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Yale has seen fit to overrule the opinions of her most prominent base-ball men, and to accept those of her boating men and ten-year graduates, thereby placing herself in an unenviable light before the eyes of other large colleges. As the matter stands now, it seems to have narrowed down to one of two disagreeable alternatives: either that Yale desires to emulate the big boy in the primary class and have a chance to "lick" all the little boys without interference; or, as the Courant fitly says, Yale men "are altogether too prone to imagine other colleges prejudiced against" them. This latter alternative is rather the worse of the two, for the bully often outgrows his youthful failings, but the suspicious man is always shunned and disliked in return for his timidity. Yet we are forced to accept the latter proposition, for we cannot consider that Yale will be content to override her inferiors in base-ball, or without taking part, to watch her natural rivals contending amongst themselves; for it is our hope that Harvard, Princeton and Columbia will now join hands and continue the formation of the new league, and let Yale enjoy her empty honors. Yale has no reason to hold back on account of some groundless suspicion that combinations will be formed against her by the rival colleges, for, under the proposed rules of the new association, a unanimous consent would be necessary for the adoption of any important measure. Such a suspicion is unmanly, and would be justifiable only in the supposition of previous unfair action on the part of Yale herself.

We trust that Yale will vote to reconsider this decision at once. But in any case, even if Princeton and Harvard remain in the present association, a change is bound to come sooner or later, and a new league will be formed within a very few years, if not during the present season.

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