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AGGRESSIVENESS Winning TearAs Fighters, But Not
Rowdies or Umpire Baiters Athletes Always Scrappy.
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By Billy Evans.
Aggressiveness pays in up-to-date
however, does not mean rowdy
tactics. The day of the baseball
rowdy is past. The fans no longer
countenance such tactics. The
players realize nothing can be
gained by such a system.
Generally the umpire was the
target for the uprisings of play
ers. The umpires of today have
unlimited authority and cannot
Rivals fear a team that pos
sesses the never-say-die- spirit.
Despite the showing of Detroit in
the world's series, they are al
ways a dangerous team.
No matter how long a lead a
team has over Detroit no- rival
feels safe until the umpire lias de
clared the last man out. With
such a galaxy in the lineup pitch
ers fear an outbreak hy the slug
gers. With the peppery Jennings
to infuse ginger, the team goes
the limit, yet always within the,
bounds of reason.
The Athletics, twice t world's;
champions, are just such' a team,
although they do not give 'the.
same impression as the Tigers.
The Athletics fight to the last,
but keep away from the umpire. -They
often believe the umpire has
erred, and never fail to make this
They, do it in a convincing
manner, but always in such a way
that nine times out of ten the um
pire is forced to respect the pro
test rather than resent it. They
keep after each other in the game,
but a perfect spirit of harmony
Aggressiveness that benefits a
club is the kind that counts. Ag
gressiveness that results in the
removal of a player weakens in
stead of strengthens, i