Archive for April 30th, 2018

Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, April 30, 1906

The game at Black Diamond yesterday had a very unsatisfactory ending, the West Seattle team leaving the field in the fourth inning, after protesting a decision of the umpire. The score at that time stood at 4 to 2 in favor of Black Diamond.

It hurts the game for a team to leave the field, and the West Seattle team would have shown a more sportsman-like spirit had the boys gone right ahead regardless of the decision. Had they won out in spite of the umpire their glory would have been the greater.

Bringing next Sunday the amateur teams in the league will not leave the field, and it will be useless to kick about the umpires. It will be a good thing, too,

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