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HE IS BLIND, BUT A RIGHT HDOD BASEBALL FAN
Portland, Ore., Nov. 4. If
you're a grouch, read this story.
It will1 set you to. thinking.
Ever hear of Tom' Long ? No ?
.Well, then,'you;v.e never heard of
Tom Long, Blind Fan,, in Action.
one of the best fellows and one of
the best fans that ever rooted for
the home team up in the North
Tom Long is blind. He can't
see a play. The bright days'out at
the park are black days, so far as
his eyes are concerened. But Tom
makes them bright and sunshiny.
He's as loyal a Portland rooter as
there is in the city.
m He was a ball player in "his
younger daysand he knows everyj
angle of the game. Also he knows
almost every player in the North
western League, and keeps track
of the batting orders. Whenever
he can get away from business
(he. owns the cigar counter at the
City Hall) Long goes out to the
He follows the game from what'
he hears coming up from the dia
mond and side lines and what be