in his wheelhouse

Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Mon Jun 18 17:18:47 UTC 2001

Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> writes:

I still remember the dies irae when the Dodgers left
Brooklyn for L.A. after the '57 season, after their owner Walter
O'Malley, according to the legend that may even be true, got Horace
Stoneham (owner of the Giants) drunk and convinced him to move the
Giants out to San Francisco to "join" him.  The Dodgers won the World
Series in '59, in their second season out there, but I could(n't)
have cared less.

When the Amazin' Mets won their first pennant (or was it when they won the
World Series?), a poem appeared in the press, maybe by Ogden Nash, ending
with the lines:

     At last your faithful loyal clients[*]
     Can forget the Dodgers and the Giants.
     And what of O'Malley and of Stoneham?
     De mortuis nil nisi bonum.

* Of whom I was one.

-- Mark

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