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Fenway
10-09-2005, 03:39 PM
This is a wonderful read on the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers.

Fanbase look familar? It is a mirror image of the South Side and always playing second fiddle....


http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/353912p-301763c.html

By PETE HAMILL

There is no way to understand Oct. 4, 1955 and the great explosive release of giddy, tearful, fist-pumping emotion at 3:45 that Tuesday afternoon without understanding the place from which it all came. These were the Brooklyn Dodgers and they had traveled from Brooklyn, our country, into the heart of darkness, into the majestic confines of Yankee Stadium, into the House that Ruth Built, into the place of long October shadows where doom had so often awaited them. And us. This time, at last, it was different.

cubhater
10-09-2005, 03:51 PM
This is a wonderful read on the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers.

Fanbase look familar? It is a mirror image of the South Side and always playing second fiddle....




It's one thing playing second fiddle to a dynasty team in the same town but it's a different ball game here.

RKMeibalane
10-09-2005, 04:36 PM
The scary part is that the Brooklyn Dodgers are Reinsdorf's favorite team from his childhood.

Fenway
10-09-2005, 05:03 PM
The scary part is that the Brooklyn Dodgers are Reinsdorf's favorite team from his childhood.

An omen? The White Sox started their playoff quest 50 years to the day that Brooklyn won.

Hamil is maybe the best newspaper writer in NYC and has that gift of bringing you back to a place and time.

You can argue it was the greatest day in Brooklyn history and then 2 years later their soul was stolen from them by Walter O'Malley.