Much is being said at this time about Harvard's baseball prospects this season and the general impression is that they are not very bright. To this we agree. There is danger, however, that if this matter is looked at too critically and talked about too much, the situation will become worse. If the captain of the team has to begin the season feeling that no one believes the team can win, probably he can never make it win. The difficulty must be clearly seen but must not be exaggerated. To give up hope at this time is cowardly, for with able leadership and hearty support a championship nine is not at all an impossibility. The attitude of the students should be one of friendly feeling toward the nine and the baseball men in college should feel a personal call to service. Much interest can be aroused and very great impetus given to the work of making a nine if a very large number of men try for positions; vigorous competition will improve the quality of each man's play and may develop some very strong material. Whatever happens, we must not give up the fight before it has fairly begun. There is nothing dishonorable in defeat after a hard struggle; there is something distinctly dishonorable and unmanly in loss of courage because of the possibility or even probability of defeat.
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