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THE SOX ARE OFF FOR
This kind of weather will put a
blight on the holdout crop.
President Comiskey and his
White Sox family are rattling
through Nebraska this afternoon,
and by night will be inhaling
Rocky Mountain air in the vicin
ity of Cheyenne.
Chick Mattick was picked up at
3 o'clock this morning, and
George Johnson, the Indian heav
er, climbed on the train at Omaha
at 9 a. m. There was a reunion
between Johnson and Gossett and
Borton, who were with him last
year on the St. Joe team.
Every man scheduled. to leave
last night reported by traintime.
Capt. Harry Lord was the last ar
rival. The combination infielder
outfielder looked mighty good to
Callahan, his condition being fine.
The entire squad of New York
Yank pitchers, with the exception
of Caldwell and Fisher, are in
New York, ready to sail for Ber
muda Saturday. Catchers Ed
Sweeney and Sterrett will also
leave with the first bunch.
Young Kurtz of Newark made
Jack McCarren, Philadelphia Jack
O'Brien's $50,000 middleweight,
look like a Republican running
for governor of Texas. McCar-
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him off his feet.
Cubs Do Some Real Work.
Manager Evers put his Cubs
through a real workout yesterday
and at the finish of two hours'
practice the men were willing to
quit. Light batting practice
opened the performance, and the
TRAINING SPORT DOPE
men wound up with a game of
soccer football. The latter exer
cise was found to be a great loos
ener of stiff muscles.
No word has been heard from
Richie or Schulte at the training
camp and Manager Evers is some
het up. He denied he had given
the lurid pitcher permission to
coach a college baseball team.
Schulte's absence is another puz
zle. Jim Sheckard, also among the
missing, is coaching an academy
ball team in Florida, but will re
port at Tampa in a few days. He
has been in training for several
days and says he is in shape.
Sheck is probably peeved by the
efforts to trade him and the
knowledge Murphy has slated
him for a utility role if he remains
with the Cubs.
We hope Jimmy Lavender is as
good as the dopists on the ground
declare. Last year was his first
fling at big company and he made
a promising start. But the Geor
gian must improve to be any
great shakes as a big league
pitcher. He started off with a
loud report by trimming the
Giants, and when McGraw said
his team would ''get to" Lavender
later in the season the talk was
hailed as a jealous screech. Mc
Graw was right. Lavender was
hit hard by the Giants toward the
close of the year, and in at least
two games we can remember,
without the aid of a scorebook,
was chased to the clubhouse.
In the city series the Sox treat
ed him like a bunch of English