An editorial from the New York Evening Journal from October 7, 1908, and repeated in G. H. Fleming's The Unforgettable Season:
In the earlier days of baseball there was a sentiment attached to the national game that made games take on the appearance of real battles between cities and sections, but sentiment no longer figures in the sport. It is now only a battle of dollars.
Tags: G.H. Fleming, The Unforgettable Season