Lucas has not yet secured the great "battery" that was to startle the base ball world. Millionaires can do many things, but then there are a few things they cannot do, and bribing noted ball players is one of them.-[Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.]
-Cleveland Herald, March 18, 1884
I pass this along because Lucas' search for a pitcher and catcher was one of the storylines of the offseason. And here we are in March of 1884 and that search was still ongoing.