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The Eyes That Made Jake Daubert Champion.
half with two out It was Williams'
turn at bat Resorting to what in
these days is known as strategy,
Rowland waved Williams back from
the plate and called Fournier out to
bat against Foster.
The crowd hissed and booed the
move. Rowland wavered. There
were more hisses, then Fournier was
sent back to the kennel and Wil
liams went up for himself and flied
the side out.
This silly business plainly unset
tled Williams, who became unsteady,
filled up the bases, and was forced to
retire after a run scored. He was in
a difficult position. He felt he was
compelled to make good to justify
the feeling of the fans. He wanted
to show the manager that the crowd
really knew something.
And either way the thing turned
out, Rowland was in bad. If Wil
liams had gone through the game,
Pants would have been shown that
his decision to remove him was
wrong. And as Williams didn't make
good it appeared Rowland was let
ting his better judgment be subordi
nated to the will of the fans.
But the argument between the
manager and fans, which the fans
won was real reason that Williams
became unsettled. Few veteran
pitchers have ever had to face such
a situation and certainly it was too"
much for a recruit
"Look 'em over kid; make 'em be
Shouts of encouragement such as
these heard daily in every well regu
lated ballyard fall unheeded on the
ears of the truly great Sons of Swat.
Just so long as they can look 'em
over you may rest assured they'll
make them be good. Most of these
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