"While over in Louisville consulting with Zach Phelps regarding Mark Baldwin's suit," says The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "which will be tried shortly, President Von der Ahe will, so it is said, run over to Indianapolis and confer with John T. Brush as to the advisability of placing a Western League team in this city next year..."
-New York Clipper, November 11, 1893
By this point the Affair was about nothing more than a grudge that Baldwin held against Von der Ahe but it's just fascinating to consider the position of the League in all of this. Did they support Von der Ahe? I doubt they supported Baldwin. Did the League even care about any of this? I can't imagine them not taking an interest in a case where a player was suing an owner. But it would be richly ironic if the League was forced to support Von der Ahe in all of this when, as I said, the whole thing was a result of League malfeasance and the League's rivalry with the AA.