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    Re: The Orange and Black(Sox)

    Brooklyn Blues

    By Jan Tyler

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    CHAPTER FOUR: FROM BROKE TO EXPANSION


    At the 2012 Winter Meetings, for the sixth consecutive year, the lords of baseball decided to postpone talk of...
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    jdcoplnd: Great to hear from you! And thanks for the nice words. I had a little bit more written that I just got distracted from posting last week, so here we are. This basically brings us up to the...
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    Re: The Orange and Black(Sox)

    Brooklyn Blues

    How Baseball Returned to Brooklyn and Won the Hearts of America

    By Jan Tyler

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    CHAPTER TWO: MAKES US STRONGER
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    Re: The Orange and Black(Sox)

    Brooklyn Blues

    How Baseball Returned to Brooklyn and Won the Hearts of America

    By Jan Tyler

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    CHAPTER ONE: THE FAMILY BUSINESS (continued)
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    hotchickenstew: Very flattering...I think...

    Okay, so here are what was going to be the first exposition chapters of a new dynasty that is not forthcoming.

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    Brooklyn Blues
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    MadThespian: Thanks! It was fun for me. Sorry I didn't see your post for, oh, eight months or so.

    jshaw: Funny you should mention it. I have tried my hand at a sort of sequel off and on since...
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    Sticky: Re: The Baseball Mogul Dynasty Hall of Fame

    Wow guys. Thank you. That's quite an honor, and I'm very glad that you enjoyed the story that much. Admittedly, getting "nominated" by a Hall of Famer himself and one of my inspirations in my writing...
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    Oh. Sorry. That's an easy one. The selloff was all me. Purely because it seemed the sort of thing Martin Peterson would do.
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    eick: Sure, happy to answer whatever. I remember several years ago there was somebody (OldYankFan?) who published a "commentary track" after a dynasty, telling what he was thinking, etc. I don't plan...
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    LazyKingDave: Thanks! I look forward to seeing how the story goes on your side of the house as well.

    jshaw: No offense taken, and yes, Mogul does love itself some drama. Which is convenient for...
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    eick: Yes he does, and don't think he doesn't appreciate it! This is pretty much the best way I've found to play the game. Thanks very much for commenting - every time you did. That too was greatly...
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    October, 1950

    I slept really well that night. As you might imagine.

    I woke the next day ready to begin the serious business of re-signing, extending, or releasing various players. But something...
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    October 14, 1950 - Game 7

    And it took all of that for me to begin to believe it was possible. Albright's home run in the fifth just made it seem real. Orioles 5, Clippers 1 And even though, in the...
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    hotchickenstew: We can but hope. Thanks as always!

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    October 14, 1950 - Game 7

    See that number up there? The one after the word "Game"?

    Meet the bane of my existence. Okay,...
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    eick: Wouldn't that just be something? :) Thanks as always.

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    October 13, 1950 - Game 6

    It had gotten up to the 50 degree mark the other day for our game, and was pleasantly...
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    October 11, 1950 - Game 5

    The announcement came before the opening ceremonies. The Detroit Tigers are happy to welcome home one of Michigan's favorite sons. Long time executive and Hall of Fame...
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    eick: Maaaaaybe... Thanks!

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    October 10, 1950 - Game 4

    It's not as though we've been bad, after all. Simply not good enough.

    Eddie announced that Chet would indeed pitch...
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    October 9, 1950 - Game 3

    At this point, I'd be willing to find an old gypsy woman to take off the curse. Whatever the curse may be. I expect a black cat to walk in front of the visitors dugout...
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    October 7, 1950 - Game 2

    We'll try it again. The power had certainly come yesterday, but only on one side of the game. Today we could at least hope for the other side with their best pitcher done...
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    jdcoplnd: Wow, that's quite an honor. Thank you. I'm very glad you've enjoyed it. Thanks for reading and for letting me know!

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    October 6, 1950 - Game 1

    Power. That seems to be...
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    hotchickenstew: Thanks, and thanks for being a regular commenter,

    eick: Thank you. I wouldn't even know how to go about such a thing, but maybe after a while I'll give it a try. If I do, I'll post...
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    September - October, 1950

    One more time.

    September 30 - October 2, 1950
    Washington Senators (63 - 88) at Baltimore Orioles (102 - 49)

    Three more games, to decide absolutely nothing over...
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    September, 1950

    Susanna let me pick the movie last night, because I haven't been indulging myself enough lately. So we went to see Destination Moon, with John Archer and Warner Anderson.
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    Re: The Orange and Black(Sox)

    jshaw: Many thanks! I've had several ideas as to what I'd like to do next. Unfortunately, at this point they're just ideas. If I do something, I may just take shameless advantage of this forum and...
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    Re: The Orange and Black(Sox)

    eick: The relative value of money from IRL to OBS universe has always been more than a little off. I deliberately upped it to give more of a comparison, and make Marshall look even worse.

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