When the Rangers at last broke camp they were more than ready for action. They had beaten Toronto and Chicago twice each in exhibition games, and now they were headed by bus to take on four minor league clubs. They won three, tied one and set out for Providence (whose team is coached now by Phil Watson of unhappy memory) and won twice more. Then the season was on them.
Had Alf Pike's relaxed, fatherly air in the training camp really made new men of his boys? You certainly couldn't tell by asking Alf Pike himself. " Watson had a way of coaching, and I have a way," is all he will say about it, "but I can tell you right now, my way doesn't always win either."
Neither, as has already been seen, does it always lose, so now it must be left to the Rangers themselves to find the answer.