I was just looking at the entry for the St. Louis Cardinals at Wikipedia and threw up a bit in my mouth. The early history of the franchise is rife with errors and I had to quit reading after about three sentences. It's ridiculous. Whoever wrote this thing should be ashamed of themselves. They list Jon David Cash's outstanding Before They Were Cardinals as a source but obviously didn't read the book. Jon laid it all out for you. All you had to do was follow along.
Whenever I'm wore out and feel like ending my blogging activities, I'm going to visit this page (which, by the way, I refuse to link). The righteous indignation that I feel will sustain me for months on end. I will post out of anger, spite and a desire to educate the youth of America. God help us all.
And, obviously, my week off is over and I'm back with a vengeance and renewed sense of purpose. We have some Von der Ahe stuff this week and then, if the Missouri Historical Society website behaves, I'll get back to the early part of the 1875 season. Or maybe I'll just post some origins stuff.
But, regardless, come back tomorrow for some actual, real historical information about 19th century baseball in St. Louis -as compared to most of the crap that you find out there on the internet. And, yes, this is the first appearance of the "cranky old man" tag at TGOG v. 2.0.