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Sorry Daily News: The Dodgers aren’t trying to “make amends” with their Brooklyn throwback uniforms

Feb 9, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

Brooklyn Dodgers

Via Jon Weisman over at Dodger Thoughts comes the most inane headline we’ve seen in a while.  It’s from the New York Daily News, a paper that seems to think that anyone outside of Brooklyn — let alone anyone inside the Dodgers organization — cares a lick about what people in New York think about the Dodgers going to Los Angeles over half a century ago:

While I suppose there are a lot of people who still wish the Dodgers had stayed in Brooklyn, there are probably only, like, 11 old angry dudes there who actually expect some sort of gesture or apology from the Dodgers over it all. It’s been 54 years. Murderers are let out of jail after less time than that. Anyone expecting the Dodgers to “make amends” at this point probably has some issues he needs to address.  And if the Daily News actually realizes this but is simply trying to stir the pot, it should probably realize that there’s nothin’ in the pot.  Rabble-rousing is kind of pointless when there’s no rabble.

The Dodgers aren’t trying to “make amends” with their throwback uniforms.  They’re trying to make some money.  I can all but guarantee you that the feelings of some ancient grudge-holding Brooklyn Dodger die-hards was not a part of the calculus.

  1. ThatGuy - Feb 9, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    And I want my Minneapolis Lakers back…

    • jkcalhoun - Feb 9, 2011 at 10:50 AM

      Anybody from Philadelphia want the A’s back? Because now’s an excellent time to inquire.

  2. sdelmonte - Feb 9, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Think there are people in Baltimore who want the Yankees back?

  3. fribnit - Feb 9, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Only the oldest of Dodger fans even remember the team being in Brooklyn and they have long ago given up the idea of amends being made.

    They have moved on to being Mets fans (poor souls) or retired to a sunny state where they now root for the Marlins or Diamondbacks.

    The Daily News hasn’t been much more than something to line your parrots cage with in a very long time.

    • florida76 - Feb 9, 2011 at 1:26 PM

      The LA Dodgers are simply paying homage to the past, so I see nothing wrong with a throwback Dodgers uniform. No amends are needed for Brooklyn, when a franchise relocates, a new history is automatically written in the new city. While the old Brooklyn Dodgers had hall of famers, including Jackie Robinson, they only accounted for a single world title. We have to remember that was about a half century ago, and sports teams aren’t like McDonald restaurants.

      By contrast, the LA Dodgers have won five times as many world titles, and have hall of famers more familiar to the fans of Los Angeles.

  4. lampdwellr - Feb 9, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    New from the Kansas City Star and Omaha World-Herald: “Sacramento Kings better not go back to baby blue and red!”

  5. PanchoHerreraFanClub - Feb 9, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    When the Dodgers left Brooklyn they took the heart out of the city. There is no way to make amends for that certainly not wearing throwback uniforms in another city. The only revenge the Brooklyn fans get is that moving to LA probably costs the Dodger fanchise several hundred million dollars every year.

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