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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Quote of the Day | December 16, 2008: The Tone of Most Sportswriting Is a Clamor

From Frederick Exley's A Fan's Notes, 1968:

The crowds at the Polo Grounds were nothing whatever like the crowds one sees in Yankee Stadium today. The sportswriters hadn't as yet convinced the public that something very special was taking place on autumn Sunday afternoons, something that in its execution was at times beautiful, at times almost awesome, at times almost art. The writers were beginning to clamor, but the tone of most sportswriting is a clamor, making it difficult for the fan to isolate the real from the fanatic.

Still, these writers are a tough breed to tune out, the public would eventually listen, and in a few seasons the Giants would have moved to the Yankee Stadium, would have changed their jerseys from a crimson to a formal navy blue, would have added to their helmets a snooty N.Y. emblem, and would be playing, week in and week out, to sell-out crowds of Chesterfield-coated corporation executives and their elegant legged, mink-draped wives. The Polo Grounds was never sold out.

Tags: Fred, Frederick Exley, A Fan's Notes

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