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Posted: 11/20/2012 7:33:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 7:43:57 PM EST by motown_steve]
I'm watching Ken Burns PBS series on Baseball, and they are talking about the Dodgers leaving New York. So far, in the series, EVERYONE they have had on was a writer or some other famous baseball fan who grew up in NYC and was a fan of either the Yankees, Dodgers or that other team (curse them to the day they fucking die!) and they are all bitching about how tragic and what a betrayal it was to see the Dodegers leave New York. Some swore off baseball for years, and some people swore it off for life.

Were they right, or were they a bunch of whiny New York cry babies who could have gone and rooted for the Yankees, or kept following the Dodgers?

You never hear about the people who swore off baseball when the Braves moved to Milwaukee, or to Atlanta. You never hear about the people who swore off baseball when the Browns moved to Baltimore, or when the Senators moved to Texas. If the Tigers moved to another town then I know that I would remain a fan. But you always hear about the people who gave up on baseball when the Dodgers moved to LA.

I say they were a bunch of whiny New York babies. They had an awesome team in the Yankees, and eventually they got the Mets to try and shut them up. Maybe if they had supported the team in NY, then they wouldn't have had to move to LA.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:41:39 PM EST
Where? New Yorkers? Fix up your title if you expect people to understand what you are trying to communicate.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:55:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:56:18 PM EST
It was the football team the Browns who moved to Baltimore.

Plenty of people in Baltimore are indifferent to football since the Colts left.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:59:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By rwalters17:
It was the football team the Browns who moved to Baltimore.

Plenty of people in Baltimore are indifferent to football since the Colts left.


It was as much of a dick move that tool the Colts to Indy as it was that brought the Browns to Baltimore.
Either way I can see how fans in Baltimore or Cleveland would be pissed.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:00:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By rwalters17:
It was the football team the Browns who moved to Baltimore.

Plenty of people in Baltimore are indifferent to football since the Colts left.

The St Louis Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Orioles.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:02:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By Schlange:
Originally Posted By rwalters17:
It was the football team the Browns who moved to Baltimore.

Plenty of people in Baltimore are indifferent to football since the Colts left.


It was as much of a dick move that tool the Colts to Indy as it was that brought the Browns to Baltimore.
Either way I can see how fans in Baltimore or Cleveland would be pissed.


Yes, but at least Cleveland got their name, colors and records back.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:03:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By rwalters17:
It was the football team the Browns who moved to Baltimore.

Plenty of people in Baltimore are indifferent to football since the Colts left.

The St Louis Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Orioles.


LOL I had forgotten about that until I after I started thinking about it for a few minutes.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:15:27 PM EST
It's baseball. You're already off in the realm of people initially getting excited about something that escapes me.

People becoming disillusioned by that and wandering off seems fairly sensible. Sure.
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