Quotation by Bowie Kuhn

I don't like comparisons with football. Baseball is an entirely different game. You can watch a tight, well-played football game, but it isn't exciting if half the stadium is empty. The violence on the field must bounce off a lot of people. But you can go to a ball park on a quiet Tuesday afternoon with only a few thousand people in the place and thoroughly enjoy a one-sided game. Baseball has an aesthetic, intellectual appeal found in no other team sport.
Bowie Kuhn (b. 1926), U.S. lawyer, former baseball commissioner. Quoted in "Bowie Kuhn Charts Baseball's Future," TV Guide (October 10, 1970).
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