"Reporters have been ordered out of the Paducah
grandstand at times and the management wishes to keep them
away altogether. It is no wonder that the team is not
receiving the proper support. - Mattoon (IL) Journal Gazette
"Yes. Those managers and directors who get it into
their noodles that a reporter has no business at the base ball
games or right to write what he pleases (he forgets the
freedom of the press) about the players or games, he had
better wake up. If the directors and managers did but know it,
it is the newspapers in every city of the country where
baseball is played, that have made baseball what it is today.
Let the newspapers stop printing base ball news and watch how
quickly the interest will drop away. No person can deny that
the press has made baseball what it is today in Cairo, Paducah
and every other city in the United States."