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$1,100 provided In such cases, $1,000
against the club and $100 against the
manager, will be collected.
That disposes of the legal aspect
of the case. Now we come to the
judgment and tact displayed by the
O various actors in the cast.
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ror ine past several uays iiieie
has been incessant wrangling be
tween the Cub athletes and the ar
biters.1 The blame can be variously
placed. Recently the Cubs have be
come aggressive and have received
unstinted praise for their fighting
spirit But, evidently, they have
slightly overstepped bounds.
Kicking on a decision when it is
close is the proper spirit, and com
petent umpires do not take serious
ly the complaints of a player, know
ing it is human nature to object un
der such circumstances. Some of
the local athletes, however, have
made it a habit to kick on every de
cision rendered by Byron and Quig
ley, even crabbing when to the spec
tators there was nothing questiona
ble about the result. This happened
twice in the early stages of yester
day's battle, Otto Knabe each time
doing the criticising.
This, naturally, inflames the fans,
who usually support a home player
under such conditions. Then they
begin to "ride" the umpire, and he,
being human, does not have any love
for the player who gets him in bad.
t That must certainly cause him to act
more hastily in case of further argu
ments than he otherwise would.
An umpire is a workingman, try
ing to earn a living, just like any one
W So we must conclude that the Cubs
recently nave oecome neiugereni ire
quently without cause.
Now for Manager Tinker. The pac
ifists will argue that Joe should have
allowed the game to go on, even after
Byron called the ball on O'Mara, and
trusted to a protest on that decision.
But Joe responds to that line of
thought with the explanation that he
has beea getting the worst of it re
cently, not only from Byron, but
from other umpires. He argues that
it was only through a spectacular act,
such as yesterday's, that he could
draw proper attention to the way he
has been wronged.
Joe declares that some of the in
dicator handlers are entirely too ar
bitrary and will nbt listen to even po
lite protests. He recently had trouble
with Umpire Klem because the latter
fired Zimmerman when Heinie
crossed a line Klem had drawn in the
The unbiased observer must notice
the arbitrary and tactless way in
which Byron and Klem act. They
appear to think that they are the real
attraction of the game and that the
players are merely a frame for their
glory, and that parts of the frame
can be chipped away at will.
Seldom is an umpire disciplined,
but President Tener, if he is alive to
the best interests of his league, will
heed some of the frequent criticism
of certain members of his staff and
take a band. Any fair-minded critic
will tell him that some of his aids
are entirely too dictatorial They
take the interest from the game, for
the fans like to see a player object
when he has a legitimate objection
No one likes rowdyism, no "one
cares for such events as transpired
yesterday and only the most partisan
can hold that Byron was the only
person at fault
- Byron and Tinker could both have
used more tact, but Byron certainly
did not need to call a policeman to
put Joe off the field.
Shortstop Bill Wortman of Kan
sas City has been secured by the
Cubs and will report immediately.
The locals will give cash and some
players yet to be named.
Alex Zwilling has been sent-to In
dianapolis as part of the deal by
which Outfielder Joe Kelly came here.
Half a game from third place, the
Sox face a hard task in reaching
that position, lor they must play six