• Anglický jazyk

Baseball Joe Around the World

Autor: Lester Chadwick

Excerpt: ...returned Joe, “and help you in any way I can. Who are the boys that you think are trying to break loose?” “There are three of them,” replied McRae. “Iredell, Curry and Burkett, and all three of them are stars, as... Viac o knihe

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Excerpt: ...returned Joe, “and help you in any way I can. Who are the boys that you think are trying to break loose?” “There are three of them,” replied McRae. “Iredell, Curry and Burkett, and all three of them are stars, as you know as well as I do.” “They’re cracks, every one of them,” agreed Joe. “And they’re among the last men that I’d suspect of doing anything of the kind. What makes you think they’ve been approached?” 121 “A lot of things,” replied McRae. “In the first place, I have noticed that they are stiff and offish in their manner when I speak to them. Then, too, I’ve come across them several times lately with their heads together, and when they saw me coming they’d break apart and start talking of something else, as if I had interrupted them. Beside that, all three have struck me lately for a raise in salary next season.” “That’s nothing new for ball players,” said Joe, with a smile. “No,” admitted McRae, an answering smile relieving the gravity of his face for the moment. “And I stand ready of my own accord to give the boys a substantial increase on last year’s pay because of their winning the pennant. But what these three asked for was beyond all reason, and made me think there was a nigger in the woodpile. They either had had a big offer from somebody else and were using that as a club to hold me up with, or else they were just trying to give themselves a better excuse for jumping.” “How long do their contracts have to run?” asked Joe. “Iredell has one year more and Curry and Burkett are signed up for two years yet,” replied the Giants’ manager. “Of course I could try to hold them to their contracts, but you know as well 122 as I do that baseball contracts are more a matter of honesty than of legal obligation. If a man is straight, he’ll...

  • Vydavateľstvo: Books LLC, Reference Series
  • Rok vydania: 2013
  • Formát: Paperback
  • Rozmer: 246 x 189 mm
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9781153804011

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