Sportskandale historisch

The Great Gatsby und der Black-Sox-Skandal.

Kleiner Gruß an jene, denen (anders als mir) die Fußball-Bundesliga am Herzen liegt:

Gatsby hesitated, then added coolly: „He’s the man who fixed the World Series back in 1919.“
„Fixed the World Series?“ I repeated.
The idea staggered me. I remembered, of course, that the World Series had been fixed in 1919, but if I had thought of it at all I would have thought of it as a thing that merely happened, the end of some inevitable chain. It never occurred to me that one man could start to play with the faith of fifty million people — with the single-mindedness of a burglar blowing a safe.

Aus The Great Gatsby (1925) von F. Scott Fitzgerald.