"There is, of course, no substitute for taking yourself out to the ballpark when you want to see a ball game. However, the living-room fan who follows his favorite team by television has certain advantages even over the on-the-scene observer. The telescopic lenses of the cameras bring TV fans on top of the key action at home plate. There's no vantage point in the ballpark that gives a comparable view of this focal spot."
C.H. Pearson, 1954