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Rath. Lord has been cleaning up
with the bat on the training trip,
and is showing the class that
made the Boston fans think of
murder when President Taylor
(who has been "recalled) traded
him to the Sox.
Whea the next batter steps to
the chopping block you'll prob
ably see the old flower present
ing ceremony, for he is none other
than James J. Callahan, manager,
"come back," fielder and hitter
par excellence; v also prize base
stealer, which are sorqe honors
for one man to cart around. Cal
says, he will not complete the
flower ceremony "by striking out
on three pitched balls, which is
the traditional' close of the per
formance, but will knock at least
three boards out of the bleachers,
just to show that he. was not
flashing last year. We're all for
Cal, and if he is anywhere near as
good as last year, we'll be for him
stronger than ever b next Oc
tober. Managerial duties have
handicapped maiy star players,
Nap Lajoie, for instance, but
here's hoping for the best fpr Cal.
'Batting under Callahan is Se
nor Ping Bodie, champion
spaghetti eater and fence buster.
Ping's long drives have been a
feature of the Sox spring trip.
Another rookie next, holding
in the place 'which Matty Mcln
tyte carelessly left unguarded.
Matty seemejd-to have a hunch
that all he Jiad to do was show
up around game time, slip into a
suit, and jog out to the rfght field.
But this youngster haid the goods.
Sfettep Jfhljik) Mtjcks is 1$.
name and he is a real sluggejr.
Twice he has been up with the
Sox, but each time he was sent
back to Des Moines, where he
was a popular idol. His class this
year gained him instant atten
tion. He has a wonderful arm,
and his long suit js pegging men
out at the plate from deep right.
He promises to be a sensation.
Rollie Zeider, playjng firt,
bats next. Rollie seems to have
found himself at last. He is
fielding well, and has astonished
his warmest admirers by his
One more, and the last recruit.
Weaver is his name, and he js an
unknown quantity. As far as
fielding is concerned, Buck can
travel with any of them. He
hmust show as a hatter. But if the'
lad can stick around .240 hewill
hold doxfn the shortfield jqb on
his fielding prowess.
' "Batt'ries for today's game.
Walsh and Sullivan." Do yclu
need any comment. It sounds
better when you are tojd that
Walsh is. the same old Ed, and
that Sully has stolen a few bases
on the trip. He is showing a re
turn to speed.
Cal could organize another
good team oiit of his substitutes.
Blackburne, Paddock, Fournier
and Tannehill are pretty classy
outfielders. Fourier is a big first
saclcer,.famous for his long drives.
He is not polished enongh as a
fielder to get a regular berth.
Paddock is recruit second base
man frqm, the west. Tannehill
mav finally eret Back the short-
lstop jobujingg Weaker ff toe.