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only produce a single counter. In
the ninth frame three singles in a
row failed to bring results in the
run cohimn. That doesn't look
like much inside ball.
Gilbert pitched three innings of
south side shoots against the
Yanigans and was touched for
two hits. His work was the best
of any of the heavers. '
IF we could figure out to the
satisfaction of every one who is
the greatest IF player on the
Cubs we'd be happy. The whole.
aggregation is full of'"ifs," from
Manager Evers down to the,un.
selected bat boy. -We have final
ly decided that the "if" is not con
nected with a man at all, but with
a pah- of legs.
IF Al Bridwell's peppery props
don't crack, get rheumatism, run
a nail in their pedal end, of do any
of the other surprising things
they have, done in the past, the
hole at short will be stopped up,
and the Cubs will be pennant pos
sibilities. Bridwell has been in the game
so long that fans look on him as
an old man. Brid is still under
. thirty. He is one of-'the. game's
McGraw of the Giants says he
shunted Bridwell to the basehall
graveyard at Boston because he
was growing too old to stand the
pace with' al pennant-winning.
teamNThe man McGraw. secured
to 'fill Bridwell's, place was Her
zog, an olden, man than Ah The
truth is, Bjidwell is a quiet man
on the- field, compared to the
piant outfit. He never uses pro
Janity, andis noV an umpire.
baiter. So Brid was sent to
Boston, the excuse being Jie was
Before the beginning of last
Reason he ran a nail in his foot,
and was useless on. the Boston in
fieldiuntil the close of the season.
Al believes he has, fully recovered
the use of his legs, which are his
only uncertainties. -"As a batter
he is no Wagner, but manages-.to
punch puja bingle more than
once atweek. No fault has ever
been found with his fielding.
It's a delicate -subjectbut
IF Bridwell's- legsare- "right"
he will pull off some "feats',!, oh
the diamond this year. r
Little: James while at a neigh
bor's, was given a piece of bread
and butter, ;and politely, said
Thank. - you-."i "That's right,
Tames," said the lady. M like to
hear little" boys say 'Thank you.' "
"Well, rejoined James, if you
want to hear me say it again, you
might put some jam on it."
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