The most serious part of the work of the nine begins this afternoon. This is, moreover, the portion of the work which is the most interesting to the college. The practice games with the teams from other colleges, not only give the nine the kind of work which they most need, but give also some grounds on which to estimate the true value of the nine. By watching these practice games closely, and by comparing scores, a certain amount of accurate prognostication can be made about the team. And there is nothing that helps a team more than to feel that an interest is being taken in them. It is possible to play for the mere purpose of beating, but it is ever so much easier to play, feeling that someone else is following every movement, and is as interested as you in the results of the game. The more enthusiasm the college can show not only at the games, but during the daily practice as well, the easier it will be for the nine in their work.
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May 06, 2017