NEW YORK — It was like a death in the family for Brooklyn baseball fans when their beloved Dodgers left the borough behind in 1957 for the Calif...
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They played more than half a century ago, so most of them are gone, the Brooklyn Dodgers that I knew. This one hurts. For me and most of the kids of the 1950s, he was the one. Our hero.
Vin Scully, if he is as decent a man as I think he is, must know that the Dodgers' flight from Brooklyn for 300 acres of central Los Angeles was a shameful maneuver.
The unraveling of our civilization can be traced to that point. If the blessed and beloved Dodgers could leave Brooklyn, what theory, what tale, what conjecture was too outrageous to be believed?
Last night, in an arena where Shea's name fittingly joins the retired numbers of Seaver, Stengel, Hodges and Jackie Robinson, baseball witnessed a return to the past. We're back where we started.
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