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Tommy Lasorda to the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame. Really?

Aug 12, 2009, 10:55 AM EDT

Mets’ blogger Metstradamus is steamed at an email he just received from the Brooklyn Cyclones — a Mets’ affiliate — announcing that Tommy Lasorda is going to be inducted into the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame. The same Tommy Lasorda who pitched 13 whole innings with a 7.62 ERA for the Brooklyn Dodgers.  “I’m lucky my head hasn’t exploded at all the things wrong with this scenario,” Metstradamus says.

And he has a good point. Why, exactly, is a Mets affiliate the keeper of the Dodgers’ history? Sure, Brooklyn is Brooklyn, but one would think that the loyalties would lie with the local big club, not the one that up and left over half a century ago.  It’s not like the L.A. Dodgers have ignored their New York history.

All of this gets thrown into the general pile of things — along with that Ebbets-style rotunda and serial eschewings of all things oldenMets —  that, rightly or wrongly, suggests that the Mets couldn’t care less about their own, quite underrated history. 

  1. jack - Aug 12, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    The insufferable self promoting clown doesn’t belong in any HOF. He’s shameless.

  2. Shaun P. - Aug 12, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    The Dodgers lost the right to the “Brooklyn Dodgers” trademark a few years ago, because they hadn’t used it and a group in Brooklyn had: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/metaschool/fisher/domain/tm.htm#6. Maybe that’s why?

  3. Roscoe - Aug 12, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    That’s a joke! Maybe Tommy can tour the country as the new Clown Prince of Baseball.

  4. Sim - Aug 12, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    William Shea, a lifelong N.Y. GIANTS fan who brought the Mets into existence because he wanted to continue New York’s National League history, must be rolling over in his grave.
    Why are the current Mets so obsessed with the Brooklyn Dodgers? The Dodgers had a great run from 1941 through 1957, but the rest of their 75 year history in New York was mostly that of a perennial bottom dweller.

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