Wednesday, December 5, 2007

If you like baseball History read this

Pete Hamill on Walter O'Malley moving the Dodgers to LA. Hamill may be the best columnist in America.

He wasn't alone. For some of those people who roared and cheered, the felt the connection to Brooklyn was an illusion and began to move away.
hurt would last a lifetime. Many felt like naive fools. Baseball wasn't a secular religion after all.

It was a business, as cold as any business. That disillusion was permanent. Some became Knicks fans, because they could never root for the Yankees and the Giants were gone, too. Others
Today, not many remain alive, or they are living in Florida or Arizona. I can hear them cursing at this dreadful news. And muttering, as I am: Never forgive, never forget.

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