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Athletics anu ouus ioiegacaeiea and
discussed plans for a spring series
i.n the South. Charley Williams rep
resented President Murphy, but he
did not "have authority to go ahead
wit hany arrangements.
The Cubs do their'conditioning at
Tampa, all expenses being paid by
Rockne and Fullback Eichen
laub of Notre Dame.
the winter league association there.
In return the association reserves the
right to schedule exhibition games
in an effort to get .its money back.
Any series with the Athletics arid
Brpwns would have to have the ap
proval Qf the Tampa business men..
ine browns will do their spring
training at si. Petersburg, Fla., just
across the bay, and the Mackmen will
train at Jacksonville.
The games will probably be sched
uled, as they should prove money
makers, besides affording good prac
tice for the big leaguers. Manager"
Evers experienced considerable trou
ble last spring getting practice games
before the trip north was started.
The amateur squads in Florida were
not strong enough to afford the Tro
jans real battles, and the state was
combed in vain for ball tossers who
would afford real opposition. Games
with the Mackmen and Browns would
provide regular fights.
From Pittsburgh comes a report
that Heinie Zimmerman, Cub third
baseman, is to jump the National
League and play with the new organi
zation in 1914. Zim is known to be
dissatisfied here, but little credence is
placed in the reporjL
Cov. John K. Tener is out with a
frantic denial that he will accept the
presidency of the National League
for a term of five years, supplanting
Tom Lynch, who is in bad with sev-
eral club owners.
Tener seems to be afraid that some
one will wish the league presidency
'on him while he is asleep, taking an
unfair advantage of him. He is lead
ing a happy life now, and wants to
The story emanated from CincirN
nati, and was probably inspired by
- With President Murphy of the Cubs
on his way to England, there is a
prospect of a dearth of dope regard1
Ing the West Side ball park this
We will have no chance to an
nounce the erection of a new grand
stand, to cost a fabulous sum of
money, and to excel in completeness
anything in its line in' the country.
In the past this grandstand build
ing has been a lifesaver for news
paper men on slack days. C. Webb
was always willing to talk about thp
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