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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 17, 1913, Image 19

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""I boil 'em out and make'hem
keep; moving," -vouchsafes JVIcGraw,
when asked' to explain his system;
"When the sun gets in its work and;
perspiration oozes without much'ef-
fort, there's notmuch-danger of
jury from exertion',, but'.the wind soon
cools out the men:w.hb' ;dori!fr 'kep.
a-moving ana so it'' is" 'necessary il or
them to work, steadily and sweat ''''
"I don't coddle niy players. There's'
nonsense in letting-them layoff every
time a muscle aches Muscles are,
bound to ache when they begin to
loosen. Jhat's what muscles are for;
Hard work is. the best antidote fori
aches, artcf, you bet'my men get it
in large doses. That's "jhy. they get
right quickly and stay put.;. ; '
"Don't ask me how the team -looks
or what the.chances are. . It is' easier
to snatch a pennaht- on paper, than,
on a ball lot. I have more-youngsters'
than I had a year ago,- but, i "can't
-fohnt. thfiv art, mine trt- fln until
they are tried." i " ' :
Anyone wuu f imagines - flicLrraw;.
hkes the game so,, well he will stick'
around until counted put has another4
thought to express. John J; admits'
that he has thought of the day.wheri
he will no, longer" be .useful in his'
present capacity .and has, planned to
beat the other 'fellow. meaning the
New York club to" it by getting out,
before he is-retired." ,'
"When I. feey myself, slipping I'U
step out, but thisMofesn't mean Til
quit baseball. I .will; always have
something to sell over the baseball
counter.. J
"I' can't imagine a man "tiring of
the game as long as he is successful.
But the game can, get away" from
even a baseball man. Take Charley
Comiskey as, illustration. He stepped
aside for Clarke Griffith, Jimmy Cal
lahan and Fielder Jones, because he
probably realized 'he was losing his
fighting spirit on the,field. 'r
"When I find myself markihg-time
I'll follow Comiskeys lead and quit
T have a contract with the Giants.
.Things may happen before 1916: The
game is' getting faster every day and
you canribt make a predictipnwitbi;
safety in baseball. Twas ambitious
as a player and I think, my desire to
make4 good has been my most desir
able asset as a manager.!'
.McGraw teacties his players that
there' is- no such thing as'Juck and
heseekS' to eradicate the " supersti
tions -that usually attach jto a club.
He believes figures, tell the 'truth and
that", nine times' out of ten" the man
rith.the best record IS the bestanan.,
TVlcGraw did not seek to.-restrict'
his player's conduct. He tejls them
at :the,'Startthey, are to live, as they
see. flt;..and that unless they appre
ciate ih'eir 'responsibility and take
Jcare of -themselves they will be the
means of their 'own, undoing.
"What I try. ti "do is toj;et mehv
Dig enougu'io realize uuai, sen-uium-
genceiieans failure sooner or later.
Whetf'they.Tealize that their life in
falstcompany depends upon keeping
in cphditiori'the'men.big enough for
my ieam, conduct themselves accord
ingly. -- ' ,' ..
, "I have no set rules for the train
ing. I see' that'tiieyrwork hard; I help
them overcome faults. Some men re
quire moreatteritibn, than others to
aeveiop;.them to the highest point."
r - TH3-0
- , Daily Health ogram.
It; is easier to. buiid -right than to
rebuild 'a, faulty structure-' Take care
of .the- child's .health. Givelt'itsshare
6f outdoors, ofwhoesom'e .food and
proper' sleep; This treatment will
make the average child'' a healthy
grown-up witn strong, resistance to
disease. J '
-, o b V
' McGinnis kept a saloon and lived
witii his familyiupstairs. One day his
bartender shouted to him:
"Boss, shall I trust Jim O'Leary
fdFfc drink?"
Has he had a drink?" called back
"He' has." - - .
"Thin thrust him." A

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