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Baseball is a game involving idiots...

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May 15, 1876


* Great baseball editorial by a idiot

Page 3 contains a simply fascinating article, taking two-thirds of a column, on the writer's thoughts that the game of baseball. It includes: "I must write you of the peculiar treatment of idiots in the United States. In Brazil, as you know, we confine that unfortunate class in asylums...but in this country asylums have been abolished and idiots are treated to an exercise called 'base ball'...I went out to what they call the 'base ball grounds'...and found at least 20,000 people congregated there. They were of all ages, sizes, sexes and conditions, and all more or less demented...would like to describe 'base ball' if I could, but it is so foolish a performance that it is difficult for a sensible man to convey an intelligible idea of it to readers in the full possession of their intellects..." with much more (see)
Eight pages, light browning at the margins, generally nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War