The Princetonian considers the question of narrowing the College Base-Ball League down to Princeton, Yale, Brown and Harvard. Its statements are worth careful consideration, although we are not sure that they had best be adopted: "The games of the league would be certainly more interesting if Brown, Harvard, Yale and Princeton were the only contestants. If only the last three were in a league it would be very easy to have three games with each opponent. We already have four with Harvard, and the first three could be made championship games, and one other game arranged with Yale. This is similar to the action that Harvard and Yale took a few years ago in boating. The success of their course is shown by the greatly increased interest in rowing in both colleges and by the enormous crowd which yearly assembles at New London. When Amherst or Dartmouth can produce nines which have a respectable chance of winning the pennant their place in the league should be secure; but at present they only affect the race for the championship by winning now and then, through some lucky chance, a game from nines whose superiority is easily proved. Williams, we hear, desires a place in the league; Trinity will come next, and before long Columbia will heave in sight to repeat her foot-ball and lacrosse record on the diamond. The position of Amherst and Dartmouth in the base-ball arena, and of Columbia on the foot-ball field, is quite analogous to the position Princeton would occupy if she attempted to produce an eight and rowed on the Thames every year behind Harvard and Yale. Let Amherst play tennis with Trinity, base-ball with Williams and Dartmouth; let Columbia play lacrosse with nobody and foot-ball with Stevens, the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers. Meanwhile, we'll promise not to ask to row in eights on the Thames, or to do anything else equally absurd."
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