Harvard athletics are fighting against heavy odds, - the weather. The colleges further south have a great advantage over us in the length of the time they can employ in out-door practice. An additional fortnight of work on the diamond and the river, and even on the track makes a great deal of difference in the season's results. In base ball especially the first two weeks of out-door training are highly important in sifting out the valuable material and leaving the nine ready to begin serious work as early as possible. The teams will doubtless realize the disadvantage under which they are laboring, and will make up in determination and hard work what the weather takes away from them in time.