ters didn't -leap forward any 'great
length in their work. IT it was a re
cruit team'that explanation might
go. But the Cubs are veterans, as
hall teams' are rated, and have known
for a long time as much about the
pastime as they do today.
But they haven't exerted them
selves to employ that knowledge to
get the'best results. They have been
content to worry through the after
noon, getting a game out of their
system in time for a hot supper. They
haven't followed the lead of Bresna
han and played with their hearts in
Some of the oldsters on the team
know the manager is dissatisfied with
their work. They can hear a tinny
rattle in the not so very dim distance.
And it may be that they are waking
up to finish the season at a hot clip,
believing this will erase remembrance
of the' times this summer when they
have wabbled-along woefully.
This goes especially-for the pitch
ing staff. With a squad" good enough
to be a winner in this National league,
is ZJ t)
HE IS AS GOOD
AS CITHERS flg-RonrH.
Bresnahan has seen pitcher after
pitcher hop into the box at the begin
ning of the game and pitch such
punk ball that a battle was tossed off
before he could be lifted. Criticism
has been heaped on the manager be
cause he has derricked pitchers so
frequently. If the truth is admitted
some of the pitchers shouldn't have
been in a position to be derricked.
They didn't deserve to even start a
Vaughn never pitcher a better game
of ball in, his life than he did yes
terday. Four hits were made off him
in 12 innings. That in itself is a fine
performance, but his control of the
pill was the real outstanding feature.
,He gave nary a walk and seemed able
to put the ball anywhere desired to
puzzle the opposition.
Surely Jim didn't discover this abil
Umpire Byron advanced a long
way in the estimation of the fans by
apologizing to the stands before the
game for his battle with Red. Smith
in the last set of the Boston series.
flf was a- game thing to do, for the
I umpire really wasn't at fault.
' Byron has been in trouble otten thisv
season. He has made decisions that
looked bad, but he was not at fault in
his latest fight It is considered a
sign of pepper and ginger for a player
to ride an umpire, kick on any old de
cision and maybe unleash a punch,
but it is a heinous crime for an um
pire to put over a wallop when he Is
unjustly abused by some peeved ath
lete. Umpires are human H. Zim won't
admit this and are not disposed to
stand for all abuse.
Bad baserunning lost a' game for
the White Sox yesterday. They got
only two runs in nine innings, when
they should have had at least two
more. It wasn't an unusual failing.
Headless work on the paths has been
no uncommon occurrence among the
South Siders this season.
Is Eddie Collins to blame for it?
1 Don't crfcwd with the negative
. ,. '- MahMaMitM
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