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The reason that Cincinnati ballplayers received so many votes is that after many years of watching Cincinnati flounder in the second division the fans are proud to see their team near the top of the league. That is why they come out and vote for it. Fans in other cities didn't take the trouble to vote for their players, so they did not win.
Mr. Frick devised the system of voting by the fans so that they would choose the players they would like to see represent each league. This has obviously happened, and it was hardly sportsmanlike for Mr. Frick to change the rules of the game simply because he disagreed with the outcome.
The fault lies not so much with Cincinnati's overzealous vote counters as with the system set up by the baseball powers. It is a fine thing to let the fans vote for the starting lineups, but it must be obvious by now that huge blocs of ersatz votes foul up the whole procedure.
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BOATING: YESTERDAY'S DREAMS
Strangely, the most beautiful cars, Italy's Ferraris and Maseratis, look not like boats or airplanes but like cars. Similarly, the most beautiful boats, the racing sailboats and hydroplanes, look exactly like what they are intended to be. Functional beauty of this type is classic; prewar racing cars and the square-rigged sailing ships of a century ago are things of beauty today. But look at a picture of one of the highly touted dream cars of five years ago. Today, its fad ended, it looks absurd. Five years from now these auto-styled boats will look equally absurd.