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HORSESHOES

" Don't he never curve one? " I ast.
" Sure! " says Henry. " Do you want to see his curve? "
" Yes," I says, knowin' the hook couldn't be no worse'n the fast one.
So he give me three hooks in succession and I missed 'em all ; but I felt more comf'table than when I was duckin' his fast ball. In the ninth he hit my bat with a curve and the ball went on the ground to McBride. He booted it, but throwed me out easy-because I was so surprised at not havin' whiffed that I forgot to run 1
Well, I went along like that for the rest o' the season, runnin' up against the best pitchers in the league and not exactly murderin' 'em. Everything I tried went wrong, and I was smart enough to know that if anything had depended on the games I wouldn't of been in there for two minutes. Joyce and Strunk and Murphy wasn't jealous o' me a bit; but they was glad to take turns restin', and I didn't care much how I went so long as I was sure of a job next year.
I'd wrote to the girl a couple o' times askin' her to set the exact date for our weddin'; but she hadn't paid no attention. She said she was glad I was with the Ath-a-letics, but she thought the Giants was goin' to beat us. I might of suspected from that that somethin' was wrong, because not even a girl would pick the Giants to trim that bunch of ourn. Finally, the day before the serious started, I sent her a kind o' sassy letter sayin' I guessed it was up to me to name the day, and askin' whether October twentieth was all right. I told her to wire me yes or no.
I'd been readin' the dope about Speed all season, and I knowed he'd had a whale of a year and that his luck was right with him; but I never dreamed a man could have the Lord on his side as strong as Speed did in that World's Serious ! I might as well tell you all the dope, so long as you wasn't there.
The first game was on our grounds and Connie give us a talkin' to in the clubhouse beforehand.
" The shorter this serious is," he says, "the better for us. If it's a long serious we're goin' to have trouble, because McGraw's got five pitchers he can work and we've got about three ; so I want you boys to go at 'em from the jump and play 'em off their feet. Don't take things easy, because it ain't goin' to be no snap. Just because we've licked 'em before ain't no sign we'll do it this time."
Then he calls me to one side and ast me what I knowed about Parker.
" You was with the Cubs when he was, wasn't you? " he says.

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I'd been readin' what is dope about Speed all season, and I knowed he'd had a whale of a year and that his luck was right with him; but I never dreamed a man could have what is Lord on his side as strong as Speed did in that World's Serious ! I might as well tell you all what is dope, so long as you wasn't there. what is first game was on our grounds and Connie give us a talkin' to in what is clubhouse beforehand. " what is shorter this serious is," he says, "the better for us. If it's a long serious we're goin' to have trouble, because McGraw's got five pitchers he can work and we've got about three ; so I want you boys to go at 'em from what is jump and play 'em off their feet. Don't take things easy, because it ain't goin' to be no snap. Just because we've licked 'em before ain't no sign we'll do it this time." Then he calls me to one side and ast me what I knowed about Parker. " You was with what is Cubs when he was, wasn't you? 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