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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 06, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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1 had a chance to nip a runner. Too
j many pitchouts put your pitcher in a
Ihole. Also cover up your "signs"
'when flashing them before each de
livery. It is a good plan-to take a crouch
,ing or squatting position with your
feet close together and with your
, glove between your knees. Then
"turn palm of glove slightly toward
the ground before placing your fin
igers in position to give the signal.
Smart coachers will grab the signs
if you don't watch out and will tip
things off to the batsmen. Straight
en up when you are ready for the
pitch, extend your hands toward the
pitcher, holding them on a line with
the edge of the plate so they will be
targets for the pitcher's delivery.
Stand firm so you can jump either
to the left or right And above all
keep your eyes on the baserunners
should they try to steal
The success of next Wednesday's
entertainment at Comiskey's park
I now depends entirely on the White
j Sox players. If they can hand a de
cisive trimming to Hugh Jennings,
Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, et al., the
'occasion will be pleasant for all the
assembled fans.
For Comiskey has had the park
decorated in tasty fashion, the chairs
being given a new coat or green
paint, and the cement portions of
the structure have been treated in
white. Big preparations are being
made for the opening. There will be
the usual band concert, probably a
bevy of entertainers and the ball
Advance sale of tickets for the
game has been large, but Secretary
Grabmer says there are still plenty
of choice locations remaining. Mon
day the general sale of the paste
boards will begin at the Hub in the
sporting department So far noth
ing but TTail reservations have been
attended to.
The demeanor of the team against
the minor leaguers indicates that
Rowland and his gang will do their
part toward making the affair a success-
No Sox team has ever breezed
through the bush circuit with such
powerful attacking force. Every
pitcher who has been encountered
knows that there is batting strength
a plenty among the athletes. The
bingles are being bunched, they are
Lealthy, and with them are placed
some bits of baserunning that mount
up in the scoring column.
Fournier, Jackson, Felsch and Ed
Collins got together for ten hits
against Wichita, Ed getting one and
the others three each. Eddie Mur
phy also belted a trio, Schalk got two,
and Terry walloped one and contri
buted a pair of sacrifices.
The team that will start the season
has been together for two weeks,
there has been no uncertainly about
positions, and this has worked to the
benefit of teamplay. The men have
not felt from day to day that an error
might mean their elimination from
the first team. That has given them
a chance to go after all kinds of balls,
and not fear errors, so long as they
Williams and Danforth pitched
against Wichita, eight hits being
made. Both recruits were good, and
the lone Wichita run did not come
until the last inning. Topeka is the
team the Sox play today.
Jim Scott is suffering so severely
from a cold that he is being sent di
rectly to Chicago. With this excep
tion, Jim's condition is excellent, and
he will only need a day or two of
work with a catcher to put him in
shape to start a game.
Now the experts with the Cubs are
coming to the conclusion that the
team isn't a total loss with no insur
ance. A few bunched hits and all is
serene and rosy. There is no cause
for wild-eyed surprise. The team is

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