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.