Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Rumors Of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

From the Sedalia Daily Democrat, October 2, 1875:

"At last I must acknowledge and record it-St. Louis is tired of Base Ball."

Okay. And here we are one hundred thirty odd years later...

This little nugget of wisdom was based on the fact that a game between the Browns and the Philadelphia Quakers "did not gather altogether as large a crowd as a month ago." What's amazing really is that the analytical powers of the press hasn't seemed to have improved over time.

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