Cock-Sucking Son Of A Bitch MLB Players Were Warned About Swearing, Those Cunt-Lapping BastardsS

As part of an 1898 campaign to curb the use of foul language in baseball, this memo was purportedly sent to every team. It stands as a fascinating record of Gay Nineties profanity, which doesn't actually sound outdated at all.

That such brutal language as "You cock-sucking son of a bitch!" "You prick-eating bastard!" "You cunt-lapping dog!" "Kiss my ass, you son of a bitch!" "A dog must have fucked your mother when she made you!" "I fucked your mother, you sister, your wife!" "I'll make you suck my ass!" "You cock-sucker!" and many other revolting terms are used by a limited number of players to intimidate umpires and opposing players, and are promiscuously used upon the ball field, is vouched for by the almost unanimous assertion of those invited to speak, and who are competent to speak from personal knowledge.

The memo has been around a while, but it's recirculating now thanks to its being featured on Letters of Note. There are debates as to whether this was actually issued to teams, or if it was just a player-made satire of the league's "watch your language" campaign. Either way, go fuck yourself, you prick-eating dog.