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To the Editors of the Daily Crimson:
I want to add a few more words to the description of Norton's field, which appeared in yesterday's CRIMSON. In your account the statement was made that "the wooden home plate is so far above the level of the ground that sliding is not to be thought of." That statement would make a very good text for a nice, long sermon addressed to the men who are supposed to keep Norton's field in condition for use.
At some time during almost every game of base ball a slide to the plate becomes a necessity, and it is idle to say that it "is not to be thought of;" it must be made, and yesterday a candidate for one of the class nines found this out, very much to his cost, He was trying to make home on a short infield hit, and to do so a slide was absolutely necessary. He made the slide and scored the run, but in doing so his left foot struck the side of the wooden post which serves as a plate, and he sprained his ankle so severely that he will probably be unable to play in the games of the class series. This accident occurred on the best diamond on Norton's field, where the home plate is much nearer the level of the rest of the world than on any of the other ball grounds on the field.
Now such accidents are liable to happen every day unless those who have control of that field understand that to their negligence of their duty such accidents are due.
(Signed) One of the unfortunates who are forced to use Norton's field.