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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
PACIFIC COASTERS AGAINST
GAMES WITH CUBS
By Mark Shields'"
Pres. Baum of the Pacific Coast
league, on his way home from theJ
meeting of the minor league in New
Orleans, stopped off here for a con
ference with Pres. Weeghman of the
Cubs regarding the proposed train
ing trip of the North Side club to
California next spring.
The tidings Baurn imported might
have been better. He declared, club
owners in his organization were
deadlocked on the proposition of-
playing exhibition games with major
league clubs and it was probable the
deadlock would continue.
Some of the club owners are point
ing to the record of last season, when
early interest in the pennant race
was stronger than for many years.
Gate receipts increased and the club
owners laid this to the fact that fans
had not been surfeited with exhibi
tion games. Their appetites for
baseball had not been dulled.
It is possible to circumvent the law
against exhibition ganles on the
coast by playing on neutral grounds
outsidehe five-mile club limit. From
a practice standpoint that would be
satisfactory to Weeghman, but it
would make an awful hole in the
receipts and the exhibition trip would
be a dead loss.
The attitude of the Pacific coasters
had not dampened the ardor of
, Weeghman and his associates and
they still favor the west as i training
camp. If the contract with Tampa
business men can be canceled ft is
certain the team will go to Califor
nia in February.
A lack of exhibition games might
be. good thing for the North Siders.
Until last season the White Sox were
California visitors, and played in
-uywhere from -40 to 50 exhibition
Ties on the coast and en route
bajck home. Consequently, when the
season opened, the athletes were on
the verge of going stale. They
opened the season at a hot clip, but
wilted within a few weeks and tumr
bled from their lofty position. ,
N Last spring the Sox went to Texas.
Few games were scheduled and the
teani came home in shape to start
light. It was not at top speed at
the opening of the season, but grew
steadily better and was not in a pro
tracted slump at any time during the
Cal Ewing, owner of the San Fran
cisco club, "acting for the minor
league magnates, conferred with
Ban Johnson about a new board of
arbitration to consist of five men,
with the minors having a say. Cal
got no encouragement from Ban.
And he isn't liable to1.
The American league meeting will
be held Dec. 12 at the Hotel La Salle
-here. The NatiohaL league will meet
the same day in New York. Prin
cipal Chicago interest centers, in the
latter session, as Pres. iWeeghman
and Manager Tinker are going east
with tne firm intention of making
deals that will strengthen the Cubs.
Weeghman is also talking a trip
to St Louis to see Mrs. Britton in an
effort-to land Roger Hornsby or
Catcher Snyder. .Both are Cardinal
stars and would be top-notch players
with any ball club. Hornsby, who
played three positions on the infield
last season, was rated the best re
cruit of the year.
Northwestern's football team is on
edge for Saturday's game with Ohio
State. Every one of Murphy's bas
ketball playing backfield is in the
best condition of the season. Dris
coll, Cigrand, EUlingwood, Bright
mire, Underhill, Kohler and Williams'
were given a long drill with forward
passes yesterday and today, and it is
evident the Purple coach will depend
on the open game to land the Con