The whole story of Saturday's Waterloo is told in Harvard's error column, and in the batting and fielding columns of Yale. Harvard had a magnificent nine against her, but that does not excuse the way in which she simply did not play ball. The Yale freshman team taught not only the Ninety-five nine, but taught all of us something about the game of base ball. Their base running, though, to be sure, they did not have a very strong battery to guard against, was worth watching and taking example from. But the feature which characterized the Yale playing was the snap and precision with which they played their game. If one moved, all moved, backing each other up, working rapidly and with the regularity of clock work. It was ball playing from the word go.
The exhibition of the Harvard freshmen was disappointing. They have played better ball, and we know they can play better ball now. Fortunately they have one more chance to meet Yale. Between now and then there must be an amount of hard work such as no freshman team has ever had to go through. They saw to-day what kind of a team Yale has. It is going to be a hard team to beat, but by untiring work it can be done, and must be done.