The Yale News makes objection in an editorial to the base-ball grounds at Providence on which the college games with Brown are played, The complaint of the News is undoubtedly just. Leaving aside the question as to whether one side or the other is benefitted by these grounds, it must be said that they are totally unfit for championship games. The in-field is very good, but there is no out-field at all worth mentioning. The right field is a steep hill, centre field is occupied by a church, nor is the left field as large as it ought to be. According to the ground rules, any ball striking a building outside the grounds is only allowed to count for two bases. A hard-hit ball to right field will strike the hill and then roll down into the first baseman's hands. Every one who saw our last game with Brown last year, recollects how indignant he felt when a hit ordinarily worth about two bases rolled under the fence into a pit on the other side and allowed the striker to gain home. The News aptly remarks, "it may be well enough to use such small grounds for practice, but when a championship game must be played in so small a place that three long hits into the field knock shingles out of the roof of a barn, and only count for one, or at the most, two bases, it is exasperating." Brown owes it to herself, as well as to other colleges, to procure more suitable grounds.
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