A delightful change in the weather has had a most salutary effect upon the attendance at Sportsman's Park. Added to the influence of the weather has been the realization of the fact that after the Browns leave for the East there will be no more first-class ball played in St. Louis this season. The Maroons will, of course, be here ere long, but they do not play base ball of any consequence. So great and so general is the disgust expressed here for the Maroons that it would not be difficult to find plenty of men who would back the Prickly Ash nine to win three out of four games.
-Sporting Life, August 12, 1885