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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 08, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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Gibbons says he will not allow his
sons to be fighters when they grow
up, b,ut advocates boxing as an exercise.
BY MIKE GIBBONS
(Middleweight-Champion.)
First of all learn to stand correct
ly. Then learn to close your hands
so as to safeguard against accidents,
principally the breaking of knuckles
or fingers. It is essential that you
square away" with your right foot
jin position for rapid moves in and out
lor to the left or right
The average rank novice who never
Bias developed the use of his left hand
twill find this an awkward undertak
ing and will be inclined to box with
his right foot and hand extended.
Stand in front of a mirror and lug
away with your left until things be
come natural. The rest will be easy.
Always remerber that your oppo
nent, if he has boxed a half dozen
times, knows how to manipulate his
left hand. Hence it behooves you
to keep your right, which is often
used as a guard, in position to ward
off the blows aimed at the right side
of your jaw.
Keep your chin lowered, well to
ward your breast whenever you bore
in and above all cover it up, for the
jaw is the target for the majority of
punches.
BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
Joe Tinker intimates he is going to
lhave discipline in his ball club this
season and will enforce his training
icules rigidly. His move in indefinitely
IBuspending Phil Douglass because
jthe pitcher had celebrated too much
was the right thing. Baseball is real
8?ork and a man getting paid for it is
too more entitled to a temperament
Khan a street sweeper.
It wHI be several days before any
news worth while comes from Tam
pa, and in the meantime the war cor
respondents with the team will regale
as with talks about sunsets, bright
skies and banquets. By Monday the
real baseball dope should be coming
through.
But do not expect anything sensa
tional in the way of new material
discovered. The abilities of the vari
ous players in camp have been pretty
thoroughly tested out in several big
league campaigns. There are one or
two pitchers and a single inflelder
mho are new to the big show, but the
infielder Mulligan is the only new
man seriously regarded as a candi
date for a regular berth.
For the rest of the men it is merely
a question of working themselves in-
jkq condition by routine methods. As j
the majority of the athletes are vet
erans, sudden rushes to mid-season
form need not be looked for. Few
teams in baseball have come to form
slower than the Cubs will this year.
But when they get there, along
about the first month of the regular
campaign, some good baseball should
be looked for. There is little danger
that men as experienced as the Cub
athletes will lame their arms for any
length of time by foolish methods of
training.
Recruits in the spring, eager to
show something at the start, begin
too early with their swift work and
are consequently sore and stiff when
the veterans are just hitting their top
paces. This Cub team will train it
self with little direction from Tinker.
So far as that part of the work is
concerned, Joe has a pipe.
Rollie Zeider, Cub utility infielder,
is on his way back to Chicago be
cause of the death of his mother at
Auburn, Ind. Rollie will not return
to the training camp for two weeks
and will be behind in his work. Zei
der had been appointed, to take
charge of the secondjieam.
Joe Benz and Jim Scott are stick
ing doggedly to their training work
at Mineral Wetis. Tex., and cominc

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