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    Today, September 24th, WE mark yet another anniversary of the SADDEST DAY in OUR BROOKLYN DODGER history.

    It was 48 years ago, in 1957, on an brisk autumn Tuesday night that WE played the last game at OUR BELOVED EBBETS FIELD.

    WE beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0, behind Danny McDevitt's pitching. Gil drove in the last RBI at OUR Ebbets Field. By 10:09PM it was all over! I was part of a small crowd of 6,702 that tried watching through all OUR tears, which never stopped flowing from the minute WE entered OUR Rotunda. Thousands stayed home because they couldn't bear the pain of watching OUR rich and wonderful history being torn from US...and ripped to pieces.

    Of course, none of this mattered. What mattered, most of all, was the fact that OUR hearts were about to be broken, and WE would bleed that pain for the rest of OUR lives......all in the name of GREED....and to satisfy the ego of one man! Hopefully, wherever he is, his pain is greater than the pain he inflicted upon US!

    c.
    Last edited by DODGER DEB; 09-24-2005, 04:17 AM.

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    Originally posted by DODGER DEB
    Today, September 24th, WE mark yet another anniversary of the SADDEST DAY in OUR BROOKLYN DODGER history.

    It was 48 years ago, in 1957, on an brisk autumn Tuesday night that WE played the last game at OUR BELOVED EBBETS FIELD.

    WE beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0, behind Danny McDevitt's pitching. Gil drove in the last RBI at OUR Ebbets Field. By 10:09PM it was all over! I was part of a small crowd of 6,702 that tried watching through all OUR tears, which never stopped flowing from the minute WE entered OUR Rotunda. Thousands stayed home because they couldn't bear the pain of watching OUR rich and wonderful history being torn from US...and ripped to pieces.

    Of course, none of this mattered. What mattered, most of all, was the fact that OUR hearts were about to be broken, and WE would bleed that pain for the rest of OUR lives......all in the name of GREED....and to satisfy the ego of one man! Hopefully, wherever he is, his pain is greater than the pain he inflicted upon US!

    c.
    And he still was telling the media that he was trying to stay in Brooklyn. He lied to the very end, and never had the guts to make the announcement himself.
    Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
    www.brooklyndodgermemories.com

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DODGER DEB
      Today, September 24th, WE mark yet another anniversary of the SADDEST DAY in OUR BROOKLYN DODGER history.

      ... What mattered, most of all, was the fact that OUR hearts were about to be broken, and WE would bleed that pain for the rest of OUR lives......all in the name of GREED....and to satisfy the ego of one man! Hopefully, wherever he is, his pain is greater than the pain he inflicted upon US!
      c.
      He never did and never will feel any kind of pain, DD. One must have feelings, a heart and soul to experience pain ... and, as you know, he had none of that.

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      • #4
        At least the three of you got to witness the Brooklyn Dodgers play. I was cheated out of that opportunity by Greed. I envy the three of you. I watch the Dodgers in old videos, and will never get to see them live. At least you have that much. Think of myself and future generations who never even had that much.
        unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
        unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
        unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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        • #5
          When the Baseball Hall of Fame opens up a new wing for the Archons of Avarice and O'Malley becomes its first inductee, we all must travel up to Cooperstown on that day to give the Big Fat OM an appropriate welcome, one loud enough to reach his embalmed ears in Tartarus. My car by then will have well over 200,000 miles, but it will wheeze its way over the Poconos and get to Greedsville in plenty of time to make sure that the O'Malley family understands just how much old Brooklyn Dodger fans appreciate what that bloated bloodsucker did.

          Cooperstown impresses me as being the perfect place for O'Malley. Each store operates an enormous fan that creates a powerful suction designed to empty out your pockets. It's Vacuum City, the ideal place to commemorate the particular kind of emptiness that the Obese OM represents.

          Mark Twain did a job on the author for whom the town is named; in his "Dissertation on Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," Twain proves that Cooper saw things as through a glass eye darkly. Had Twain been a Brooklyn Dodger fan, he would have had a field day with O'Malley. He would have surveyed the effect of Greed on baseball today and noted that "Reports of O'Malley's death are greatly exaggerated."

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          • #6
            Why is everybody picking on the big O...I mean if you read the revisionist history put out by the clown Shapiro at Colombia it was Robert Moses' fault the team left; after all Robert Moses should have broken NY State law and condemned property owned by a private firm and given it to another private organization and then of course the millions needed to extend the BQE to the site and then of course the games coming off free television for a pay tv system that didn't exist at the time to pay for the Dodger part of this....

            Well of course let's all remember the famous quote...

            "There were 3 great villains of the 20th century, Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler and Walter O'Malley. May he continue to rot in hell where he belongs.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tonypug View Post
              And he still was telling the media that he was trying to stay in Brooklyn. He lied to the very end, and never had the guts to make the announcement himself.

              On top of this, Walter O' Malley continued to stab the people of Brooklyn and Brooklyn Dodgers fans everywhere by lying well after he hijacked the Dodgers out of the Brooklyn. Below is a quote from the NY Times on January 22, 1958. The article was written by Roscoe McGowen. O' Malley was addressing the media, while back in 215 Montague St. When asked about another MLB club coming to Greater New York, O' Malley said such a club would be eventually be in the area. Then he went on to say the following:

              " I'm thinking of expansion to ten clubs, rather than moving an existent National League Franchise here, " he said. " I'd say it would be another club in Brooklyn and one perhaps in the twin cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. "

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              • #8
                this was a mortal sin. truly a mortal sin. pete
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                • #9
                  even sadder than sept. 24, 1957. pete
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                  • #10
                    unbelievable heartbreak. still hurts today. pete
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                    • #11
                      Lest we forget; The Brooklyn Dodgers were a damn good team even on their final day in Brooklyn. It's odd that the owner that brought you your first World Series title was this much of a pariah around Brooklyn, but, then again, he brought it onto himself

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                      • #12
                        if you think for one minute that george steinbrenner has one iota of positive moral fiber over and above o'malley, you are dead wrong! george wanted to move the yankees more than once (new jersey?) and was talked out of it by cooler heads. pete
                        you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by penncentralpete View Post
                          if you think for one minute that george steinbrenner has one iota of positive moral fiber over and above o'malley, you are dead wrong! george wanted to move the yankees more than once (new jersey?) and was talked out of it by cooler heads. pete
                          No, you are dead wrong. Although he's no saint, Steinbrenner has far more moral fiber than O. He did consider moving to New Jersey, but unlike the fat slob, Steinbrenner was talked out of it. He also was willing to spend money on winning championships for the Yanks.

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                          • #14
                            There is no comparison between O'Malley and Steinbrenner. Steinbrenner like many owners made threats to move, but used those threats as a negotiation method. O'Malley made his decision to move in 1955, and just waited for the time to be right. He lied and lied, claimed he was negotiating, and all the time was planning on moving to LA.
                            Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
                            www.brooklyndodgermemories.com

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by penncentralpete View Post
                              if you think for one minute that george steinbrenner has one iota of positive moral fiber over and above o'malley, you are dead wrong! george wanted to move the yankees more than once (new jersey?) and was talked out of it by cooler heads. pete

                              Pete, I respectivefully disagree with your comparison between the two owners. My take is along the lines of what Flatbush Flock and TonyPug expressed. Actions are much louder than words. The bottom line is the New York Yankees continue to field a team in the Bronx, with a new stadium opening in 2009. The Brooklyn Dodgers haven't played a game since the end of the 1957 season.

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