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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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self a mechanician, not only sold the
lock, but also installed it as well "I
make a living during the winter
keeping the people safe and honest,
who, during the summer insist I am
the worst crook outside captivity,"
he said.
Rigler is married. When I asked
him if he had a family he replied,
"Yes, a ready made one." Then he
explained that he had married a
widow with two children.
For a number of years prior to his
marriage Rigler spent the winter
months at the University of Virginia.
He coached the baseball team and
did other athletic stunts. He has
been busy this spring laying out the
diamond on which the Brooklyn Na
tionals are training at Daytona, Fla.
This is the day we get the "confi
dent" statements from the two fight
ers who will meet tonight in New
York. Strange to relate, each is pos
itive he will win in a walk. Each
wants to surprise the public and
each is sorry for the other.
Old stuff, yet there may be a few
people who still read these things and
pay some attention to them.
The plan of each to surprise his
opponent with his style of fighting is
the most interesting feature. Each is
guarding as he would his life a plan
of campaign with which the opposi
tion will be upset and sent to oblivion.
Moran says he plans to make Wil
lard do the leading and force the
fight If Frank sticks to that pro
gram the fans may as well take along
an interesting book, for they will find
it more exciting than what happens
in the ring. Willard never has been
a man to force a fight He remains
on the defensive most of the time,
not having what the oldtimers call a
fighting temperament He only rises
up when he is stung considerably.
If this is to be a battle royal Moran
must go out and plant the first stout
wallop. Then Jess will mix with him.
Wm. Muldoon, world-famous train
er, says it is lucky for both men that
the fight is only for ten rounds. He
declares neither is trained properly,
but that each is such a fine physical
specimen that he can go ten rounds
without much preparation.
Some of the experts say Moran will
fce lucky tcj.be .aliye.at Jjx&enjyjltgaJt
rounds. Not so. Jess has never yet
done anything to indicate he can put
away a good man in ten rounds. Mo
ran should be there at the end of the
tenth, and he will not be greatly out
classed, unless he beats himself.
Joe Tinker has crossed us all and
has replaced Yerkes, Doolan and
Maim on the first team with Zeider,
Mulligan and Schulte. This came
after the manager's positive declara
tion that the first three would be reg
ulars. Joe declares he needed more
speed and ginger in his team and
i tKerefore the shifts.
Zeider and Mulligan in place of
Yerkes and Doolan mean more speed,
unquestionably, but whether the
same goes for Mann and Schulte is a
question. Mann is one of the fleetest
fielders in the business and a winning
type of player. Schulte never has
been the one to display much pep.
However, Tinker is managing the
ball team and he can probably do it
without our assistance. Joe has been
in the game long enough to know
what he is doing. Give him a chance
to experiment. It is a certainty that
much experimenting will be needed
before he hits on a final combination
for the season.
And don't put too much stock in
the shift of players. Doolan and
Yerkes are fellows with made reputa
tions, they are veterans and naturally
do not look so good in the spring as
a youngster like Mulligan. They
don't care a thundering lot whether
they comb four hits or none off a
Cuban jrigggrmker. They are Jaking

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