After winning a victory from Yale the freshman nine has lost to Brown. The temptation is strong immediately to attribute the defeat to over-confidence, and unsparingly to blame the nine. We believe this would not be just. The circumstances of the games were different; the Mott Haven team needed the pitcher who played last Saturday and his absence yesterday weakened the nine considerably. And yet it cannot be denied that this is not a full explanation; the style of play shown by the players generally was below that of Saturday. The nine is in a critical condition. If the players can regain and keep their form, they stand an excellent chance of winning the second game from Yale; if they indulge in complacency over the work they have already done, they will surely lose and they cannot expect, if defeat comes for this reason, that the University will be anyting else than disgusted. No one would feel worse than the members of the nine themselves if they should lose at Yale, and no one knows better than they that to down Yale on her own grounds will be a very severe task. Hard work must be done.
The way in which the games here have been supported is a disgrace to the class. The crowd yesterday was very small, and the net proceeds from the game amounted to just a dollar and a half. The team will end the season hundreds of dollars in debt.