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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 18, 1911)
Well, the Grizzlies handed it to us
proper, all right. The outplayed us,
out-batted us, out-footed us, and in
general ran away from us. In truth
they won on merit, but this doesn't
mean that Umps McKee didn't serVe
us with lemons galore. McKee is blind
in one eye, and seemingly has a bad
case of strabismus in the other. His
only redeeming trait is that he hasn't
any worth mentioning.
It looks like Denver for the flag, to
be sure, but you can't always tell. But
even so, the fight for second place is
sure a hummer, with our own Ante
lopes doing most of the humming.
Now that we've got away from the in
fluence of that Denver jinx maybe we
can hit the old stride again.
Early this week we handed our Mr.
Despain a roll of money big enough to
strangle a bovine and instructed him
to hie forth in search of some new
material. After looking 'em over in
the triple optic league for a few days
he will hit the Pennsylvania loop and
thence over into New York. We have
put him on the trail of a few who look
like comers, and we expect him to pick
off two or three.
Let us cheerfully confess that Mr.
Hendricks of Denver seems to be one
of the smiling managers who is cap
able of getting the best there is in a
player. We are not begrudging the
Hendricks outfit the right to fling the
three-cornered rag to the mountain
breezes, being as how we can't fling
it here, for Mr. Hendricks is sure some
pretty nifty manager as well as be
ing a very genial sort of a gentleman.
Grandma Shaffer of St. Joe has been
on the sick list. One of her antedelu-
vian antics seems to have ingrown,
superinducing chorrosis of the think
works, or something like that.
Speaking as a mere "fan," and not
as an expert on inside ball, we diag
nose the chief weakness of the Ante
lopes as inability to hit in the pinches
and a species of coaching that
wouldn't create any excitement at a
Preparations for that Field Day in
September go merrily forward, and
have progressed for enough to war
rant us in saying that it will be the
best athletic exhibition ever pulled off
in the west. A game between all-star
teams, base running, fungo hitting,
base throwing, base stealing, etc., will
make up a program calculated to
arouse great interest.
Benz of Des Moines has been sold to
the White Sox and has already joined
the Chicago bunch. Benz is a corking
good flinger, and had he been backed
by a first-division team in this loop
he would have set it afire.
Spider Corhan is back in the game
again, and he seems to have acquired
a new batting eye during his lay-off
Seven straight to Denver! Will
somebody please pass the smelling
Manager Unglaub is playing from
the bench on account of a bum toe and
a bummer ankle. Robertus is missed
from the line-up where his trusty old
bat and heady base running help
things along wonderfully.
to pick so many incompetents.
A lot of would-be wise ones haven'
yet figured out a little incident of
last Sunday's game. Stratton went
to bat and struck twice, retired and
let Applegate go up to retire on one
strike. The explanation, is easy. It
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times Applegate showed up and was
sent in, the idea being to keep him in
the game. He whiffed once, which
was really the third time, and re
tired to the bench.
Rumor has it that a young 17-year-
old farmer lad showed up in the ring
at Havelock a few nights ago and put
couple of would-be scrappers out of
business, much to the delight of a lot
of "bugs" who had been disappointed
in not seeing a largely advertised
bout pulled off.
Just as soon as we can arrange our
other affairs and assume active man
agement of our team, we are going
to adopt the policy of benching a
player the minute he evidences a
grouch or begins to hammer. The boys
who take our money have simply got
to deliver the goods. When we want
hammerwielders we'll sign a few from
the Havelock shops.
We were genuinely sorry to see that
fans go after McKee's scalp last Sat
urday and not get it. This McKee
thing fails to make anything that
looks like a hit with us. It has come
to such a pass that we believe Prexy
O'Neill puts in all his spare time look
ing for incompetents to add to his
umpiring staff. It sure takes a genius
Ol' Cy Young has been released by
the Nap management. He says he will
come back and sign with another
major team. Maybe so; maybe so! We
heard tell o' a feller named Jeffries
who said he could return.
Wish we could sign up a few sick
men like Tyrus Cobb.
And not another game on the home
grounds this month. Ain't that tough
THE BLANKET FISH.
This Dreaded Sea Monster Wraps Its
Body Around Its Prey.
The manta, or blanket fish, is com
mon to the warm parts of the Pacific.
Around the Mexican penal colony on
Tres Marias islands, not very far from
Manzanillo, it is one of the most effi
cient guards for the prisoners Incar
cerated there. Not a man has ever been
known to escape from this dreaded
prison by swimming. No sooner does
a tmman body strike the water than a
school of these monsters appear, flying
like giant bats through the sea. They
throw themselves on the hapless swim
mer, crushing him to the bed of the
sea, and there suck the flesh from his
bones with their powerful mouths.
The manta grows to mammoth dl
mensions, though the one which I saw.
Bays a writer In the Wide World Mag
azine, was comparatively small, not
weighing over two or three tons and
not being more than fifteen feet
across. The fish Is nearly square in
outline, the wings forming great right
angles, which, stretch out from the
body, giving It a rectangular appear
ance. The fish swim by flapping these
wings and are sometimes called "sea
bats" on this account.
Mantas swim with Incredible rapid
ity for what is apparently so ungainly
a fish, and once they sight anything
In the water, unless it be the speediest
fish or shark, they overhaul it and
simply close it, wrapping the entire
blanket-like body afound the unfortu
nate victim. Even with a sharp knife
It Is almost impossible to reach a vital
point in the manta's body. For this
reason they are the most dreaded by
divers of all the dwellers in the sea,
and 'hp diver's life Is not without i$S
Spigot vs. Bunghole
You've heard of "saving at the spigot and wast
ing at the bunghole." But why waste at the bunghole?
Save at both places. Economy in buying is not all
you should put the dollars you save thereby to working
for you. Put them out at interest. They will work for
you while you sleep.
Four Per Cent Interest
on deposits. Call and let us explain our method of
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