus at St.
Paul, Toledo at Milwaukee, In
dianapolis at Minneapolis, Louis
ville at Kansas City.
Eleven teams, including Illi
nois, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Il
linois A. C. and Chicago A. A.,
are entered for annual Central A.
A. U. meet, to be held in First
Regiment Armory Friday and
Saturday nights. Many Olympic
athletes among entries.
The Chinese University of Ha
waii baseball team will make an
other American trip, arriving in
San Francisco, March 26. They
will play from coast to coast.
Several baseball writers with
the Cubs stopped rolling cigar
ettes and dreaming stories long
enough to help roll the diamond
at Tampa yesterday and the Cubs
had their first real practice. The
line-up announced last week to
play against the Cubans was on
the field, but Heinie Zimmerman
relieved Phelan and McDonald at
third base for a short time.
If the weather holds good this
afternoon Evers will start his
Cubs against the Cubans. Regu
lars will be used only in the out
field. Painter, Sutcliffe and Reul-