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there and lick 'em and lick 'em good
and quick. I can see some guy sliding
back to first with me playing the bag
and getting his head bumped with the
Think I'd apologize? Not Patsy
Tebeau. "Get your nut -out of the
way and you won't get hurt," would
be more like it.
I haven't seen many games this
yeaT, but those I have seen were a lot
different from the ones we played.
Patsy Tebeau, fighting manager of
famous Cleveland scrapping Spiders.
The tactics were different. About a
year ago I saw a fellow steal second.
He came up all dust and what do you
think happened? Why, the second
baseman helped him dust his uni
form. And that team finished last in the
race. That isn't my brand of baseball.
From what I've heard from Cleve
land's friends, Joe Birmingham is
playing the same system the old
"Spiders" used. That's why the
Naps are winning. That's the real
stuffy Rush the other guys off their
feet. "-Make 'em think you're tough.
Scare 'em to death and you got them
We used to sit on the bench and
file our spikes. They had to be sharp
to give when they cut into the ground
and at the same time the other team
knew we wouldn't give an inch in a
One day I was sharpening my
spikes when I heard a guy on the
other team say, "When Tebeau slides
into me you bet I'm going to get out
of the way." I had him bluffed, see?
They're trying to tone down base
ball. You don't have to poke anyone
in the jaw, step on or kick a player
to win, but you don't have to wear
kid gloves, either.
Pretty soon some of these league
presidents will be fining a man for
sliding and soiling his uniform.
There's a difference between row
dyism and aggressiveness. The ag
gressive player will be on top when
the parlor boy is at the bottom. Off
the field, oh, well, that's different.
On 'the field fight 'em to the last.
COT TO EARN IT
Dr. Pighead visits Mr. Coldham,
the great pork dealer.
"Well, my dear sir, I don't gee that
there is anything radically wrong
with you. Go to bed early, don't
drink anything stronger than coffee,
and you'll be all right in a week."
"What!" Are you not going to give
me any 'medicine?"
"Certainly not. You don't need it"
"But you get your money just the
"Yes. Just so."
"Well, I don't think it is a square
deal. S'posih' you sound me, put a
mustard plaster on the back of my'
neck and gimme a dose of salts?
Everybody that works for me's got
to earn his salary." .
Having succeeded with alfalfa sal
ads, big Prisdo -hotels are serving
California poppy marmalade. Really,
folks, you're going to like a rabbit
diet before long.