Jason Haber

Apr 9, 2021

3 min read

Don’t Blame Water O’Malley. Blame Robert Moses.

It was a cold spring day on April 9, 1913 when 10,000 fans came out to see the Brooklyn Dodgers take on the Philadelphia Phillies. While the home team lost that day (they were after all affectionately called “Dem Bums” for their notoriously losing ways), the stadium was a sight to see. Reporters at the time hailed it as a catherdral to our national pastime and predicted it would be in use for 200 years. It…