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  • ESPN is on the Back to Brooklyn Bandwagon!

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...n&sportCat=mlb

  • #2
    Originally posted by aqib View Post
    ESPN is on the Back to Brooklyn Bandwagon!
    Since when is Howard Megdal the official spokesperson for ESPN? That's like saying "ESPN hates Nike!" because of Paul Lukas' opinion column.
    I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
    - Walt Whitman

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    • #3
      It's at least interesting to see that Megdal -- a Mets fan, click on the link for his book in the story -- at least offers a few new ideas about where the team might (hypothetically) play if it (hypothetically) moved back. At first I though the piece was long on hope, short on logistics. But the Broadway Junction site in particular intrigues me.

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      • #4
        I always thought Floyd Bennet Field would have made a perfect location and never could understand why it wasn't considered. If we turn our clocks back to 1955, there is no Kings Plaza there and a bond issue had just been voted to extend the Nostrand Avenue subway and build a new Utica Avenue subway; perhaps as part of the deal these two needed subways would have been built (one of the sickening things about Brooklyn not being its own city is the lack of rapid transit once you get east and south of the Nostrand Avenue subway with the exception of the Canarsie line ending at Rockaway Parkway...the rest of the inhabitans of these areas such as Marine Park, Mill Basin Canarsie, Spring Creek into Queens have been sentenced by an uncaring city to go forever without rapid transit access....I wold think Floyd Bennet would have to be eliminated due to the lack of rapid transit unfortunately. Coney Island, now that's a much better idea.

        I can't see Broadway Junction...as the article points out not enough room for parking but well served by rapid transit but somehow I don't think the Interborough oops Jackie Robinson Parkway would provide adequate drivability...a spur would be need off of the Belt Parkway.

        But after all, the current imposter organization has made do at Chzvez Ravine without any mass transit access!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MATHA531 View Post
          But after all, the current imposter organization has made do at Chzvez Ravine without any mass transit access!
          There is great mass transit access to Dodger Stadium these days. You can take the subway, streetcars, commuter trains or busses to Union Station. The team provides a free 5 minute shuttle bus ride from Union Station to the ballpark.
          I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
          - Walt Whitman

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
            There is great mass transit access to Dodger Stadium these days. You can take the subway, streetcars, commuter trains or busses to Union Station. The team provides a free 5 minute shuttle bus ride from Union Station to the ballpark.


            Judging by the attendance figures at Chavez Ravine and the cost of parking, doesn't seem to be having that much of an affect....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MATHA531 View Post
              Judging by the attendance figures at Chavez Ravine and the cost of parking, doesn't seem to be having that much of an affect....
              Attendance is down because of several factors, the main ones being that the team sucks and there is a fan boycott until McCheap sells the team.

              Parking prices and transportation have never been an issue in relation to attendance. The team raised parking prices to $15 in 2009 and there was no free shuttle. That year the Dodgers finished #1 in attendance in all of MLB--even outdrawing the Yankees.
              I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
              - Walt Whitman

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              • #8
                So many of us in Brooklyn will be up all night delighting in the misery of the classless imposter organization playing on the left coast. Couldn't happen to a nicer organization.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MATHA531 View Post
                  So many of us in Brooklyn will be up all night delighting in the misery of the classless imposter organization playing on the left coast. Couldn't happen to a nicer organization.
                  I guess that's one way to get your jollies.
                  I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                  - Walt Whitman

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
                    I guess that's one way to get your jollies.
                    Hahahaha yeah man there are a lot of sickos out there.
                    No one can make you
                    Do what they want to
                    You know you're stronger
                    Than the lies
                    That they tell you

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                    • #11
                      I would be so torn if the Dodgers came back home, but would probably leave the Mets to root for the Dodgers, only to witness the Mets go on a dynastic run! LOL
                      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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                      • #12
                        Hey guys, thought I would pass this along. I'm a journalism student writing for a website this summer, and I recently whipped up a story about the Dodgers potentially moving back home.
                        http://itsonbad.com/sports/36-sports...-brooklyn.html
                        Any criticism is welcome, either of the plan or of the article. Personally I don't think it will happen, but it's a good story regardless.

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                        • #13
                          We've kicked around a lot of these thoughts, so at this time I won't go into a full-scale response -- or rebuttal, in the case of certain points. If MATHA531 checks in, he may wish to do so. The red flag for him is likely to be assigning *any* of the blame to Robert Moses.

                          For me, the point that I found new and worth discussing a bit more is Governors Island as a location. I haven't seen this come up before.

                          It's a beautiful spot. I've taken the ferry there with my family for little day trips. But for at least a couple of the reasons you mention, I don't see it working.

                          Transportation is huge. It's just too darn inconvenient to be a major-league site. Look at the Staten Island Yankees -- they have a whole borough's population right there already and a major ferry service, but they're what, Class A?

                          When the Army was on Governors Island back in the '50s, there were recreational diamonds, but I can't see a big-league park fitting there.
                          Plus, the other possible uses I've read about -- a high-tech center or a casino -- would be, I think, much more likely to happen.

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                          • #14
                            Any of the scenarios presented in the article, would be fine by me.

                            Like Los Angeles, a committee needs to be formed to get the Dodgers.

                            Where to start? :noidea

                            I'd volunteer.
                            Let's Go Mets!
                            New York Mets fan since 1962

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Let's Go Mets! View Post
                              Any of the scenarios presented in the article, would be fine by me.

                              Like Los Angeles, a committee needs to be formed to get the Dodgers.

                              Where to start? :noidea

                              I'd volunteer.
                              I think there was one in 1997 when the O'Malley's announced they were selling. If I recall correctly they bid more than Fox did but were turned down.

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