Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I Don't Get It

Corcoran, of Chicago, is likely to sign with the Lucas club. It has more cash than experience.
-Rocky Mountain News, December 10, 1883

I understand the insult but what I don't understand is how, specifically, the insulting charge would apply to signing Larry Corcoran. Assuming that that's who they're talking about, Corcoran was a darn fine ballplayer and would have made a fine addition to the Maroons. This doesn't really have anything to do with anything but I'm just puzzled why anyone would think that signing Corcoran would be a bad idea.

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