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  • #16
    The headscratching over this move continues. Here's a good blog entry on the "Metstradamus" site -- it raises a good question, who's in charge of the Brookyn Dodgers Hall of Fame these days? I'm not sure that Marty Adler is any more. The author's belief is that the the Cyclones -- i.e., the Mets organization -- are.

    http://metstradamus.blogspot.com/200...e-for-you.html

    On a milder note, here is what The Brooklyn Papers had to say, including a quote from an actual "old guard" fan who was at the game and claimed to have seen Lasorda pitch at Ebbets:

    http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories..._brooklyn.html

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    • #17
      I don't know why there is so much resentment by Brooklyn's only baseball club doing something to honor one of the few living Brooklyn Dodgers, especially one that is in the Baseball Hall of Fame, even if it was for his managing. I understand that the Cyclones are under the Mets umbrella, but will fans really show up to honor the deceased, as much as they will for someone that is actually living.
      I heard from a fan who went to the game that Lasorda was under lock and key and didn't sign a single autograph for any of the fans at the game. If you look very hard at the press releases, there was nary a single word or hint of Lasorda signing autographs. I guess the Cyclones were trying to keep the dealers away or Lasorda didn't feel like dealing with them.
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      • #18
        [QUOTE=VIBaseball;1594667]The headscratching over this move continues. Here's a good blog entry on the "Metstradamus" site -- it raises a good question, who's in charge of the Brookyn Dodgers Hall of Fame these days? I'm not sure that Marty Adler is any more. The author's belief is that the the Cyclones -- i.e., the Mets organization -- are. QUOTE]

        Wilpon will next trade the dodgers for copyrighted material.....some terms of the deal will be a trade off in cash and a "team name" to be disclosed at a later date.............................

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        • #19
          We've touched on some of your points here and in the past, metrotheme, but it's worth recapping them here along with some other things.

          Originally posted by metrotheme View Post
          I don't know why there is so much resentment by Brooklyn's only baseball club doing something to honor one of the few living Brooklyn Dodgers, especially one that is in the Baseball Hall of Fame, even if it was for his managing.
          "Resentment" may be too strong a word. "Irked" is the one that came to mind for me, even though I'm not an "old guard" fan. Lasorda's connection to Brooklyn is tenuous, and being an O'Mallley man does nothing to endear him to the faithful.

          Originally posted by metrotheme View Post
          I understand that the Cyclones are under the Mets umbrella,
          One thing I was wondering is how the Cyclones came to be associated with the Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Fame. Apparently this has been the case since at least 2002. I do think Keyspan Park is as good a place as any to host it.

          http://www.ebbets-field.com/Webmaster/May22002.htm

          Originally posted by metrotheme View Post
          but will fans really show up to honor the deceased, as much as they will for someone that is actually living.
          Agreed. Of the 80-some living Brooklyn Dodgers (as of this writing), the only other "name" that I can think of who's not already in is Don Zimmer. I dare say Zim would have been better received...that is, if the fans could have beaten the traffic and canned music didn't drown out the event.

          Originally posted by metrotheme View Post
          I heard from a fan who went to the game that Lasorda was under lock and key and didn't sign a single autograph for any of the fans at the game. If you look very hard at the press releases, there was nary a single word or hint of Lasorda signing autographs. I guess the Cyclones were trying to keep the dealers away or Lasorda didn't feel like dealing with them.
          Probably some of both. Here's a story that discusses Tommy's stance on autographs and dealers:

          http://issuu.com/autograph/docs/autograph_april_2009/15

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          • #20
            Well, Marty Adler -- a leading member of the "old guard" -- is still involved with the Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Fame as curator. In fact, he was there at KeySpan and inducted Lasorda.

            http://www.yournabe.com/articles/200...xt08202009.txt

            So Marty for one isn't irked...two sides to every story.

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