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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (May 26, 1911)
COMING ALONG WITH SOME REAL SPORTING DOPE
Simply no use talking, the luck broke
against us in the Skoo City series gaihe
fully and financially. Umps Clark, whose
whose eyes are sadly biased and whose
thinkery is kerwolloped, handed it to us
intentions are doubtless the best, but
on two separate occasions, each occasion
costing us a game. "When he called Cobb
out on a delayed steal to second in Satur
day's game, he merely presented the
aforesaid game to Skoo City. And the
day before as pretty a third strike as was
ever thrown over the plate was called a
ball, and on the next heave the Skoo City
batsman slammed out a two-sacker that
scored the winning run. Had he been
called out on strikes it would have ended
the game with a victory for the 'Lopes.
Hut mind you we're not holerin'. It's
no disgrace to lose such games as were
played between the Packers' and the An
telopes. They were hair-raisers from
start to finish. The fan who failed to get
his money's worth ought to swear off go
ing to ball games. More brilliant out
fielding was never seen on any diamond.
We'd go miles to see any ball player in
the country make as phenomenal a catch
s Cole made in each of the three games.
And when three homers are slammed over
the fence of the Lincoln park in one game
there is some terrific hitting being done.
lut talk about the financial luck we've
been playing in. First we lost that juicy
bit of Denver pie. Then we lost last Sun
da', just when the excitement was keyed
up to the breaking point and a crowd of
umptysteen thousand ready to fill the
grandstand at the Beach as full of hu
manity as an officerseeker is of promises.
( 'oises on de luck !
Hully gee! It developes that the nego
tiations for the purchase of the Des
Moines franchise have been carried on in
interest of 'William Holmes. Fronting
such a contingency we hope Grandpa
Iliggins will stick.
Wichita has petered out and Isbell has
taken his club to Pueblo. This will neces
sitate a revision of the schedule, lint we
believe the transfer will be profitable to
Rourke has made his long expected
shake-up and as a result there will be a
lot of new faces on the Omaha squad
when it appears in Lincoln. Second
Baseman Graham has been uncondition
ally released and immediately caught on
with Des Moines.
Isn't our Herr Unglaub developing
in'o the demon swatter though? He has
been leaning up against the ball so hard
lately that its cork innards have
Having followed the bae ball game for
something less than forty-seven years, we
are prepared to assert that Cole's work
in center during the Skoo City series has
never been surpassed by any outfielder in
professional ball. He made three phenom
catches of seemingly impossible balls, and
we hold that nothing like it was ever be
fore seen in this section of the countrv,
and that one might witness a game a day
for a century and never seen another
catch like either of the three.
If there is any one man more than an
other we hate to see go to bat in a pinch,
it is the obese Mr. Towne of Skoo City.
Mr. Towne, who runs bases very much
like a prohibition candidate for the leg
islature would run in Douglas county,
has a nasty habit of smacking the ball
so hard it sounds like a fat man stum
bling over the coal scuttle. We usually
have trouble getting our heart untangled
from our epiglottis after Mr. Towne has
bulted in and endeavored to hit in the
Andreas of Skoo City, is a mighty
classy second sacker if anybody asks
about him. And he is always lugging
around with him a superabundance of
pepper that he injects into his fellows
with a lavish hand. Time was when we
couldn't admire Andreas, good player
though he Avas even then, because he in
sisted on acting very much like those
Avith the corrugated thorax. But au
thority seems to have subdued the An
dreas disposition to indulge in warm lan
guage and unpretty antics, and he has
more ciiuc in which to display his skill.
There are jtlimghty few second-sackers in
the game who luive anything on the sorrel-topped
gentleman who captains the
If President Tip O'Neill has set out to
reform base ball to the extent of prevent
ing the bleachers from rising en masse
and making a loud noise at the psycho
logical moment, it's Tip O'Neill to the
ping-pong circuit." Bar out the privilege
of "rooting" or the incentive thereto, and
base ball would be about as attractive as
a mumblepeg match with wagonmakers'
spokeshaves. About the time an umps
undertakes to banish a player for waving
his arms in an effort to get a come-on
from the bleachers, there will be some
thing on dit very much like the results
of a bunch of Orangemen endeavoring to
parade through Tipperary on St. Pat
rick's Day. President O'Neill should
dump the dottle out of his pipe and stoke
Just before we bade our boys goodbye
Tuesday morning we shaved the horse
shoe from the mascot's head, using a base
ball bat for the purpose. Also, spying a
rusty horseshoe while driving along be
hind our new 2 ?46 trottln' horse, we re
quested our Mr. Despain to alight and an
nex the same, which he didded. This we
stuck into Sketchertary Benson's grip for
luck. Now it we can rub our hands on an
Ethiopian with an elevated back, meet
up with a black cat and catch the proper
kind of cottontail rabbit in a cemetery
during the dark of the moon and annex
its left hind leg, we'll feel prepared for
Either the pitchers in the National and
American have accumulated a lot of crys
tal arms, or else the batsmen have ac
quired a new outfit of optics. We can not
explain the terrific hitting any other way.
When the scores in the National run up to
77 in one day it's time to pause and con
"Bugs" Raymond is on the sprinkling
cart once more, and for keeps, as usual.
And the very first day he twirled the first
two men up were Hunter and Wilson..
Think of a man newly seated, upon the
sprinkler having to face Hunter and Wil
son: Jiinougii to make lum tail on witn-
a d. s. t. that could be heard umty miles.
It was a horrible joke on "Bugs."
Spider Corhan seems to be setting
things afire with the Sox. His work has
caused other aspirants for the short stop
ping job to cast about for "something just
as good." 1
Fremont emitted a loud whoop of joy
when we sent Midget Smith back for an
other year of seasoning. . We are con
fident that after one more year with the
i i T t 1 '11 Ml 1 ' "I 1 '
state league mini win nave ueveiopetr
into a phenomenal t wirier. Therefore we
have a ship's hawser attached to him.;.
Parson Farthing has shown that he is
fit, so we have decided to utilize him. This
causes us to remark, incidentally, that
our twirling stawf now looks mighty
sweet to us.
The Mink and State league seasons
are now on in full blast, and the outlook
for a profitable summer for both is
What do you think of that Doane
Peru game? Twenty-one innings, 1 to 0,
three hits in the game and only one error.
Either some Avonderful ball playing or
some wierd scorekeeping.
Looks like another merry war between
the N. L. and the A. A.
"Rabbit" Rondeau is setting the wood;.
afire in Muscatine by his brilliant plav
ing. We still have a stout string at
tached to the "Rabbit;"
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