The baseball outlook this year is much better than it was last year at this time. The men have gone into their work with much more spirit than they did last year.
The division of the candidates into two nines with different schedules has been very advantageous so far as stimulating the interest in the work has been concerned.
There is, however, a serious danger in having the College Nine have its own schedule; that is that the Nine may be mistaken for the 'Varsity unless greater discrimination is made between the two nines. For instance, in advertising the game to be played today at Fall River between the College Nine and the Fall River team, the distinction has not been made clearly enough and many people will attend the game and think they are seeing the first Harvard nine play.
The 'Varsity has played two games thus far, losing the first with the John Morrill nine and winning from Tufts the second. So far as the team can be judged on its work thus far, it appears that the men are batting, running and fielding much better than last year. The team has not yet developed very much, chiefly because the men have been playing together but a short time. There is good material for a winning nine, and with good coaching and hard work by the players there is every reason to look for success on the diamond once more.