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A PETITION has been sent to the Corporation by the officers of the Base-Ball Club, asking permission to play matches with other than college nines on Holmes or Jarvis Field, when it is in condition to be used. The reasons urged are both strong and many, enough in each respect, we hope, to insure that the petition be granted. It is perfectly evident that without this our nine must suffer. For by the new regulations of the League Association no games except between the club representing the city and another club belonging to the Association may be played on the grounds of a League Club. This rule deprives us immediately of our great source of practice. It is impossible to estimate too high the advantage and benefit our nine has derived from being brought into opposition with such a nine as the Bostons. There are five college clubs besides our own that compete each year for the championship; games with them must necessarily be few because of the distance that separates us from them, and the time and money required to meet them. As the matter now stands, we cannot play with outside clubs on either their grounds or ours, nor can we play often with other colleges because of the distance, etc.; and as there are no amateur clubs in our immediate neighborhood, it would seem almost inevitable that our nine, of which we have justly been so proud, should fall rapidly from its high position, all for want of practice. There can be no doubt that the real interests of the nine demand this step, and the interests of the nine lie very close to the hearts of most college men. We wait with the greatest anxiety to hear the decision of the Corporation in this matter, and we know that our suspense is shared by a very large number in all classes.

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