Sunday, August 28, 2005
Today the Dodgers celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series Championship -- when they finally beat the Yankees and brought victory to Flatbush.
13 members of the team are still alive and most were at Dodger Stadium today for the event. Family members represented team members who have passed away.
Noticeably absent today was anyone representing Mr. Walter O'Malley, who owned the team at the time, and moved them in 1958 to Los Angeles. The O'Malley family is fondly remembered (outside of Brooklyn) for their stewardship of the team. My guess is the new McCourt operation wasn't even thoughtful enough to invite the O'Malley family to participate.