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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX THE LETKBRmOE DAILY HEIULtt THORSDAY, APRIL 8, 1920 BRINGING UP FATHER By G. McManus I HA.VE TOLD MX) TO L. THE PftftLOR. THE NM.UV A.NQ PA.ftl.6R ARE TILLED WITH THAT' A Drop of 30 per cent in Gasoline The Canadian Gfj Device per cent of your bl'il, fay It does better. Hi a all cars and tractors. Mechanical Garage COR. 4TH AVE. A 3RD ST. PHONE 1190 31 MUSI MM HIS Williout legislmins the intentional pass out of existence, the rulomafccrg Jiavo adopted si csmoutlage that will satisfy the great majority of the hase bsll fans. Absolute abolition o[ ibu pass as a strategic play was opposed ty minagcrs as not altogether prac- tical, althougb any one of it hundved rooters could ingjest 100 different ways 10 pennliie tho intentionnl wait of sight. "rVhat the rulcmalters have done is to abolish (he cut aud dried method oC passing a dangerous ewaUman to first tase when a hit might do dam- age with rune within hase hit distance of the pan, Tho catcher no longer -will be permitted to step to one side of the plate as far us the lines defining his position will permit, thereby inform- ing the spectators that the manager has ordered a walk. instead the backstop, will hare to stick io his normal tracks behind :.lbe SilBto until theiball 'leaTCs the cr's thtn he may so out as far as he can, Just as in case of a wild pitch..But that is not far enough la niafce it safe for the slabman to hurl the ball very far wide of the plate. It will not do under tho new rules to .risk making a wild pitch, which would Just as disastrous us a base hit ordinarily. And the catcher can not move very far after the ball la deliv- ered oven it ne knows ft Is going wide.! Slow Ball Dangerous Possibly some hurlera may make a .joke of the new rule by deliberately losslng slow balls out q( all reach of the balsman, giving the catcher ii io get behind them, but that can be checkmated by a good runner on because ho can steal' home on that kind of pltcblug. What probably will ivlien a dangerous slugger comes up witb ruu- nera on third or second and the score dose will be a lot of fast balls close to tho batsman's bean. That is the way most of the managers .say the; Ihlnk tbo other mpnagers will beat tlio new rule, consequently it is safe to predict that each pilot of a team la 'planning to have his own pitchers do it. Tho "bean ball" is forbidden in liie American league, so il looks like a bunch of< trouble (or the umpires to enforce lhat rule with the intentions I'jss taboo. It will not he at all necessary for the slabmsit to try to brush the bats- )nan away from tin plate In lhat way Sy pitching four bad balls, no matter if they are within reach of too slug chaiige ojf He reiuni "the New York cln PROTEST Sk-guls ir, Edmonton Cannot Agree About All Stars ger's stick, a pass can be banded out ust as heretofore. Tbc 'y difference wilt be.that the pitcher will have- to put a lot ot stuff on the ball, other- wise the batsman will be able to hit t safe.- It -will really work to the advant- age of a wise- slabmau for there aro the ZlutU type who will :aka" a swing at a bad ball rather than accept a pass aad lose a chaiice for r. lome ruu. And the percentage if he hits a bad bail that is too close iu or :oo far out to.he met squarely. BAKER WILL LOOK AFTER CHILDREN AND THEN PLAY BASEBALL JACKSONVILLE. April Baker, for several years star third baseman "kilties, has had .'ah- ['not ____ and tonight un- til further notice Bob MeuEd. the slug- ging lad from the Pacific Coast, will be the club's regular third baseman. Colons! Huston, half-owner of tho Baker tbroo weeks ago, and, on'avrivibg at Miami, where" Ibe team then .'were playing the Reds, Huston' said be considered It pretty lor second week-In August. O.'J. certain that Baker would rejoin the; Rowe, ot the Square club, club, Baker then said if he city champion, has received a get a proper person to tike care of' letter from toe Winnipeg Lawn Ten- bls two raotherleEs children ho would j nis Association, inviting Edmonton to EDMONTON, April the basketball conference yetter- o'ay'afiernoon between C. E. Racf, chairman of the baeketball com- mittee of the Alberta 'Amateur Unfcn, G. R. Jackson and Captain Dr. Dunsworth, of the All Stars tesm, It was found Imppsslblf to reach a settlement regarding the pretest entered by the Lethbrldge club over certain members of the AH Star team. The southern cham- pions claim that the All .Stars have no' right to play Ken Croritr and .Birtchart, of the Varalty clubi and refuse to play if ttftse play- en ire included In the line-up. A mall vote will be taken on the question, the members of the bas- ketball committee being asked to dispute.' LAWN TENNIS IS MOYlNGfFAST IN EDMONTON "JUST NOW FRANKIE FLEMING Canadian (eatlterweight champion. EDMONTON, April be well represented at tho .Can- adian lawn tennis championships to in Winnipeg in August. No definite date has been-, set-, for tbo big Canvtdian nisei, but it is expected it will he held during the tiret report to Huggins. send a team down 1n August to corn- In a. letter received today by Hug-1 fete. It is practically certain that gins, J3akcr said be did not ibink it the invitation will be accepted for the would be right for him to leave nia children so soon after the death of their mother. Since the death of their mother the children cling constantly to the father, who is their sole com- panion. game is booming hero "and the many clubs In the city are preparing for the biggest year ever. Another big boost to the ganio lo- cally 15 the that the Alberta tennis championships will be" held in I Ed Hugglns "eald it was easy to seelEdmontou this year. Calgary had from Baker's letler that he was loath'the tournament last summer, and this to quit the diamond. "He still likes baseball likes to play tbo game year it will come north. Fred Mit- chclr the Alberta champion. Is still credii. as much as said Hugginf, "butj'u city and prepaid to defend Baker is a fellow who a very title won at tho Calgary meet last Mgh sense of moral obligations, ami i year, against all comers. 0. J. Rowe the way ho has figured it out bis'flrst Is the city champion and incidentally duty belongs to Ms motherless call- has a victory over Mitchell to his drerL "Wo accept as bin tinal word, and will not go any further to get him to rejoin the team. Perhaps alter a few months Baker may see things differently. If he then cares to rejoin the team he always will be welcome." P'ergus Is borrowing from the Ontario Housing Commission. The Melting Pot Do not forget the sportsmen's dance In tho Masonic Hall on Friday night In Bid ot the U A. A. A. It Is golog to who is shortly to meet Jobnny bane, .the Senior League Will Try to Get in Y. M. C. A. To- ;jj-