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  • Rules For Being A Brooklyn Dodgers Fan

    Friends:

    Given that we are fans of an inactive team, being an active fan requires a certain buccaneering spirit. I hereby present my RULES FOR BEING A BROOKLYN DODGERS FAN:

    1. Be a Brooklynite (NOTE---Being a Brooklynite is NOT the same as being a native of Brooklyn, though most [but sadly, not all] natives of Brooklyn are Brooklynites by dint of upbringing. But if you're from Boise, don't despair. Being a Brooklynite is not easy, but it requires an ironclad adherence to only ONE precept, which I call "The Law of Dog****." What is "The Law of Dog****" you ask? Very simple:

    It is the KNOWING (not just belief, but a KNOWING in the marrow), that if you found an abandoned bag of dog**** on the sidewalk you would spend half the day trying to find out who it belonged to so you could return it.

    If you can live by this precept you are a Brooklynite.)

    2. Wear or display at least one item of Brooklyn Dodger memorabilia (authentic or replica) everywhere but in the shower every day.

    3. Refuse to root for the Yankees (unless they are the only New York team in the Series).

    4. Scorn the Giants, first as rivals to OUR Dodgers and then as cowards and betrayers for leaving New York.

    5. Essentially ignore everything about the Los Angeles National League Baseball Club, Inc.

    6. Root for the Mets (but don't become TOO enthusiastic).

    7. Acknowledge a kinship to the Boston Red Sox (Same "B"; same loathing of the Bronx Boys).

    8. Keep five cans of a six pack of Schaefer in the garage fridge. (Drinking one can is acceptable, and since they no longer brew in Brooklyn, it may be all you can tolerate.) I personally recommend Brooklyn Beer (they use the Brooklyn script as their logo and market '55 Pennant Ale as a variety).

    9. Know how to make a proper egg cream. (Anybody here know what a Guggle-Muggle is?)

    10. Teach your descendants to know the names, positions and stats of each of the men in the picture shown below.

    11. If you're truly an Orthodox Brooklyn fan, pray 55 times a day in the direction of Ebbets Field.

    12. KNOW (in your marrow) that OUR DODGERS will come home some day.

    Last edited by Spirit of '55; 04-28-2008, 12:35 AM. Reason: added a rule
    Spirit of '55:cap:

    "Let's Bring The Dodgers Home Before The Big Quake, Else The Fault Will Be Ours!"

  • #2
    These rules don't quite cut it. You NEVER EVER root for the Yankees. I don't care if they playing the Taliban you don't root for them.

    Don't disparage the Giants for moving. At least they can say they got conned. What do we say??
    Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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    • #3
      But my love of the Giants is what caused me to become a Brooklyn fan!
      Can't I still love both teams? The only Giants I can scorn are the ones playing after 1967, when I was born. I truly enjoy this board and the real Dodger fans that post here. Yous guys is great!
      Sean
      p.s. MEL OTT RULES!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KCGHOST View Post
        These rules don't quite cut it. You NEVER EVER root for the Yankees. I don't care if they playing the Taliban you don't root for them.

        Don't disparage the Giants for moving. At least they can say they got conned. What do we say??
        Dear KC & Friends:

        We tell the truth. We wuz robbed.

        Spirit of '55:cap:

        "Let's Bring The Dodgers Home Before The Big Quake, Else The Fault Will Be Ours!"

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        • #5
          I apply to all of them except the Yankees one and mets one. I am a Yanks fan I'm afraid, and am a Brooklyn Dodgers fan due to my grandfather being a Dodgers fan, my dad is a Yanks fan, and my other grandpa is a Cubs fan.
          MySpace Codes

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          • #6
            There are 2 simple rules for qualifying as a Brooklyn Dodger fan...

            1. You think Walter O'Malley is one of the biggest villains in history and you do not recognize the current Los Angeles National League baseball team as having any connection with the Dodgers.

            2. You hate, almost as much, the New York Yankees.

            That's it...anything else is extra.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KCGHOST View Post
              These rules don't quite cut it. You NEVER EVER root for the Yankees. I don't care if they playing the Taliban you don't root for them.

              Don't disparage the Giants for moving. At least they can say they got conned. What do we say??
              That Yankee rule threw me, too. It is impossible under any circumstances to root for the Yankees.

