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forth when necessary, kept the men
on their toes and did not allow of a
On the bench or in the coacher's
box he was continually whipping the
men on, quick to point out a fault,
just as quick to give- praise for a
good play. And the athletes, know
ing the sting that the Kid's words
carried for a boner, were on the
The Kid's best work was done in
the coaching box. at third base. His
judgment in sending runners home
from that station was excellent. In
tuitively he realized whether there
was" a chance for an athlete to make
the counting station. He never hesi
tated. And there was not much of
the baserunning that has been a high
hurdle for the club so far this season.
When Rowland came here 'Gleason
was released. This was probably on
the theory- that Rowland would not
want for an assistant a man who
had learned the game in the big
league and who might think he knew
more than a manager fresh from the
minors. It was probably figured, too,
that Gleason would not like to take
orders from Rowland.
How Gleason will be employed we
can't tell until after today's game in
New York. If he takes up the
coaching dutiea at third base, where
Rowland has heretofore held forth,
it should bring good results. There
will be few men running wild and to
death at-the plate.
Some folks may call it a confes
sion of weakness on the part of the
manager. Maybe, but the best way
to look at the affair is that it is for
the good of the club and should be
put above personalities.
There will alio be talk that this
move presages a change in the
management. Another supposition
that is not worth considering here.
President Comiskey has said that
Rowland will have charge of the
team, at least for the remainder of
this season, and it is his ball club. -J
This is no time for a ball club to
play baseball politics. The Kid Is
back to liven up the team, to polish
its brains and to help the baserun
ning. If he does that he will be an
important person in these parts.
The first of a four-game series is
started with the Yanks this after
noon. Donovan's people are getting
back in the stride that landed them
on top for a time. They have cop
ped their last five games and will not
be easy for the Sox.
Joe Tinker, it seems, is managing
his ball team and doing it on his own
hook. Joe is that kind of a person.
As long as he is employed as pilot
he doesn't care for interference. He
was that way in Cincinnati, which is
one of the reasons he didn't last.
And he hasn't changed a bit He
indicates that by benching Heinie
Zimmerman, who is strong physical
ly and able to play any time at all.
There is nothing the matter with
Zlm's health, but Joe hasn't' cared
for the manner in which the Great
One has played and has him on the
bench. .With Knabe and Zeider in
the game the team Is doing better
than it did in the east when Zim was
standing at third base and enjoying
Tinker is right If Zim won't play
ball for him he is less of a liability
on the bench than inthe field. Heinie
broke into the second game yester
day against the Giants, but not until
other utility men had been used up.
Nick Carter, the new pitcher from
the American ass'n, looks like a
promising person. He didn't last the
game, but he would have been in no
difficulty if the Cubs had been pro
tected in left field. Mollwitz was
there and misjudged a fly that was
Doak puzzled Braves. Cards hit
four pitchers hard.
Another shutout for Alexander.
Only one Red reached second base.
Larry Cheney fanned six and easily
blanked Pirates. Harmon was soft
for Dodgers. Cheney stole a base.
Cleveland batted Shocker, Yank