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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-1-2017

Butte Post, March 1, 1917:

A difference of opinion exists among baseball moguls as to the reason, or reasons, for the falling off in the attendance and the apparent lack of interest in the pastime by America’s great population of sportsmen.

The magnates agree on one point—that there is something radically wrong with baseball…

Dick Kinsella, scout of the New York Americans, says that the movies have hurt baseball. President Navin of Detroit days that motoring is causing many thousands to forget baseball. Jack Hendricks, the Denver manager, says that golf is the lure of many from the ball parks. Grantland Rice…claims that the continual bickerings of the players and magnates are driving the fans to other forms of amusement, and James McGill, the owner of the Denver club, asserts that the decline of baseball is due to the increased interest in other outdoor sports by the people who were formerly baseball fans.

Baseball is doomed! Doomed! The sky is falling!

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 01, 2017 at 11:02 AM | 12 comment(s)
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