              As for the Giants, except for 1951 and 1954, they were a whipping boy. Also, I would like to see them come home, too. The Giants were owned by Horace Stoneham, a gentleman who was rarely sober enough to think clearly. That is an extenuating circumstance.

              Walter O'Malley knew exactly what he was doing. There are no extenuating circumstances in his case.
              Last edited by donzblock; 04-29-2008, 10:04 AM.

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              • #8
                I am honored! :bowdown: I won't let you down. I am heading to the store to get what I need for an Egg Cream to celebrate!
                Sean
                Last edited by sean138; 04-28-2008, 10:33 AM.
                p.s. MEL OTT RULES!

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                • #9
                  Can I get annointed a fan as well? Now working against me is the fact that I came along 18 years after the Dodgers last played a game in Brooklyn. However in my favor I have the following:

                  1) I beleive Walter O'Malley is in the 7th layer of Dante's hell with the most vile people of 20th century.

                  2) As a Cleveland Browns fan, I fully understand what Dodger fans went through and agree that the Dodgers situation played out worse than ours did.

                  3) I have argued extensively with people who contend that it was still a good business decision.

                  4) I think they should move back even after all this time.

                  5) Everytime I meet a transplanted Brooklynite who was around in the days of the Dodgers I make them tell me what games at Ebbets Field were like.

                  Is that enough?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MATHA531 View Post
                    There are 2 simple rules for qualifying as a Brooklyn Dodger fan...

                    1. You think Walter O'Malley is one of the biggest villains in history and you do not recognize the current Los Angeles National League baseball team as having any connection with the Dodgers.

                    2. You hate, almost as much, the New York Yankees.

                    That's it...anything else is extra.
                    Well I've read many Brooklyn Dodger fans comments here against the LA Dodgers because they "ignore their Brooklyn roots". They obviously acknowledge some kind of connection between the LA and Brooklyn teams or they wouldn't make those kind of comments.

                    I consider myself a Brooklyn Dodger fan, and don't agree with some of these "rules".

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LetsGoMets687 View Post
                      Well I've read many Brooklyn Dodger fans comments here against the LA Dodgers because they "ignore their Brooklyn roots". They obviously acknowledge some kind of connection between the LA and Brooklyn teams or they wouldn't make those kind of comments.

                      I consider myself a Brooklyn Dodger fan, and don't agree with some of these "rules".
                      The problem with some of you is that you are waaaaaaay to serious.

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                      • #12
                        Ok, If some one wants to root for the yanks and mets, thats up to you. Me I saw too much misery at the hands of the bombers The mets, well There here and the brooks "ain't" and that's what bothers me about the mets. I think even people in Iowa can be brooklynites, knew some when I was in the service. My pals, brooklyn dodger fans through and through. How about wandering around coney island trying to find the owner of a dog back in 54? Great post though, about rules. battlin bake, the dodger dynamo

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by aqib View Post
                          Can I get annointed a fan as well? Now working against me is the fact that I came along 18 years after the Dodgers last played a game in Brooklyn. However in my favor I have the following:

                          1) I beleive Walter O'Malley is in the 7th layer of Dante's hell with the most vile people of 20th century.

                          2) As a Cleveland Browns fan, I fully understand what Dodger fans went through and agree that the Dodgers situation played out worse than ours did.

                          3) I have argued extensively with people who contend that it was still a good business decision.

                          4) I think they should move back even after all this time.

                          5) Everytime I meet a transplanted Brooklynite who was around in the days of the Dodgers I make them tell me what games at Ebbets Field were like.

                          Is that enough?
                          It certainly is, aqib . . . and may visions of Emmet Kelly making children laugh inhabit your dreams tonight.

                          Respected other honorees and friends:

                          I feel, as did an ancient and wise philosopher, that after Rule # 1, BE A BROOKLYNITE, the rest is commentary.

