She takes in a great many of the
Boston games, but strangely enough
has never seen her "hubby" umpire.
at presc.it tied up in Natick real es
tate. "Give me about five more
years and I will have enough, so that
I won't have to stand for a lot of
things that are coming my way at
present." - ..
Mrs. Connolly is fond of baseball.
BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
At the moment this is written
A fellow with an engagement ring
is sure to get the glad hand from
Manager Tinker has made another
shift in the Cubs. Doolan, Yerkes
and Mann are back on tne first team
and Schulte, Zeider and Mulligan
have been placed on the seconds.
The team does not leave Tampa
until tomorrow, and as a shift has
I been made almost daily in the past
week, it is possible the alignment
'-will be changed before the club be
igins the exhibition jaunt with the
t Southern league clubs.
Joe is making these switches be
I cause his people don't snow enough
.pep in the practice games. Joe may
(as well become reconciled now to the
(fact that his athletes probably won't
(show a lot of pep in their pre-season
(games. He is bossing a gang that
has passed the stage when it lays
i great stress on victories before the
regular season opens. He is leading
a team of men that pay more atten
tion to their own condition than to
a March box score, realizing that
condition when the season opens is
worth more than a couple of singles
(stretched to two-base hits at the
Where the real trouble lies seems
to be in the pitching staff. The
grapeviners so far have shown noth
ing to warrant big league pay checks
and it is time they were doing so, for
pitchers need conditioning more than
workmen in other departments.
George Pierce flashed with one
game and was hailed as a regular.
Then George was pestled his next
time out and the experts tried to for
get their prognostications. Jim
Vaughn is overweight, so are Hen-
drix and Seaton. All of which is an
other reason Joe should fill his out
field with fleet men. He will prob
ably need them to chase hits unless
there is a remarkable improvement
among the pitchers in a very short
Don't pay any attention to the
stories about Vic Saier lacking pep.
Vic isn't a mouthy ballplayer, but he
there when the need arises. Vic takes
care of himself.
With the White Sox it is merely a
question of waiting for the opening
bell. Manager Rowland is using a
line-up with which he will unques
tionably start the season. It is the
best he has in the locker and only
needs to be perfected in teamwork.
Terry has never played with Eddie
Collins, and Weaver is out of his
regular position, so a few mistakes
in mechanical execution can be for
given whenthe team starts the sea
son. It is a very good infield in three
positions, jvith Fournier being the
only fellow behind in defense. Jack
is courageous, confident to the point
of egotism, and willing to work his
head off in order to become a leading
light in such company.
That means a whole lot. The
Frenchman has improved greatly
since he first became a member of
the club and it is reasonable to be
lieve he can further advance Him
self by application. Jack isn't bril
liant, his mind isn't that of a Collins,
but he likes to win and he loves to
hit Jack goes up to the plate each
time with the belief that he is going
to knock a home run, and each time
he fails takes it as a personal affront
from the opposing pitcher. That'
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