Thursday, September 22, 2011

An Obsession With Chairs

The folding chairs for the grand stand at the Union Grounds will be placed in position this afternoon, but not in time to accommodate those who attend the game.
By next Saturday afternoon, when the Unions play their opening championship game with the Chicagos, all of the opera chairs in the grand stand will be in place...
As the folding chairs in the grand stand are not all in place there will be no reserved seats sold for to-day's game at the Union Grounds, and 25 cents all around will again be the admission fee.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, April 12, 1884

The Globe was obsessed with these chairs.  There were almost daily updates about the status of the chairs at the Union Grounds.  The chairs are here.  Some were placed in.  They're going to put them in tomorrow.  No chairs today but there will be chairs tomorrow.  Absolutely, there will be chairs by the first championship game.    

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