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  • #31
    Originally posted by BornthedaythebumswontheWS View Post
    It seems to me that in order to have the Brooklyn Dodgers again, one of these things must happen--as wild as all of them appear to be . . .

    1) The LA franchise "repents," and brings the whole kit and kaboodle back to Brooklyn, arriving as "Prodigal Sons."
    2) MLB establishes an entirely new franchise, named the Brooklyn Dodgers. (Maybe they could--like the Cleveland Browns in the NFL--get the "rights" to all the old players and stats back, etc.)
    Or, 3) There is some kind of a "shared franchise," which I proffered earlier, (but which seems to be considered totally impossible).

    Can anyone think of any other alternatives?

    The LA franchise will never "repent". Despite the fact that LA officials helped steal the Brooklyn team, they consider the Dodgers "their own", and wish to forget their Brooklyn past.

    The shared franchise idea would only appeal to MLB brass if there was a need to boost really poor attendance. Very unlikely in either NY or LA.

    I would love to see major league baseball back in my neighboring borough -- but-- how will this ever happen beyond wishful thinking?
    Let's Go Mets!
    New York Mets fan since 1962

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Let's Go Mets! View Post
      The LA franchise will never "repent". Despite the fact that LA officials helped steal the Brooklyn team, they consider the Dodgers "their own", and wish to forget their Brooklyn past.

      The shared franchise idea would only appeal to MLB brass if there was a need to boost really poor attendance. Very unlikely in either NY or LA.

      I would love to see major league baseball back in my neighboring borough -- but-- how will this ever happen beyond wishful thinking?
      I suppose there is one more option, but it is even more far-fetched . . .

      The Mets could give up their franchise, and became the Brooklyn Dodgers. All the Mets' players and stats, from 1962-on, could become the "property" of the now-named "Brooklyn Dodgers."

      Would Mets' fans take kindly to this?

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      • #33
        I wanna smoke what you guys are smokin'.................don't Bogart Meat!
        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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        • #34
          Originally posted by BornthedaythebumswontheWS View Post
          I suppose there is one more option, but it is even more far-fetched . . .

          The Mets could give up their franchise, and became the Brooklyn Dodgers. All the Mets' players and stats, from 1962-on, could become the "property" of the now-named "Brooklyn Dodgers."

          Would Mets' fans take kindly to this?
          No, No, No!

          Many of the younger Met fans are displeased with the attention given to the Brooklyn Dodgers.
          Let's Go Mets!
          New York Mets fan since 1962

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          • #35
            The Brooklyn Dodgers are no longer a franchise. If there were to ba another MLB team in Brooklyn, it would be a new franchise. In no way shape or form should the Mets be morphed into a new Brooklyn team. Young Mets fans have to realize that Fred Wilpon was a Brooklyn Dodger fan and in a small way is paying tribute to them. CitiField is not Ebbets Field. If Ebbets Field had been renovated, like Yankee Stadium was, it might have had the same name but it would have been a different field.
            Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
            www.brooklyndodgermemories.com

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            • #36
              Originally posted by aqib View Post
              Well of course it would spark an idea (just like when the O'Malley's announced that they were selling the team) but you would have to think that it would be a huge marketing event.
              absolutley correct!!! huge event!!! A big lift for baseball as a whole as well, I would think...

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              • #37
                or it might take a crafty, devious, underhanded dodger owner willing to stop at nothing (and I mean nothing) to move the team either back to the borough or Nj....then the dodgers and mets create a huge rivalry....and baseball gets nursed back to health....he says hmmm..lets engeineer a northern nj shift for like say, the Marlins....then at the last minute a double switch goes down...Marlins to...La.... dodgers to jersey......hey, I'm liking that a lot.....ok pete..here ya go.....now tell me about your visions....this is good stuff....battlin bake, the dodger dynamo

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                • #38
                  we once knew a fella (a dodger owner) who did something similar...didn't we???.....history can repeat it's self..if it ever gets to the point that it seems it'll make more money forevery body involved to do it than not... it'll happen...believe it.... it'll happen...it's all about green....not loyalty...we've know that since 57...
                  Last edited by dodger dynamo; 08-03-2009, 10:19 PM.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by dodger dynamo View Post
                    or it might take a crafty, devious, underhanded dodger owner willing to stop at nothing (and I mean nothing) to move the team either back to the borough or Nj....then the dodgers and mets create a huge rivalry....and baseball gets nursed back to health....he says hmmm..lets engeineer a northern nj shift for like say, the Marlins....then at the last minute a double switch goes down...Marlins to...La.... dodgers to jersey......hey, I'm liking that a lot.....ok pete..here ya go.....now tell me about your visions....this is good stuff....battlin bake, the dodger dynamo
                    Suppose the L.A. Dodgers moved to New Jersey, but the owners decided to call them the New Jersey Dodgers.
                    I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                    - Walt Whitman

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by dodger dynamo View Post
                      or it might take a crafty, devious, underhanded dodger owner willing to stop at nothing (and I mean nothing) to move the team either back to the borough or Nj....then the dodgers and mets create a huge rivalry....and baseball gets nursed back to health....he says hmmm..lets engeineer a northern nj shift for like say, the Marlins....then at the last minute a double switch goes down...Marlins to...La.... dodgers to jersey......hey, I'm liking that a lot.....ok pete..here ya go.....now tell me about your visions....this is good stuff....battlin bake, the dodger dynamo
                      Love to see it all happen! A sweet dream, that unfortunately is too good to be true.

                      But, then again, you never know. With friends in high places, O'Malley pulled off the unthinkable.

                      Hopefully, the Los Angeles National League Baseball Team will some day repay its karmic debt.
                      Let's Go Mets!
                      New York Mets fan since 1962

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
                        Suppose the L.A. Dodgers moved to New Jersey, but the owners decided to call them the New Jersey Dodgers.
                        Be OK with me. If it couldn't be Brooklyn Dodgers or New York Dodgers, New Jersey Dodgers is much better than Los Angeles Dodgers. Also, the Dodgers have a history in New Jersey. It's the place where I first saw them play.
                        Let's Go Mets!
                        New York Mets fan since 1962

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Let's Go Mets! View Post
                          Be OK with me. If it couldn't be Brooklyn Dodgers or New York Dodgers, New Jersey Dodgers is much better than Los Angeles Dodgers. Also, the Dodgers have a history in New Jersey. It's the place where I first saw them play.
                          A history of being booed in New jersey.
                          I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                          - Walt Whitman

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
                            A history of being booed in New jersey.
                            When I saw them play on July 25, 1956, I got the impression that the majority were Dodger fans.
                            Even more so, when the Duke hit his walk off, game winning homer in the bottom of the ninth.

                            Penncentralpete, you were there. What did you think?
                            Last edited by Let's Go Mets!; 08-03-2009, 11:30 PM.
                            Let's Go Mets!
                            New York Mets fan since 1962

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Let's Go Mets! View Post
                              The night I saw them play on July 25, 1956, I got the impression that the majority were Dodger fans.

                              Penncentralpete, you were there. What did you think?

                              That game was against Cincinnati. What about when they played the Giants?
                              I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                              - Walt Whitman

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
                                That game was against Cincinnati. What about when they played the Giants?
                                I never saw the Dodgers play the Giants at Roosevelt Stadium, but I'm willing to bet Pete did.

                                He'll be around soon......
                                Let's Go Mets!
                                New York Mets fan since 1962

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