Old Brooklyn Fan, Where Are You?

Old Brooklyn Fan made a rare appearance the other day and promptly disappeared.  He reminded me of a TV show and a simpler time in America.

50 years ago, between the time of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Mets, there was a great sitcom on NBC that was unlike any of the reality TV drivel that is fed to us today.  Bring back the scripted drivel!

The theme song is crying out for a Dodger do-over.

There’s a holdup in the Bronx,
Brooklyn‘s broken out in fights;
There’s a traffic jam in Harlem
That’s backed up to Jackson Heights;
There’s a scout troop short a child,
Krushchev’s due at Idlewild!
Car 54, Where Are You??

Francis Muldoon (Frank) and Gunther Toody (Ned) in executive session.  The words may be different, but the feeling is the same.

Keep watching that traffic.  The rest of the MLB is passing you by.

This Day in Dodgers History

On August 17, 1992 – Kevin Gross no-hits the Giants at Dodger Stadium, 2-0.


61 Responses to Old Brooklyn Fan, Where Are You?

  1. trublu4ever says:

    Car 54 brings back memories…my parents watched it as a ritual!
    And, please come join us Oldbrooklynfan! I saw you here and we’d love to have you be part of this wonderful group.

  2. It ain’t Car 54, but it is the Black Crowes, She Talks to Angels:


    He never mentions the word champion
    His team’s not much to see
    Yes, as GM he’s a poor one
    Part of the old Gnat family

    He cries over the orange and black now
    Picks up their scraps alright
    Yes he heaves a sigh when they win yeah
    There ain’t nuthin’ gonna make that right

    City of the Angels
    Got an old Gnat goat to blame
    Oh yeah, city of the Angels
    Got ‘em an old Gnat goat to blame

    Yeah we had a future, but he hocked it
    So he could get his boys for free
    Yes he took what was a shiny toy
    Yeah and made it all now the misery
    We see
    City of the Angels
    Got an old Gnat goat to blame
    Oh yeah, city of the Angels
    Got ‘em an old Gnat goat to blame

    He don’t know no better
    Not that I’ve ever seen
    At best he ain’t done nuthin’
    But at worst he has ruin’d everything

    He cries oe’r the orange and black now
    His ring brings memories
    oh yeah, he still smiles when the shame comes
    Finds excuse in poor play and injuries, want what used to be

    City of the Angels
    Got an old Gnat goat to blame
    Oh yeah, city of the Angels
    Got ‘em an old Gnat goat to blame

    (Variations in chorus to fade)

    ©NedCo Broken Records 2011

  3. trublu4ever says:

    I wonder if we can score a few runs tonight? That would be a pleasant surprise.

  4. Old Brooklyn Fan is say Hi to Everyone.

    • trublu4ever says:

      Hello, OBF. Good to see you.

    • 32and53fan says:

      Hi Joe,
      Did you get Emma’s message? She will be in New York City tonight and going to the Brooklyn Cyclones game tomorrow night. She would like to hook up with you and Truebluewill.

      • 32 and 53 Fan, How’ya doin?’.
        It’s kind of a short notice, I’m already booked up for the weekend.
        But I wouldn’t mind us all hooking up together again some day.
        My daughter and I will meet up with Fansince 53 (Ron) of the LFP and his daughter Fansince85 for Sunday Sept 4. at Yankee Stadium and TBW and I will meet them on Friday Sept. 9 at Citi Field and we’re trying to arrange to meet in Flatbush on the old site of Ebbets Field.

  5. 32and53fan says:

    From the David Wells interview with Matt Kemp:
    — On his future with the Dodgers: “It is a business and you never know what’s going to happen, but I definitely want to be a Dodger.”

    What will Toody and Muldoon do?

  6. trublu4ever says:

    Let’s get some runs tonight guys and help the kid out.

  7. trublu4ever says:

    RALLY ( . )_( . ) (_|_) TIME!!!!!

  8. trublu4ever says:

    Justin is a keeper!

  9. nedisajerk says:

    Wow another dp by Sellers.

  10. trublu4ever says:


    • JhallWally says:

      Good grief!! It’s time to bench Loweeney for good and bring up Sands. At least it is somewhat exciting watching the kids.

      Love your gravatar Trumom. Very appropriate seeing as we have boobs running the team. On and off the field. LOL!!!

  11. trublu4ever says:

    Poor Nate….no freakinng run support!

  12. trublu4ever says:

    Then again, Billz didn’t have any last night, either!

  13. trublu4ever says:

    Woo-Hoo…Dre…let’s bring him home Matty!

  14. trublu4ever says:


  15. Nellyjune says:

    OMG!!! He got a hit!! 🙂

  16. See I got here just in time to see the beginning of the end of this ballgame.

  17. JhallWally says:

    Rats!!! Still a darn good outing by the kid!!!

  18. trublu4ever says:

    Holy shit…Gwynn!

  19. Pretty sad when Gwynn’s your entire offense for the night.

  20. trublu4ever says:


  21. I see Blake hurt his shoulder. What a pathetic bunch of broken down losers.

    Why isn’t the media all over Ned for this fiasco? There are plenty of teams with less payroll playing one helluva lot better ball.

  22. JhallWally says:

    Oh well, it was just a matter of time until the shit pile started steaming.

  23. enchantedTheBeav says:

    Hey DilDon. You ever need a ball in the dirt, Lindblom’s your man.

  24. trublu4ever says:

    It’s pretty sad when all your team has become Weeneys 😉

  25. trublu4ever says:

    Damn…the gnats won and the Dbacks got blown out by the Phillies!

  26. Rivera must be using a really heavy bat – he never got it off his shoulder.

  27. Quite the showing again tonight. I actually thought they might be able to take a couple from the Brewers. Should’ve know this motley crew doesn’t have it in them.

  28. JhallWally says:

    Oh well, more of the same. Pathetic ineptitude. Good job by Eovaldi. Not much you can do with no offense. At least we’ve got a good shot tomorrow with Kersh going. But even he needs runs.

  29. Don’t know if anyone already posted this a few days ago, but its a Q&A interview with everyone’s [un]favorite GM:


  30. 32and53fan says:

    …still watching the traffic go by.

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