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Old 08-12-2023, 07:06 PM
 
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New Yorkers got the shaft big time with the Mets. I recall an LA City Councilwoman saying she couldnt believe NYC would not try to keep two different teams.


Today the Mets lost at home 21-3 and despite being the biggest spender will end up out of the playoffs and below .500. This is quite the humiliation for NYC.



The Dodgers are doing just fine of course
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Old 08-12-2023, 08:41 PM
 
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New Yorkers got the shaft big time with the Mets. I recall an LA City Councilwoman saying she couldnt believe NYC would not try to keep two different teams.


Today the Mets lost at home 21-3 and despite being the biggest spender will end up out of the playoffs and below .500. This is quite the humiliation for NYC.



The Dodgers are doing just fine of course
Sports had to go national to get big. MLB wanted Ca, for the same reason, the NHL wants Az, despite not getting support there.

TV $ require national.

Take a look at how much MLB was just an East Coast-south central sport until LA moved west.
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Old 08-13-2023, 08:47 PM
 
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Sports had to go national to get big. MLB wanted Ca, for the same reason, the NHL wants Az, despite not getting support there.

TV $ require national.

Take a look at how much MLB was just an East Coast-south central sport until LA moved west.
I'm sure glad it happened.

My father was a big baseball fan but for years had to suffice with the Pacific Coast League, as The Dodgers and Giants didn't come to California until he was in his early 30s.

I don't remember it (too young), but the first games I attended were the San Francisco games of the 1962 World Series.

Even though I don't remember it, I think 'a seed may have been planted' re loving baseball....and those games never would have happened if the Giants hadn't moved west to San Francisco.
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Old 08-14-2023, 08:44 AM
 
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New Yorkers got the shaft big time with the Mets. I recall an LA City Councilwoman saying she couldnt believe NYC would not try to keep two different teams.


Today the Mets lost at home 21-3 and despite being the biggest spender will end up out of the playoffs and below .500. This is quite the humiliation for NYC.



The Dodgers are doing just fine of course
On the other side of the coin, the Mets won the World Series in 1986 while the Dodgers stumbled to a fifth-place finish.
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Old 08-17-2023, 07:21 PM
 
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The Dodgers overall have a huge winning records vs Mets. They have many more fans in attendance- they have a classic ballpark - the Mets have gone through 3 since Dodger Stadium was built.

The Mets are the top spender and cant even make .500. The Dodgers have a sting of seasons of over 100 wins and may do it this year too.

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Old 08-18-2023, 12:48 PM
 
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I was born in 1948, in Baltimore. I don't know why, but by the mid 1950s I was a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and played on a LL team by that name. Orioles who? Anyway, it disappointed me when they moved west but after many years I have to say it turned out well. After all these years I've become aware of just how much our nation, society and culture have been impacted and improved by a stunning number of amazing citizens of Brooklyn nationality. My late Jewish friend in the DC area grew up in Brooklyn (Flatbush?) and when asked where he was from he always said referred to Brooklyn as the 'old country.'
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