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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTSBOXING
Chicago-St. Louis (cold weather).
Philadelphia, 6-8; Boston. 2-2.
Cleveland-Detroit .(cold weather) .
Washington-New York (rain).
St. Louis, 2; Chicago, 0.
All other games postponed; rain.
St Louis, 3; Chicago, 1.
Indianapolis, 7; Kansas City, 2.
Cleveland, 9; Louisville, 3.
Kansas City, 12; St Paul, 4. ..
Other games postponed.
Joe Mandot and Matty McCue will
be battling for their ring existence in
Racine tonight when they meet for a
ten-round clash. The future of Man
dot, especially, depends on the result.
The little Southerner, at one time
looked on as a leading contender for
lightweight honors, has gorie back
since his defeat at the hands of Joe
Rivers, ands now in the second-rate
class. He is a fine fighter, but cannot
travel the pace with Rivers, Wolgast
If he is trimmed by McCue he will
be eliminated from the big purse
scraps, and, according to his own
statement, he hasn't enough money
yet to retire on. He should defeat Mc
Cue. Matty is anoth.er fellow who
started like a whirlwind and then
quieted down to a gentle zephyr.
McCue is younger than Mandot,
and can rally from the defeat better.
He has lots of time, and can re-iearn
the mitt game. In reality, that is
what he is doing. And it is hard work.
McCue -was a better fighter as a slam
bang walloper than an alleged clever
v President Weeghman of the local
Feds says emphatically that he" is not
after Larry Cheney. He repeated that
he would not attempt to secure any
players from the Cubs or Sox.
Cubs, In Bad Condition, Lose Feds
Thumped In Tight Battle.
Because of the horrible training
conditions they encountered, it is fair
to reserve judgment on the Cubs until
a few more games have gone into the
record book. Yesterday was the first
decent afternoon for pastiming they
have struck for nearly three weeks.
So far O'Day's athletes have done
nothing that was expected of them,
with the exception of the pitchers.
Two of the hurlers, Pierce and Hum
phries, ihave worked in the fashion
that made them stars last year, and
both lost because they did not re
ceive component assistance from the
other component parts of the ma
chine. - -
Iri one gairffiputsjof five the Cubs
have exhibited the batting prowess
that was to haveJtitp'd them to the
top rung of the1 ladder i in the early
stages of the race. In two games the
reconstructed infield has conducted"
itself properly on defense. Such in
consistency wlil not win ball games.
But there is time, .and plenty of
excuses can. be made for the falter
ingCubs. They are in worse condition
than any team in.any of the three-big
leagues. This is not because the athr
letes are drones, but is due to '"the
succession of cdld afternoons spent
on the exhibition trip, resulting in
postponements of games which Kept
the players idling in hotel lobbies.
The infield has been given Iittre
opportunity to work together since
the new alignment was drawn up.'
The batters have not fjaced strong
pitching often enough to accustom
their eyes to break and shoots. It is,'
a fatal combination, butTbetter things
can be hoped for after the squad
lands on the West Side tomorrow.
Beginning tomorrow with a game
against the Reds on the home lot, the
Cubs will be on th,eir own territory