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HANK O'DAY IS HAVING HIS TROUBLES
Hank O'Day's Lament.
When your team is on the
Not a man is going well,
And you have to bench your slug-
Believe me, Hob-litz-el.
Discussion has broken out in
the Cincinnati ball team, and
trade talk is filling the air, with
Dick Hoblitzel, the Red first
baseman, named as the man
Hank may try to get rid of.
He will have no trouble dis
posing of the first sacker if he
wants to make a dicker, as every
manager in the National league
would be glad to acquire the big
Hoblitzel has 'refused to play
with Cincinnati again as long as
O'Day is manager. The trouble
came about because Hank called
his hired man for a play made
during yesterday's Cub - Red
game. . Hoblitzel cut in front of
Egan to take a grounder and left .
first uncovered. When he came
to the bench O'Day "called" him.
Hoblitzel refused to slfep to the
plate when it came his turn to
bat. "As long as you are man
ager of the Cincinnati team I will
not play," said Hobby to the man
ager. Severoid was put in to play -first.
President Murphy of the Cubs
would srive his rierht hand for
Hoblitzel. With the hard-hitting
first baseman in the Cub line-up
the inner works would be one of -the
most formidable batting ag
gregations in the business. In ad
dition, Hoblitzel is a classy field
er. Right now he is batting over
Hank O'Day is not finding his
manager's berth in Cincinnati a
bed of roses. As long as his gang
was going good, he was a hero in
Redland, but now he is receiving
the panning that has come to
every manager who handled the
Cincinnati team, and because of
which most of them have been
forced to quit.
It was this spirit of unfair crit
icism on the part of fans and writ
ers that drove Clarke Griffith
from Cincinnati to Washington.
That Grif was not at fault is
proven by the great record he has
made with the Washington team,
much weaker on paper than the
Grandma tumbled in the cistern.
Gee! It almost kilt her!
Now we're half afraid she can't
tret through the patent filter.