                          As for the Yankees, I speak thusly---

                          Despite the heartaches they visited upon us, were it not for the denizens of the House that Ruth Built we would not be THE BROOKLYN DODGERS, and there would be no Subway Series and no Next Years to Wait 'Til in happy anticipation. Even the works of the Damned may turn to good ends, EXCEPT FOR THOSE OF---

                          WALTER O'MALLEY

                          Like the law of gravity, no discussion is really possible on the subject of the Evil Oom. I am sure that "Beelzebub" is an anagram of his name read backward in a mirror while listening to "Paul is Dead"-era Beatles records.
                          Spirit of '55:cap:

                          "Let's Bring The Dodgers Home Before The Big Quake, Else The Fault Will Be Ours!"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by stejay View Post
                            I apply to all of them except the Yankees one and mets one. I am a Yanks fan I'm afraid, and am a Brooklyn Dodgers fan due to my grandfather being a Dodgers fan, my dad is a Yanks fan, and my other grandpa is a Cubs fan.
                            Dear Stejay:

                            Even the child of a mixed marriage may enter the Elysian Field of Ebbets. Like the Dodgers of 1947, WE REFUTE DISCRIMINATION.
                            Spirit of '55:cap:

                            "Let's Bring The Dodgers Home Before The Big Quake, Else The Fault Will Be Ours!"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Spirit of '55 View Post
                              Friends:

                              Given that we are fans of an inactive team, being an active fan requires a certain buccaneering spirit. I hereby present my RULES FOR BEING A BROOKLYN DODGERS FAN:

                              1. Be a Brooklynite (NOTE---Being a Brooklynite is NOT the same as being a native of Brooklyn, though most [but sadly, not all] natives of Brooklyn are Brooklynites by dint of upbringing. But if you're from Boise, don't despair. Being a Brooklynite is not easy, but it requires an ironclad adherence to only ONE precept, which I call "The Law of Dog****." What is "The Law of Dog****" you ask? Very simple:

                              It is the KNOWING (not just belief, but a KNOWING in the marrow), that if you found an abandoned bag of dog**** on the sidewalk you would spend half the day trying to find out who it belonged to so you could return it.

                              If you can live by this precept you are a Brooklynite.)

                              2. Wear or display at least one item of Brooklyn Dodger memorabilia (authentic or replica) everywhere but in the shower every day.

                              3. Refuse to root for the Yankees (unless they are the only New York team in the Series).

                              4. Scorn the Giants, first as rivals to OUR Dodgers and then as cowards and betrayers for leaving New York.

                              5. Essentially ignore everything about the Los Angeles National League Baseball Club, Inc.

                              6. Root for the Mets (but don't become TOO enthusiastic).

                              7. Acknowledge a kinship to the Boston Red Sox (Same "B"; same loathing of the Bronx Boys).

                              8. Keep five cans of a six pack of Schaefer in the garage fridge. (Drinking one can is acceptable, and since they no longer brew in Brooklyn, it may be all you can tolerate.) I personally recommend Brooklyn Beer (they use the Brooklyn script as their logo and market '55 Pennant Ale as a variety).

                              9. Know how to make a proper egg cream. (Anybody here know what a Guggle-Muggle is?)

                              10. Teach your descendants to know the names, positions and stats of each of the men in the picture shown below.

                              11. If you're truly an Orthodox Brooklyn fan, pray 55 times a day in the direction of Ebbets Field.

                              12. KNOW (in your marrow) that OUR DODGERS will come home some day.

                              I was born in Brooklyn (1946). I wear Brooklyn Dodgers' caps/jerseys every day (and once wore one of my caps in the shower to clean it and shape it to my melon-like head). I refuse to root for the Yankees (although, I must admit, I do NO LONGER hate them as I once did). I only scorn the San Francisco Giants. I have an affinity to the "real" Giants of NY. I basically ignore the LA NL team. I must "come clean" and admit that I did root for them in the 1959, 1963 World Series, however. I root for the Mets AND the Boston Red Sox (and yes, I see Brooklyn in their caps, ballpark, fans, and history). I drink ONLY Schaefer beer (I can get it easily for $5.99 a 12-pack around my house). I make the BEST egg-creams! I talk to EVERYONE about the Brooklyn Dodgers. I do not pray 55 times a day facing anywhere. The onliest (Roy Campanella's word) way the Dodgers will return is if a huge earthquake swallows up Chavez Ravine, and to start back up, the franchise decides to move 3,000 miles east to prevent another catastrophe. I KNOW I'm a true Brooklyn Dodger fan (in fact, I may just be the prototype/paradigm).
                              you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
                              http://brooklyndodgermemories.freeforums.org/

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