Thursday, March 31, 2011

Quotes About Opening Day... A Century Ago

Enjoy a few quotes I found from Opening Day 1911!

"The baseball fan this morning awoke from a long Winter's sleep, stretched his arms, yawned and frightened the neighborhood trying out the rusty pipes of his vocal chords." New York Times

"It seems likely that a brilliant and prosperous season for baseball is impending." Thomas Lynch National League President The Pittsburgh Press

"The high water mark in baseball will probably be far eclipsed in the season that began today." B.B. Johnson American League President The Pittsburgh Press

"The mortality rate among grandmothers took an alarming jump if the office boy's doleful plea for an afternoon off could be accepted as a statement of fact." Newburgh (NY) Journal

Are your vocal cords warmed up and ready to cheer on your team for another season?


  1. Very nice. As much as the game has changed, well, it really hasn't. :)

  2. Hooray! The main thing to keep the national pastime going, besides taking our kids to games, is teaching them how to play. I've sent all my kids to youth baseball camp or baseball training school, and they've loved it! It's created so much more appreciation for the game as both player and spectator.


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