DELIVERY OF GAME EQUIPMENT KEY FACTOR
By Calvin J. Butterworth
Detroit Free Enterprise
April 13, 1924
MAYS LICK, KENTUCKY—As the Tigers ball club journeyed by rail today on the Georgia-to-Michigan Heartland Express, the players were discouraged to learn that the start of the impending 1924 campaign could very well be suspended a few days due to delivery complications regarding all teams' base ball gear. The United Postal Society, the esteemed organization dedicated to transporting vital base ball gear and statistical sheets to the most minute corners of the nation, has had a sluggish beginning to its horse-drawn delivery season, thus causing all players and fans to undergo further unwanted suspense before the first stitched spheres are indeed thrown.
"It's most irregular," Detroit shortstop Topper Rigney told me at the train's poker table last evening, "Here we are, primed to scalp the Indians and muck about in the dirt with the Browns, and we must make do with more practice and card games. I will raise you twenty, by the way." The U.P.S., located outside of the small town of Stratoville, New York, could not be wired to produce any commentary on the matter.
This reporter will keep readers informed should he discover any added information about the crisis, which has been coined "Postal-gate" in some quarters, though as it stands now, five days hence is a fair bet for the launching of game play.