The “Cleveland Daily Herald” issue of May 15, 1876  has an interesting perspective on the game of baseball, as provided by a Brazilian (see below). The entire article may be viewed at: Dom Pedro’s Views of the National Game . 
2 Comments To "Baseball is a game involving idiots…"
#1 Comment By Joe On 09/17/2013 @ 4:34 pm
This letter was penned by Alphonso M. Griswold, aka “Gris,” a famous 19th century humorist. Just in case anyone thought it real.
#2 Comment By Tim Hughes On 09/18/2013 @ 5:29 am
Joe – Thanks for the information. I would have suspected as much; a bit too outlandish to be “real”.