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ilish in a regular-burg unless they go
to work. Slim Sallee was seen enter
ing a moving picture joint at 9 p. m.
Slini's a reckless cuss.
Larry Cheney will go to the mound
tomorrow if there is a game and the
park is not too wet for spit balls.
Should there be enough dampness to
counteract the effect ot'Larryte cus-
pidoreari curves, Lbu Richie will get
the honor of starting the season.
Even if wer get licked with Lou in the
box the result will be comical. No
tragedywith Lou around.
Besides the pitcher, the other
doubtful positions are short and first.
If Saier is right Jimmy Archer will
occupy the bench. Bridwell or Corri-'
den will play short With Bresnahan
behind the bat? the Cubs will line up
in the other positions as in the ex
In Cleveland the White Sox are
having no better luck than the Cubs.
A cold drizzle which set in last night
soaked theball-:park, and a game this
afternoon, was out fo the question.
Callahan was .sore at the upset to the
plans. Ed Walsh is out of condition,
and Cal wants him to have ,a chance
to practice every day until he is right.
There was no intention of using
Walsh in today's game.'- Joe Benz was
the heaving selection-and will prob-
aDiy stand when the, two teams get
into action tomorrow.
One change. Callahan made in his
line-up came as a surprise. PfngJ.
tjocue was suostitutea for Chick Ma.t
tick, and will start the season 'in cen
ter field. Kid Gleason, who has had
Ping under his wing all year, report
ed that the Italian was too good a
clouter to leave out of the pastime.
Bpdie has worked hard on the train
trig trip, gone through his stunts
Eaithf iilly, and deserves a fuli chance
to show the goods. Mattick has
siipped considerably in his slugging
the last few vf'eeks.
Davy Jbnes, billed as tne regular
left fielder, may not get into the firstf;
game. Manager Birmingham of " the
Naps intends to use Pitcher Willie
Mitchell; a southpaw, and Cal wants
all the rightrhanded batters he can
dig .up. Rc-llie Zeider, whose hitting
has beetfa feature of the games play-,
ed by the Sox second squad, may be
posted in the garden. -Cleveland
is weakened by the fact",
that Terry Turner, the demon third'
baseman, is out of the game because,
of sickness. Ivan Olson, the Pacific
coast Swede, is taking his place. Bir
mingham is suffering from "a sore
arm, but will be in the fight in center
Aside from the local teams, the
most interesting opening to Chicago
ans is the one between New York and
Washington in the American League,
where Prank Chance will get.his" bap
tism as a manager in the junior ofr
ganization. According to reports,
weather conditions are just suited to
the terrific speed of Walter Johnson,
and the P. L.'s chances of starting
with a victory are slim. In the line-up
.given out at noon- all of the Yank
cripples were listed, Chance starting'
at first and Derrick at short. Caldwell
will irobably pitch for New York.
President Wilson was on hand to
heave the first ball, throwing it from
bis box to.-Walter Johnson, who then
shot it over the.' plate to Eddie Ain
smith, the National, catcher.
Tesreau was picked by Manager
McGraw of thejiiants to oppose the
Boston Braves this afternoon. Tyler
and Devoght composed the Boston
battery, abater was at snort ior tne
Giants, replacing Fletcher.,
"St. Louis Fs thewly western town
where decent weather conditions pre
vail, and .the Detroit Tigers .and
Browns' got sjixted on schedule.
Weilman and Agnew" was the battery
picked for the Browns, Mullin and
Stanage performing for the Tigers.
Ty Cobb was not among those
present when the Tigers took, the
field, and President Nayin said he'
would not make any concessions to
the Peach: "Cobb will not get $15,
.000," said Navin. "If he; refuses to'
sign a contract at a fair figure we